The second-generation Samsung Gear 360 camera is leaps and bounds above its predecessor. Capable of capturing the full panoramic shot with its 4K video and 15 MP photo resolution, the Gear 360 is equipped with dual 180-degree lenses working in concert to deliver an incredible 360-degree HD picture that takes in the entire scene.
Whether you want to use just one of the lenses to capture the family reunion or shoot the complete 360-degree panoramic of the Grand Canyon with both fish-eye lenses, the type of shot is entirely up to you. Armed with powerful f/2.2 lenses that are both splash and dust resistant, the Gear 360 is an action-packed camera that is super durable.
Designed to be portable, Samsung’s Gear 360 weighs only .29 lbs and can easily slide right into your pocket. Accompanying the camera is an ergonomically–sound handle at the base for image and video stabilization enabling users to shoot an entire scene in one single take. From the memorable road trip across the country to the sold-out stadium concert, the simple-to-use Gear 360 is designed for the novice photographer to the seasoned filmmaker.
Sharing your panoramic footage/360 high-res images over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram, is as seamless as connecting the iOS/Galaxy-compatible Gear 360 app. This is where you can preview, edit, and share your day’s footage with your social media network with a simple click of a button. If you want to step up the technology and transform your work into a fully immersive experience, the Samsung Gear VR is the perfect compliment to the Gear 360 camera. Samsung VR is not available for iOS devices but if you have a Galaxy, you can bring that trip to Jamaica into the living room of your family and friends.
With two fisheye lenses that capture four times the resolution of regular HD, the Samsung Gear camera has tons of upside. It also has one of the coolest designs outside of the GoPro – making it fun to carry around with you whether you’re heading to an office party or backpacking around the world. Capable of handling a splash but not a full submerge, the IP53 water-resistant rating gives you the perfect threshold of a little rain won’t hurt it but a full dip in the pool could cause major issues.
Bottom line: if you’re looking for a stylish, portable, yet affordable HD camera that captures 360-degree images, this is a great choice. If you already have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and are looking for a high-resolution camera, this is a no-brainer purchase – especially if you’re considering the world of virtual reality.