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Samsung Gear 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews of Samsung Gear 360. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The image quality and portability also get good comments. Many are critical about the connectivity and memory.

usability, portability, image quality, design, durability

memory, connectivity

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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear 360

 

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

May, 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: (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: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear 360

 

Samsung has overhauled its Gear 360 camera for 2017, adding some useful features, reducing the bulk and adding iPhone compatibility.

The Samsung Gear 360 (2017) makes it easy to get started in 360-degree content.

Jun, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review: Samsung’s new and improved pocket-sized 360 camera is a must-have

 

Samsung's Gear 360 camera gets a handy redesign as well as some must-have feature upgrades

Incredibly well-priced ; New, improved design ; Compatible with more devices

Non-removable battery

The price, however, is the thing that swings it for me. This year’s Samsung Gear 360 is in shops now at a mere £219, undercutting that old and not-as-good Gear 360 by £130. The choice is obvious, take the leap, and while you’re at it film yourself...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

 

Is this the best way to get a properly rounded view of the world?

Fits in your pocket ; Decent footage and photos ; Easy to use

Limited Android support ; 4K footage doesn’t look 4K ; No built-in tripod

A step forward for 360-degree cameras, but still a step below perfection

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) hands-on review

 

The second gen 360 degree-seeing eye is a focused all-rounder

Mar, 2017

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

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

Samsung's Gear 360 ( £166.99 at Amazon.co.uk ) 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: (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: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear 360 Virtual Reality camera

 

2017 Samsung Gear 360 Virtual Reality camera : Millennials are the true digital generation. They think, play, communicate and live in digital. Mobile devices are intuitive to them as is their openness and adaptability to new innovations and technology....

Live streaming function has been added to the new Gear 360 Virtual Reality camera. Whether it’s Facebook or YouTube, it’s possible to stream your very own 360° internet show. 4K 360 degree video recording with surround Landscape HDR - larger pixels for...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.35 / 1160 / 1350
Battery life (max):1350 / 2.6 / 3

Display

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

Features

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Colour of product:Silver / White
F-number (relative aperture):2.2
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
USB connector type:USB Type-C

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 / 4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:1080p,1280p,2160p / 1440p
Video formats supported:H.265, MP4 / H.265,MP4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,2560 x 1280,4096 x 2160 / 2560 x 1440

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:45.1 / 5.63 / 56.3 / 6.67 / 60.1
Height :100.6 / 5.63 / 56.3 / 6.01 / 60.1
Weight:130 / 152
Weight (including battery):152
Width:46.3 / 6.01 / 6.67 / 66.7