New Samsung Gear 360 Unveiled, Now Shoots in 4K

Lots of details emerging from Samsung Unpacked today.

Samsung Unpacked has now begun, with the company already details masses of new virtual reality (VR) news including the price and release date for the new Gear VR controller and more. Now its the turn of Gear 360, Samsung’s consumer camera for record 360-degree video. Today a new Gear 360 camera has been unveiled, showcasing a new form factor and features.

The Gear 360 (2017) now comes in a far more hand friendly design, disposing with last years tripod model for an easy to hold grip.

It’s not just the outside that Samsung has changed, it now comes packed with loads of new features. The biggest addition is that of 4K resolution recording. Also include is the ability to live stream, all controlled with the Samsung Gear 360 app.

The device accepts up to a maximum 256 GB SD memory card with up to 130-minute battery capacity when recording at 2560×1280@30fps.

No details have yet been released on price or availability, but when they are VRFocus will let you know.

Gear 360 Camera Specs:

Camera:

CMOS 8.4MP x2 / F2.2 lens (Default output pixel count equivalent to 15MP)Dual Lens Mode, Single Lens Mode (Front/Rear) Video, Photo,Time lapse, Video looping, Landscape HDR EV, Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, Wind Cut, ISO Limit (up to 1600) Horizontal Correction, Geo Tagging (via Smartphone)

Still Capturing (Max Resolution) 360˚ Dual Lens: up to 15MP (5472 x 2736), Single Lens: up to 3MP (2304 x 1296), Format: JPEG

Video:

Video Recording (Max Resolution)360˚ Dual Lens: up to 4096 x 2048 (24fps)
Single Lens: up to 1920 x 1080 (60fps)
Codec: MP4 (H.265)

Recording time: Up to 130 mins (2560 x 1280 / 30fps)

Performance:

Battery – 1,160mAh

 

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