360° videos and cameras become more popular and manufacturers offering new cameras. Beginning this year Nikon announced their KeyMission 360 and recently the Elephone ELEcam 360 was introduced. A while ago you needed 2 or more cameras to achieve 360° videos. Nikon KeyMission 360, Elephone ELEcam 360 and Samsung Gear 360 are equipped with 2 lenses on both sides, so you just need one device to shoot 360° action. Let’s take a look at the specs:
In 2017 Samsung updated their Gear 360, here you can find more info on the new Samsung Gear 360 (2017).
Samsung Gear 360 Specs
Samsung Gear 360 is equipped with two lenses and two 15 MP sensors (currently don’t know which brand).
The camera features a DRIMe5s chip, same one is used in other Samsung cameras such as the NX1.
Video Resolution & Frame Rate:
The camera records two 2560 x 1440 videos (two 16:9 – 2K videos) which a stitched together to a 3840 x 1920 (2:1) 360° video.
videos are recorded in .mp4 format and .h265 codec.
In Single cam mode (one lens) the camera takes 3072 x 1728 (5MP) images; in Dual Cam mode up to 7776 x 3888 (30M) images; .jpg format.
Samsung Gear 360 is equipped with 2 f2.0 lenses.
The camera holds a 0.5″ (72 x 32) PMOLED display to check the settings.
The camera features a removable 1350 mAh battery
microSD cards up to 200GB are supported
Connectivity & Ports:
Samsung Gear 360 features wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with 2.4 and 5.2 GHz;
additionally Bluetooth and NFC
The camera holds a miniUSB port,
not sure if A/V out and Mic-in via USB are possible.
Videos can be stitched using an Android App with compatible devices: Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note5, S7, S7 edge with the Samsung Gear 360 Manager app.
Or on a PCs with the Gear 360 ActionDirector software.
The camera is also equipped with Gyro and Accelerometer Sensor,
and is dust and splash proof.
(Certified IP53 for protection against harmful deposits of dust and against water sprayed at any angle up to 60º from the vertical.)
Dimensions & Weight:
Weight: 152g incl. battery
Dimensions: 66.7 x 56.3 x 60.1 mm
Included is a small tripod / handle grip and a USB cable.
The available shooting modes are
- Time-Lapse Video
- Looping Video
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