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Samsung Gear 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews of Samsung Gear 360. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung Gear 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Spencer Hart Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: excellent 360-degree camera… if you have a Samsung phone

 

Little ball of fun is perfect if you’ve bought into the Samsung VR ecosystem

Footage looks really good ; VR filming made easy ; Resembles eyeball

Pricey ; Inevitable mild distortion ; No Galaxy phone? Be off then

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (t3.com)

Hands on Samsung Gear 360 review: easy-to-use VR camera is expensive but tempting

 

Shoot your own VR videos with this dual camera eyeball on a stick

Footage looks really good ; VR filming made easy ; Resembles eyeball

400 bucks feels pricey ; Inevitable mild distortion ; No Galaxy phone? Be off then

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

Huge potential, but tech troubles means it's a few degrees short of the full circle

Tough build, but still looks slick ; Decent battery life ; Easy pairing and reconnection

Fussy compatibility ; A bit too large for a pocket ; Desktop software is Windows only

Too many problems to recommend it to everyone, but there’s a capable 360° camera in here somewhere

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder

 

Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the entire ecosystem would be complete. One of the big question...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

This capable little camera plays nicely with the Gear VR

Easy to capture 360 photos and video ; Big on-camera controls ; Perfect for Gear VR

Not as pocketable as LG's camera ; Not waterproof ; Requires newer Samsung phone

Samsung's virtual reality ecosystem expands with this consumer-ready camera that makes it easy to capture 360 photos and video. It's best in the hands of Gear VR-owning creative types, though, it's not quite as pocketable as its closest rival, or...

May, 2016

Expert review by : David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Gear 360 review - hands on with the VR camera, UK price confirmed as £300

 

The Gear 360 is a smart-looking camera that takes fully immersive VR-compatible images

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

Samsung's Gear 360 is one of the best consumer 360-degree cameras you can get at the moment, and yet for most people it's probably not going to be "the one to get."

The well-priced Samsung Gear 360 produces some of the best spherical video you can get from a consumer-grade 360-degree camera at the moment. Easy to use on its own or with its full-featured mobile app. Can be used as a single-lens wide-angle video...

The camera's app currently works on only select Samsung phones. The lenses can be easily scratched and replacements aren't available. Included editing software is Windows-only and editing without it is difficult at best. Transferring clips longer than...

The Samsung Gear 360 is great for simple 360-degree video and photos. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to get the most from it, right out of the box.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Samsung's Gear 360 is the VR video camera for the masses

 

But only if you own a Samsung phone.

Compact design ; Super easy to use ; Multiple 360 modes ; Good video quality (at highest setting) ; Tripod socket on bottom ; Swappable storage

Only works with select Samsung Galaxy phones ; Slipper three-legged tripod pack-in ; Battery life is not great

Samsung's Gear 360 gets all the basics right for a first-gen 360 camera.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Team Alphr (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Gear 360 review: A super 360-degree camera that only plays nicely with Galaxy phones

 

The Samsung Gear 360 is a super bit of kit, but small niggles irk considering the price

£350 is fine if it’s something you want, and need. It’s very cool technology, after all.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: The 360 camera Gear VR users should get

 

For simple 360-degree video and photos, the Gear 360 is great. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to complete the picture.

The well-priced Samsung Gear 360 produces some of the best spherical video you can get from a consumer-grade 360-degree camera at the moment. Easy to use on its own or with its full-featured mobile app. Can be used as a single-lens wide-angle video...

The camera's app currently works on only select Samsung phones. The lenses can be easily scratched and replacements aren't available. Included editing software is Windows-only and editing without it is difficult at best. Transferring clips longer than...

The Samsung Gear 360 is great for simple 360-degree video and photos. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to get the most from it, right out of the box.

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.35 / 1350
Battery life (max):1350 / 2.6

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:PMOLED
Display diagonal:1.27

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Chipset:DRIMe5s
Colour of product:Silver / White
International Protection (IP) code:IP53
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / No / Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):15
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:15 / 25.9

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:360
Fixed aperture:2
Lens Type:Ultra wide-angle

Networking

Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Software

Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Photo mode:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal Memory:1000
Maximum memory card size:200 / 256
Storage Media:Internal memory / Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Chipset:DRIMe5s
Colour of product:Silver / White
International Protection (IP) code:IP53
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 1920
Supported video modes:1440p
Video formats supported:H.265, MP4 / H.265,MP4
Video Resolutions:2560 x 1440

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.63 / 56.3 / 6.67 / 60.1
Height :5.63 / 56.3 / 6.01 / 60.1
Weight:152
Weight (including battery):152
Width:6.01 / 6.67 / 66.7