+ Wednesday January 22nd, 2020

Samsung has jumped onto the 360-degree camera bandwagon updating last years Gear 360 with a newer model at this mornings event with the 4K compatible Gear 360 (2017).

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)
CameraTwo CMOS 8.4-megapixel fish-eye cameras
Image ProcessorDRIMe5s
VideoMP4 (H.265)- Dual Lens: 4096×2048 (24fps)
ImageJPEG- Dual Lens: 15MP
AudioCodec: ACCFormat: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
MemorymicroSD card (Up to 256GB)
FeaturesShooting modeVideo, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video,Landscape HDR
IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Camera modeDual/Single Lens mode
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)Wi-Fi DirectBluetooth® 4.1USB 2.0 (Type-C)
Dimensions100.6×46.3×45.1 mm @ 130g
Battery1,160mAh Li-ion
CompatabilityGalaxy 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.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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