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Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

We have collected and analyzed 21 expert reviews and 375 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is Aug 29, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Expert review by : Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

Samsung's Gear 360 is the best 360 cam for Galaxy owners.

If you find VR exciting and you happen to own (or are looking to buy) the S7/S7 Edge and Gear VR headset, you may want to consider owning the Gear 360 camera as well. Not only will you have the means to experience immersive 360-degree content provided...

May, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

 

Samsung's Gear 360 is a quirky, fun way to try out 360-degree video.

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

 

Samsung's second version of the Gear 360 improves on the original, delivering better video and a more refined user experience.

Improved 4K video capture. Smaller and lighter than previous version. Supports live streams. Compatible with iOS and macOS. Affordable.

Not submersible. 4K footage limited to 24p frame rate. 4K files are huge. Android support limited to Samsung handsets. Live streaming not supported on all platforms. Non-removable battery.

The new Gear 360 is a solid, affordable piece of hardware. It's priced at $229, but has been selling for less for some time now, enhancing its value. We'd love to see it work with Android devices outside of the Samsung brand, but improved iOS support...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

 

It's cheaper, faster, and easier — but the big questions about 360-degree cameras remain

Faster and easier to use ; Crisp photos and improved video quality ; Better ergonomics

4K videos aren’t very fluid ; Limited resolutions and frame rates ; Still feels like a solution in search of a problem

We’re still very much in the trial and error phase with spherical video and photos. There are major platforms that support the format, like YouTube and Facebook, and there have been some really compelling stories told in 360-degrees by journalism...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear 360 Virtual Reality camera

 

2017 Samsung Gear 360 Virtual Reality camera : Millennials are the true digital generation. They think, play, communicate and live in digital. Mobile devices are intuitive to them as is their openness and adaptability to new innovations and technology....

Live streaming function has been added to the new Gear 360 Virtual Reality camera. Whether it’s Facebook or YouTube, it’s possible to stream your very own 360° internet show. 4K 360 degree video recording with surround Landscape HDR - larger pixels for...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear 360 2017 Edition

 

Samsung presents the Gear 360 2017 model with 4K video : At the Unpacked 2017 event in the Unites States, Samsung Electronics introduced the 2017 4K model of the Gear 360. The Gear 360 2017 Edition is packed with new features and a refined design to...

To help creators put their best content forward, the new Gear 360 2017 Edition comes equipped with a variety of shooting modes and editing tools, and makes it possible to effortlessly convert 360-degree videos into standard formats for easy-to-share...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear 360 4K camera

 

Samsung's 2017 Gear 360 introduces 4K image capture : The Samsung Gear 360 2017 model comes with 4K video resolution and 360-degree capture. Yesterday at the Unpacked 2017 press event in New York city, Samsung Electronics unveiled the next generation...

The 2017 Gear 360 leverages Samsung’s innovative technologies and services to seamlessly share, view and edit content. Whether creating a 360-degree video or still images, users can access various viewing modes, editing tools and photo effects and...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear 360

 

Samsung has overhauled its Gear 360 camera for 2017, adding some useful features, reducing the bulk and adding iPhone compatibility.

The Samsung Gear 360 (2017) makes it easy to get started in 360-degree content.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

 

Is this the best way to get a properly rounded view of the world?

Fits in your pocket ; Decent footage and photos ; Easy to use

Limited Android support ; 4K footage doesn’t look 4K ; No built-in tripod

A step forward for 360-degree cameras, but still a step below perfection

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) hands-on review

 

The second gen 360 degree-seeing eye is a focused all-rounder

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1160 / 1350
Battery life (max):3

Display

Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:0.5

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Color of product:White
F-number (relative aperture):2.2
International Protection (IP) code:IP53
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:15 / 25.9

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:360
Fixed aperture:0.0787
Lens Type:Ultra wide-angle

Networking

Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-C

Software

Mobile operating systems supported:Android

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Photo mode:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage media:Internal memory / Memory Card

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 1920 / 4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p,1280p,2160p / 1440p
Video formats supported:H.265,MP4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,2560 x 1280,4096 x 2160 / 2560 x 1440

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.78 / 2.22
Height:2.37 / 3.96
Weight:4.59 / 5.36
Width:1.82 / 2.63