Samsung shows the intricate inner workings of its Gear 360 panoramic smart camera
The Gear 360's case is comprised of front and back halves. The front houses most of the components, which we'll get to later. Resistant to dust and water splashes and designed to remain portable while supporting your freedom of movement, the camera remains small enough to be carried in one hand. The rear half contains the rear bracket, which lets users switch modes between video, still images, 180 degrees and the full 360 degress. It also houses the microphone, speaker, and the tripod mount (which also takes in other third-party accessories).
To gain adequate imaging power, the Gear 360 has been outfitted with two 15MP camera sensors equipped with fish-eye lenses. They capture 195-degree video each, which gets stitched together into 360-degree content via software. There are also accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to precisely adjust the cameras' movements.
The Gear 360 launched at the end of April, priced at $350 in the U.S. Does anyone around here own the adorable spherical critter?