Samsung Gear 360 Camera has been unveiled by Samsung in the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But this is not the one and only company to introduce 360 camera in 2016. Many other companies Nikon, LG, Kodak, Ricoh, Bublcam and Vuze will soon jump into the competitive market of 360 degree video capturing.
Video is becoming the preferred way of presenting content by most of the business organization and if the 360 degree video content is added with the VR component, showcasing the service would be much easier by the organization. But an immersive VR experience needs a high quality camera that can capture everything better to say 360 degree videos and this is what Samsung Gear 360 is designed for.
Samsung has incorporated high end specifications in their Gera 360 camera that includes dual f/2.0 fisheye lens able to capture 30 MP still images and 15 MP 360 degree video of a higher resolution (3840×1920). The Bright Lens of 2.0 aperture make sure that that images will be of high quality even in low light condition. If there is a need to capture 180 degree images, just use one camera and that’s it.
Also this high end device is packed with a DRIMe5s image processor, microSD card to extend the memory storage up to 128 GB, 1 GB RAM, gyro and accelero-meter sensor, A PMOLED display of 0.5 inch, 1350mAh battery (removable) and Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
The company has made this Gera 360 compatible with most of their Smartphone starting from Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge plus, S7, S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 5. Even users can use it with their PC as well.
Facebook and YouTube both embraced 360-degree content in 2015, but this small corner of the camera market is still looking for its first breakout star. And that could all change soon thanks to companies like Samsung, Nikon, GoPro, and even LG, which also announced its own 360 camera earlier today.
Nothing about the price is confirmed yet, however, it will be made available in the second quarter of 2016.