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Samsung Gear 360

We have collected and analyzed 65 expert reviews and 337 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Dec 9, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 369322 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: The 360 camera Gear VR users should get

 

For simple 360-degree video and photos, the Gear 360 is great. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to complete the picture.

The well-priced Samsung Gear 360 produces some of the best spherical video you can get from a consumer-grade 360-degree camera at the moment. Easy to use on its own or with its full-featured mobile app. Can be used as a single-lens wide-angle video...

The camera's app currently works on only select Samsung phones. The lenses can be easily scratched and replacements aren't available. Included editing software is Windows-only and editing without it is difficult at best. Transferring clips longer than...

The Samsung Gear 360 is great for simple 360-degree video and photos. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to get the most from it, right out of the box.

Oct, 2016

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

Samsung Gear 360 review: only the first step

 

Here's an obvious statement: The shift from film to digital changed the way we take photos and record videos. What's less obvious about that, or at least easier to forget, is that this shift wasn't...

Great photo quality ; Sharp, small design ; Easy to use

Not durable ; Video quality doesn’t match stills ; Doesn't work with non-Samsung phones ; Long transfer times

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear 360

 

The Samsung Gear 360 captures the best video we've seen from a 360-degree camera, but editing is a real pain and you need a premium Samsung phone to get the most out of it.

Best-in-class 360-degree video. Attractive price point. Compact design. Protected from dust and splashes. Solid battery life.

Difficult to edit video. No editing support on OS X or iOS. Only works with specific Android handsets. Lens can fog in some circumstances. Overheats when transferring longer clips to phone. Slightly hollow audio. No external mic support. Doesn't shoot...

Conclusions If you're going to buy a 360-degree camera right now, the Samsung Gear 360 will deliver the best video quality. But there are definitely some caveats. First, you'll want to be a Samsung phone owner in order to get the most out of the...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Gear 360 Review

 

Samsung hasn't just made a bet on virtual reality being the future of entertainment, with the Gear 360 camera it wants VR content creation to be accessible to the masses, too. Hot on the heels of the Gear VR headset comes the perfect camera companion...

Self-contained and easy to use ; Highest resolution consumer VR camera ; Tough build quality

Tricky shape to transport ; Join-lines can be obvious ; Samsung-only phone support

Aug, 2016

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Gear 360 Camera Review

 

360 Degree View. Virtual Reality and 360 degree photography are the hype and Samsung is delivering what the customer wants with a new camera. In this review, we will check to see whether the camera is worth the investment.

relatively high resolution, good workmanship, ActionDirector included, good cameras, MicroSD slot

but limited internal memory, limited video run times, forced shutdown when too hot, scratch-resistant glass, only compatible with Samsung products

The Samsung Gear 360 is definitely one of the best 360 degree cameras available for a reasonable price. However, we have to admit that the technology is not refined yet. The transition between the two camera lenses is too rough and the lighting...

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Samsung Gear 360 camera hands-on: Capture the complete world around you

 

2016 is the year of the affordable 360 degree camera and one of the highest quality models available comes from Samsung. It's limited to working with a newer Samsung phone, but you will also see good output from the white ball.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (mobilesyrup.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: Spherical eye

 

Close to the size of a billiard ball, and not far off from a grenade, the Samsung Gear 360 is meant to be versatile and explosive like those two objects, only in imaging terms. The South Korean company's 360-degree content debut is a fine effort, so...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

What does the new 360-degree camera from Samsung bring to the table and is it better than other cameras? We find out, in this Samsung Gear 360 review!

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Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Gear 360 Review: Great If You Own a Samsung Phone

 

If the Gear 360 worked with more smartphones, it would be my favorite 360 camera, hands-down. While it doesn't take 4K video like the 360fly , the Gear 360 does capture a full 360 degrees in every direction — and does a pretty good job of it at that....

Replaceable battery and microSD card ; Takes full 360-degree images ; Easy to use

Only connects to a few Samsung phones ; Not fully waterpoof like rival 360-degree cameras

Samsung's Gear 360, which can record video in every direction, has everything but iOS compatibility.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Liu Hongzuo (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Gear 360

 

Samsung wants to give the everyday person the ability to create Virtual Reality content. With VR being the next aggressive market, the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera is thus born. Read to see our trial with this pocket-sized VR shooter.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1350
Battery life (max):1350 / 2.6
Battery performance:1350

Display

Built-in display:Y / Yes
Display:PMOLED
Display Diagonal:0.5

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Color of product:Silver / White
International Protection (IP) code:IP53
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:15 / 25.9

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:360
Fixed aperture:0.0787

Networking

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

Software

Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Photo mode:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:200 / 256
Storage media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Color of product:Silver / White
International Protection (IP) code:IP53
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.22 / 2.37
Height:2.22 / 2.37
Weight:5.36
Width:2.63