Samsung Gear 360 launched in South Korea, costs $350
Announced with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2016, the Samsung Gear 360 camera has launched in South Korea. It is available for purchase through the company’s Korean website for a price tag equivalent to US$350 (399,300 Korean Won).
Samsung has also confirmed the 360-degree camera will be available in markets in select regions starting next month but the US doesn’t make the list for now.
The spherical shaped Samsung Gear 360 captures both photos and videos in 360-degree and comes with a companion app which is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7 and Note 5 series phones. It sports two 15MP cameras with f/2.0 fisheye lens and 195-degrees of vision.
The additional 15-degrees stitch the footage into 360-degrees, resulting the capture of 30MP photos and 3840 x 1920 pixels near-4K videos (both in dual Cam mode). It comes with a microSD card slot (up to 128GB), Bluetooth, NFC, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Weighing in at 153 grams, the Samsung Gear 360 has a tripod for shooting, depends on the 1350mAh Li-ion replaceable battery and is IP53 certified (Dust and Water resistant).