Samsung Gear 360 price finally unveiled

Samsung Gear 360 price finally unveiled
Virtual reality has been the buzzword of the last few years, and while we did all the talking so far, it's now time to walk the walk, as the first commercial and affordable 360 cameras and VR headsets roll out. One such camera that plays great with the latest smartphones is the Samsung Gear 360.

Equipped with two 195-degree cameras that overlap, the Gear 360 captures 360 photos and videos (at nearly 4K resolution) by combining the videos from the two on-board cameras. This smart collage happens on your phone and the camera is compatible with Samsung's top-end devices that are capable of taking this load: the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge +, Note 5, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

We knew all of this already but one pressing question about the Gear 360 remained unanswered: what's its price? B&H has now listed the camera in its catalog and reveals its full retail price: $350.

Not bad for such an innovative camera, isn't it? Here's what you get in a nutshell with the Gear 360:

  • Dual 15MP CMOS Sensors
  • Dual f/2.0 Fisheye Lenses
  • 3840 x 1920 Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 30MP Still Images in Dual Lens Mode
  • Dual & Single Lens Modes
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & NFC
  • Supports microSD Card Up to 128GB
  • Google Street View Compatible
It will still be a while until the Gear 360 is available - Samsung has said it will go on sale in Q2 2016 (which likely means the end of June) - but you can already start saving up those pretty pennies.


source: B&H

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13 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Ouch...I'd much rather use an app that utilizes my SmartPhone's camera, similar to Google's Street View app's Photo Sphere feature, but for VR purpose of course.

4. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

But with those app you need to move to create your basic 360 Photo (what a mess). Here, you just record whatever you want to record directly in 360.

2. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I think it's supposed to be the high end 360 camera because of it's price point. Also, in the future, I can see it mounting to drones.

3. MarinoVladimir

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

Take my money, naooo!!!

5. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

My guess before looking at the price was $299. Oh well. If the reviews are good I will still buy for my motorcycle.

6. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Note 4???

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

There is one with only 199.00$ cheaper.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

1.00+ per degree? Ouch! Gottta rack up the money since its going to have very niche sales. If they dropped it to 199, they would sell a lot of them, unless they dont really want too.

9. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If only it is IP68 certified.

10. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

That would be really cool!!

11. Narcoteca

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 01, 2016

You can look for Luna Camera 360*. I preordered already

12. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Forget about the IP68 and all other 360 cameras just wait for the Nikon KeyMission 360 it's waterproof to depths of 30m/100ft, shockproof from heights up to 2m/6.6ft, and has electronic image stabilization.

13. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Isn't IP53 of this camera is quite good enough for general use?

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