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Samsung Gear 360 (2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews of Samsung Gear 360 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Price comparison for Samsung Gear 360 (2016)

  Store     Price
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR...
Tell the whole story with the 360° camera that captures every angle in 4K brilliance and share instantly
$229.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear 360 SM-R210 (2017 Edition) Spherical...
The Gear 360 has evolved to let you record in 4K and then make it your own with the Samsung Gear 360 app...
$199.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360 4K VR...
Tell the whole story with the 360° camera that captures every angle in 4K brilliance and share instantly
$169.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera...
A lightweight, Compact 360-degree Camera
$189.00 TO SHOP
Shockproof Protective Carrying Case, Selfie Stick...
This All in 1 kit is a comprehensive selection of accessories for New Samsung Gear 360 camera 2017 Edition...
$49.00 TO SHOP
Kodak ORBIT360_4K-WH3 PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K 360° VR...
360 Degree VR camera with two fixed focus lenses housed in a futuristic body
$192.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Gear 360 Degree Spherical Camera (SM-C200)...
Immersive 360 Cam High-Res Video and Photo
$89.00 TO SHOP
YiSeyruo Selfie Stick Extendable Monopod with Tripod...
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$18.00 TO SHOP
Insta360 360 VR Camera Insta360 Air (Micro USB)...
Video Resolution: 2560 x 1280 (some cell phones support 3008 x 1504) @30fps
$39.00 TO SHOP
Smatree Q3 Telescoping Selfie Stick with Tripod...
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$23.00 TO SHOP

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