The introduction of interactive panoramic 360-degree images and a more practical generation of virtual reality have set a new benchmark for digital visual media. With that ambitious standard comes a need cameras that place these frontiers within the average consumer’s reach on an attainable, user-friendly playground.
The Samsung Gear 360 may be the most mobile, effective capture device this side of the GoPro and remote-controlled drones to make video and stills explode beyond a single narrow field in high-resolution 3840×1920 video and crisp, clear 25.9MP photographs anywhere awe-inspiring action and images happen.
The Gear 360’s “Normal” lens and F2.0 “Bright” lens can simultaneously shoot forward and behind for an immaculately clear, total presentation of any environment. Even shooting alone, the concentrated wide-angle definition achieved through either lens rivals many professional-grade cameras. What’s more, the device is rugged enough to go anywhere you could ask with certified IP53 structural protection against water sprayed at angles up to 60 degrees from vertical and intrusive dust deposits.
All of this, from a device roughly the size of a golf ball.
You can choose to present your captures directly in live view mode or trim, stitch, and edit 360-degree footage later to share your images online, even to the Google Street View app. Wi-Fi Direct links up the Gear 360 with any Bluetooth-connected Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge or Gear VR for an instant transfer that turns a larger screen and browser optimized for 360-degree video, such as Chrome, Edge, and Firefox, into an any-angle viewer.
Source – Samsung