Samsung announces the Gear 360 camera for taking immersive 360-degree footage
360-degree video has become a popular format for online videos, with services like Samsung Milk VR, Facebook 360, and YouTube 360 providing a platform for sharing 360-degree footage. The Gear 360 captures immersive photos and videos at a very high resolution (3840 x 1920) through its dual fisheye lenses. The results can be seen both in 2D (via a dedicated mobile app), or in 360 degress through the Gear VR. Users can also choose to shoot 180-degree wide angle video and images by only using one side of the camera lens.
At only 153 grams, the Gear 360 is light and compact, with a spherical design that ensures portability. The gadget also comes with a tripod and supports the industry standard thread sizes so it should work with most accessories and mounts on the market. Additionally, the Gear 360 is splash-proof and dust-resistant, so filming your outdoor adventures won't pose a challenge for its safety.
The Gear 360 will be available in Q2 2016 in select countries.