Samsung has decided to launch its latest tech gadget in Canada, the Samsung Gear 360. This ball-shaped camera is now available for purchase in the country through the Samsung Experience stores for $499. But you have alternative place to pick one up, Best Buy store is also offering Samsung’s Gear 360 camera on pre-order deal with expected availability date for August 27. All are same price at $499.99.
The Gear 360 is one of an important role in the evolution of Samsung’s devices alongside the Galaxy Note 7 and Gear VR headset. Its design is shaped like a ball with two fisheye lenses. Each is 195-degree fish-eye lenses with f/2.0 apertures on each side. One lens is capable to shooting 4K video and 30-megapixel still images. The latter features 195 degrees with an f/2.0 aperture.
You can capture images at 7,776 x 3,888 pixel resolution. Then, it can stored in a 128GB microSD card. Gear 360 is synced with a Samsung smartphone, users will be able to preview content in real time when recording. Keep in mind that Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6+, Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.
Samsung Gear 360 key specifications:
- Two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye cameras
- DRIMe5s Image Processor
- MP4 (H.265) Video – Dual Lens: 3840×1920 (30fps)
- Image – JPEG Dual Lens: 30M (7776×3888)
- Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
- microSD card (Up to 128GB)
- 0.5” (72 x 32) PMOLED display
- Shooting mode – Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video
- Dual and Single Lens mode
- Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, EV, ISO limit, Wind cut setting
- IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- Small on-camera display for status and settings
- Support for Samsung Gear 360 App, PC S/W (Gear 360 ActionDirector)
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0, NFC, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
- Dimension: 66.7×56.2×60 mm