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Samsung revealed a brand-new Gear 360 camera in late March alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The South Korean company announced this morning that the Gear 360 will be available for purchase starting tomorrow (May 25th) with a price tag of $229. That’s pretty steep discount compared to its predecessor, which debuted with a $349 MSRP. It’s very aggressive pricing to lure in budding content creators, and we should also mention that the first-generation unit is still available for the low, low price of $169 on Amazon. As its name implies, the camera is able to capture 360-degree video and photos. Specs wise, the new Gear 360 isn’t that far removed from the original. It does include upgraded... Read more...
While the big news coming out of New York City today was no doubt the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung had a number of accessories that will complement its latest flagship smartphones. In fact, Samsung showed off a new Gear 360 camera, the Windows Continuum-esque DeX Dock and a new Gear VR headset bundle. As its name implies, the Gear 360 is capable of shooting pictures and videos in 360 degrees, but now features an integrated hand grip, which Samsung says is easier to use. The camera has been upgraded with dual 8.4MP image sensors that are capable of capturing 4K video at a resolution of 4096x2048 (at 24fps) though two F2.2 fisheye lenses. If you’d like to use the Gear 360 to take still shots,... Read more...
The window of opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the virtual reality movement from the content creation side is right now, but not everyone has suitcases full of cash to invest in pricey VR camera arrays. That's okay because Samsung's Gear 360 is now on sale in select countries, and it costs far less than Facebook's $30,000 Surround 360 platform or HTC's $5,000 Omni camera. Samsung delivered the news this morning during a keynote presentation at its Developers Conference in San Francisco. The Gear 360 is now available for purchase online in South Korea for 399,300 Korean Won (around $350 in U.S. currency) and will head to hundreds of store shelves in May. It's also available in Europe... Read more...
Samsung was quite the busy bee today, first by unveiling its new generation Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets (we'll have some hands-on impressions to share tomorrow), and then by introducing the Gear 360, a small but potent 360-degree camera that Samsung thinks can turn us all into VR capture professionals.Be sure to check out our just-posted Hands-On Video Demo Of The Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge And Gear 360 VR That's the hope, anyway. Samsung is (rightfully so) trying to capitalize on the fast emerging field of virtual reality. So far, the bulk of VR solutions have concentrated on the content consumption side of things—headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and of course Samsung's... Read more...