Samsung Introduces ball shaped 360-degree camera action




Samsung has announced the Gear 360. The ball-shaped camera is equipped with two fisheye lenses, which allows 360-degree videos in 4K resolution can be made. Photos have a resolution of up to 30 megapixels.

The Samsung Gear 360 are two cameras processed , each with a 15-megapixel sensor, and are equipped with a fisheye lens with a wide viewing angle and an aperture of f / 2.0. The image processor handles the camera images of the two individual sensors into a 360-degree video or photo.

The device creates videos with a resolution of 3840×1920 pixels at 30fps. Files are saved with the h265 codec. 360-degree photos, combining the files of the two sensors have a resolution of 7776×3888 pixels. Also, it is possible to make with one of the two built-in cameras to capture images.

Samsung Gear 360
Samsung Gear 360
Samsung Gear 360

Besides a photo and movie function Gear 360 has a time-lapse mode. Users have control over sharpness, white balance, HDR, exposure compensation and maximum ISO value, and can enable a wind filter. The camera works in conjunction with the gear 360 app on Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S6 and S7 models. It is possible to view the camera images in real time with a 360-degree VR goggles as Samsung’s own Gear VR.

The ball has a 0.5 “-schermpje present and there can Micro SD cards of up to 128GB are used in the camera. The Gear 360 weighs 153 grams and has dimensions of 66,7×56,2x60mm. The camerabal is water- and dustproof in accordance with IP53 standard. the device is equipped with wiFi, nFC, bluetooth and a USB connection. In the second quarter the gear 360 in the market for a retail price of 419 euros.


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