Samsung virtual reality camera goes on sale
Samsung’s Gear 360 virtual reality camera will go on sale shortly in the US.
Announced in conjunction with Samsung’s unveiling of its Note7 smartphone and an updated Gear VR headset, and priced at US $350, the camera is in direct competition with a number of other consumer-focused devices, such as the Ricoh Theta S, 360fly’s 4K camera, Giroptic’s 360cam, and Kodak’s SP360.
Weighing 153 grams, the Samsung Gear 360 is a spherical camera with two F/2.0 fish-eye lenses that capture 195-degree photos and videos and then stitch them together. It allows photos of up to 30 megapixels and supports “90 percent of 4K” for the whole sphere when you’re capturing images at the highest resolution (3840×1920).
The device holds up to 128GB of memory in a microSD card, allowing you to shoot up to 7 hours of video at the highest quality. It also has a 1,350 mAH lithium-ion battery that lasts up to two hours.
Find out more here: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-360/