The camera is lightweight and compact, with an eye to adding more content to Samsung’s burgeoning VR ecosystem allowing users to create and share 360-degree content in beautiful 4K resolution. The camera comes with dual 8.4MP image sensors with an f/2.2 aperture dual fisheye lens, allowing the Gear 360 (2017) to create that high-resolution content.
While post processing is possible with an expanded range of tools available, Samsung says that the Gear 360 (2017) will also support live streaming to Facebook and YouTube.
Samsung has also expanded compatibility for the Gear 360 with the camera able to work with a wide range of Samsung Galaxy devices as well as those running Android 5.0 or later, and with a view to broader adoption, with iOS devices running iOS 10.0 or later.
Spec wise, here’s what Samsung says is inside the Gear 360 (2017).
|Gear 360 (2017)|
|Camera||Two CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras|
|Video||MP4 (H.265)- Dual Lens: 4096×2048 (24fps)|
|Image||JPEG- Dual Lens: 15MP|
|Audio||Codec: ACCFormat: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG|
|Memory||microSD card (Up to 256GB)|
|Features||Shooting modeVideo, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video,Landscape HDR|
|IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant|
|Camera modeDual/Single Lens mode|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)Wi-Fi DirectBluetooth® 4.1USB 2.0 (Type-C)|
|Dimensions||100.6×46.3×45.1 mm @ 130g|
|Compatability||Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6,S6 edge, A5 (2017), A7 (2017) *Android 5.0 or later,iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, *iOS 10.0 or later,Windows, macOS|
Samsung will launch the Gear 360 alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on April 28th for $399.