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Samsung Gear 360 (2016)

Samsung Gear 360 (2016)
alaScore 93

412 reviews

Nov, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 412 reviews of Samsung Gear 360 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung Gear 360 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

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 (

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 (

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 : Daniel Schmidt (

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...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

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 : Victor H. (

Samsung Gear 360 vs LG 360 Cam: comparison


One might be complaining all day long that mobile technology is not advancing at the same break-neck speed it did just a few years back.

Inconspicuous and smaller, easier to fit in pockets ; Instantly saves a usable 360 photo or video ; Has three microphones for better sound capture ; Affordable price

Far worse image quality ; Noticeable stitching artifacts ; Somewhat bland in terms of looks and design

Should you buy a 360 camera in the middle of 2016, just as the first consumer grade cameras in this category appear? For those who have dreamt of 360 panoramic pictures, the answer is a definite yes. If you want to use this footage on a more...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (

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 (

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 : Ted Kritsonis (

Gear 360 Hands-on: Samsung finally lets its 360 camera out to play


After unveiling the Gear 360 camera back in February during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung is finally bringing the product to market on August 19th, coinciding with the launch of the new Galaxy Note 7 and an updated Gear VR headset .

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Vergara (

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!


Jul, 2016

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