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Available on Aug 19th: Samsung Gear 360 – Latest Price, Specs, and Nifty Samsung Infographic

 

With Samsung Gear 360, creating seamlessly spherical videos and photos is beautifully simple.

Source: Samsung Gear 360 – The Official Samsung Galaxy Site


Update August 2, 2016: After only being available to creators, the Samsung’s Gear 360 will be open to US customers on August 19th for $350. This info was hidden deep in a Galaxy Note 7 press release and only specifies online availability:

Gear 360 will be available online beginning August 19.

Be sure to check Amazon.com on Aug 19th. 


Updated April 22, 2016: South Korean Pre-orders sold out in minutes after demand crashes site.


Samsung announced the Gear 360 this past February at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona. Until this past week, the price of the device was a mystery. It appears that a 3rd party retailer (B&H) accidentally posted the Gear 360 as “Coming Soon” for $349.99 – they have since removed the price.

The South Korean company has targeted this summer (2016) for their official launch and hopes to capture the consumer market with this relatively low-priced and feature-rich spherical camera. Built to work with the latest generation of the Galaxy series smartphones (not required), it dons dual F2.0 fisheye lenses featuring CMOS 15MP Sensors that captures 360-degree videos in 3840×1920 pixels (not quite 4k, but close) and still images as high as 30 megapixels.

At $349.99 Samsung will be competing with the similarly priced Ricoh Theta S, which offers live streaming – something we would speculate that Samsung is looking to add to the 360’s resumé. Nevertheless, this camera is well designed and feature-rich (sans live streaming) and most of all affordable.

Key Features:

  • Splash and Dust Resistant: Certified IP53, protection against deposits of dust and against water sprayed at any angle up to 60˚ from the vertical.
  • Fast Sharing: Stopping short of live streaming, Live View mode allows for stitching and editing via a companion smartphone app allowing a user to share fairly quickly.
  • Independent: No need for a compatible smartphone, the camera will capture and store autonomously for desktop editing.
  • Social: Facebook, Youtube, and Google Street View

Compatible Devices:

Samsung Gear 360 Manager app

  • S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+
  • Note5
  • S7, S7 edge

PCs with the Gear 360 ActionDirector software and the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1/8, 7, Vista (SP2), – 64 bit OS for 4K video editing
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768, 16-bit color
  • CPU: Optimized for CPUs with MMX/SSE/SSE2/3DNow!/3DNow! Extension/HyperThreading/AVX2 technology
    • SD video: Intel Pentium, or AMD A4 or faster
    • Full-HD video: Intel Corei5/7 or AMD A8 or faster
    • 4K video: Intel Corei7 or AMD FX or faster
  • Graphics Card:
    • For non-4k video ATI/AMD: 512 MB VGA VRAM or higher (1 GB or higher VRAM and OpenCL capable are recommended)
      • Radeon HD 2000 series or above
      • NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series or above
      • Intel GMA X3100 or above
    • For editing 4K video or above ATI/AMD: 2 GB DDR RAM or above
      • Radeon HD R5 series or above
      • NVIDIA: GeForce GTS/GT series or above
      • Intel HD Graphics 5500 or above
  • Memory:
    • 3 GB or above recommended for 32 bit OS.
    • 6 GB or above recommended for 64 bit OS.
  • Hard Disk Space: 2GB

 


Specs

Display

Memory

Sensors

Battery

Connectivity

Dimensions

Expandable Memory?

Samsung Gear 360

0.5" PMOLED

1GB RAM

Gyro, Accelerometer

1350mAh

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® v4.1, USB 2.0, NFC

66.7 x 56.3 x 60.1 mm

Yes, MicroSD Card up to 200GB

Samsung NewsRoom circulated this nifty infographic titled “Transforming the Mundane Into the Extraordinary with the Samsung Gear 360.” It’s a marketing product, but a handy reference for someone looking for the basics. Enjoy and share.

Samsung Gear 360 Infographic
Samsung Gear 360 Infographic by Samsung NewsRoom
UPDATE: Coming 8/19 Samsung Gear 360 -Latest Price, Specs, and Nifty Samsung Infographic
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