Samsung Gear 360 Launches In-Store, Expanding Consumer Access to VR Content Creation

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Samsung Gear 360 Launches In-Store, Expanding Consumer Access to VR Content Creation

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced expanded availability of the Samsung Gear 360, an affordable, high-resolution, consumer 360-degree video camera, starting at $349.991 from major in-store retailers including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless stores, in addition to its continued sale online. Check out the Comprehensive VR Camera Guide.

 

“The Gear 360 is a new frontier documenting life’s memories, in the most immersive way possible today, and then sharing that via social, or directly into Virtual Reality”

 

The Gear 360 provides a new way to create and share even more rich memories of your friends, family and adventures. Because Gear 360 captures in 360 degree spheres, you can relive the whole experience, in 30MP spherical stills, or up to 3840X1920 high resolution video. Using a compatible Galaxy device, consumers can easily edit, stitch and share 360 content via 360-supported social networks, or view it with Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. Suited for any environment, the dust and splash-resistant Gear 360 is portable, versatile, and user-friendly.

 

“The Gear 360 is a new frontier documenting life’s memories, in the most immersive way possible today, and then sharing that via social, or directly into Virtual Reality,” said Nick DiCarlo, Vice President and General Manager of Immersive Products and VR at Samsung Electronics America. “With the Gear 360, consumers will be able create their own immersive experiences and share them with their friends and family.”

 

With the addition of Gear 360, Samsung delivers an end-to-end VR ecosystem that makes quality virtual reality experiences more accessible than ever. Capture with Gear 360, upload and share to Samsung VR (mobile app, web player and Gear VR app), and view in Gear VR. It is a complete solution for creating and sharing rich memories. Pushing the limits of today’s technology, the Gear 360, Gear VR and countless other devices in between, redefine possibility and improve how consumers connect, share, organize and get more out of life.

 

For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/gear360

1 Prices may vary

2 Certified IP53 for protection against harmful deposits of dust and against water sprayed at any angle up to 60˚ from vertical.
Samsung Gear 360 Specifications

Camera Two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye cameras
Image Processor DRIMe5s
Video
MP4 (H.265)
– Dual Lens: Up to 3840×1920 (30fps)
Image
JPEG
– Dual Lens: 30M (7776×3888)
Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Memory microSD card (Up to 256 GB) – sold separately
Features
Display
– 0.5” (72 x 32) PMOLED

Shooting mode
– Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video

Camera mode
– Dual/Single Lens mode
Camera Setting
– Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, EV, ISO limit, Wind cut

IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Services Samsung Gear 360 App, PC S/W (Gear 360 ActionDirector)
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
WiFi Direct,
BT v4.1
USB 2.0
NFC
Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Dimension 66.7×56.3×60.1 mm
Weight 152g (including battery)
Battery** 1,350mAh Li-ion
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
**Battery performance may vary depending on configuration, and device usage.

 

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions.

 

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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