Samsung will unveil a 360-degree VR camera alongside the Galaxy S7
1. natypes (Posts: 1086; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
The future is here. I can't wait to play a game on vr.
9. ameran (Posts: 271; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Remember, it wouldn't be revolutionary and futuristic VR product till Apple introduces it as iView.
12. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
samsung vr porn gone mainstream lol
16. ibend (Posts: 4251; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
or it will make us feel akward, just sitting there and watching people doing some interesting stuff and cant join in :-/
18. catze86 (Posts: 708; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)
Indeed. And it would be more painful if we wear tight jeans.
13. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
thay are fun
2. gersont1000 (Posts: 315; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Sounds great! I love how Samsung is always spending huge amounts of money on researching new and existing technologies. They might try too hard to always try to counteract what Apple does, but they are a true leader in my book.
6. hemedans (Posts: 499; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
OZO from Nokia was released since last year,
7. willard12 (Posts: 1624; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
CES was 3 weeks ago I'm and curious if that startup is ready to hit the market with their device. Either way, I'm sure we'll find out that Steve Jobs had a team working on it 20 years ago. Steve Jobs seems to be the 2Pac of technology.
14. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
this camera has been in development for 2 years plus now look it up
4. Landon (Posts: 456; Member since: 07 May 2015)
I can see the price of this being around $600. It's for developers...not consumers so a higher price point is expected.
15. engineer-1701d (unregistered)
actually this is the consumer model the commercial ones are thousands and are used for vr lip sync battle and conan and other things. that samsung has contracted with
10. jsobotka (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)
Am I missing something here? This does not appear to capture stereoscopic imagery. So, not very useful for VR. The head-tracking is nice, but you are basically just looking at flat imagery projected onto the inside of a cylinder.
11. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)
It has a top mounted camera as well from the looks of it.
17. ibend (Posts: 4251; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
its just for 360 VR, not for 3D stereoscopic..
and if look at pic above, you can see 8 pair of 2 camera around the device.. maybe its for stereoscopic recording..
but dunno, still all they explain is 180 top + bottom camera, and they say nothing about those side thingy :-/
20. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)
It will still be awesome compared to looking at flat imagery centered on a small screen. I'd rather have 360 panoramas from places I visit than small photos.
19. Supersonic (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 May 2015)
Had the same product been made by Apple, All the media and some cartoons would be shouting top of their voice that a revolutionary product is being invented by Apple. Alas the truth is Apple is a dead Technology company where noting is invented any more, now they are good follower only.
21. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)
Don't worry, soon Apple will release a version and then the Verge, PA and all other corrupt Apple blogs will shout how revolutionary it is and Apple will sue Samsung.
22. TomMariner (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Nov 2015)
The next logical step for Samsung. By the time the $2 Billion investment by Facebook yields Oculus products, these guys will be a hundred miles down the road and have captured the market.
This should be used as a case in "Time to Market" in the business schools.