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Samsung Gear 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 491 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. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the connectivity and memory.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Samsung Gear 360 hands-on review

 

We say hello to Samsung's cute little VR camera

2016-02

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...

2016-05

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...

2016-02

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: (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Gear 360 Camera Review

 

360 Degree View. Virtual Reality and 360 degree photography are the hype and Samsung is delivering what the customer wants with a new camera. In this review, we will check to see whether the camera is worth the investment.

relatively high resolution, good workmanship, ActionDirector included, good cameras, MicroSD slot

but limited internal memory, limited video run times, forced shutdown when too hot, scratch-resistant glass, only compatible with Samsung products

The Samsung Gear 360 is definitely one of the best 360 degree cameras available for a reasonable price. However, we have to admit that the technology is not refined yet. The transition between the two camera lenses is too rough and the lighting...

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Expert review by: Sascha Segan, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

 

Samsung's second version of the Gear 360 improves on the original, delivering better video and a more refined user experience.

Improved 4K video capture. Smaller and lighter than previous version. Supports live streams. Compatible with iOS and macOS. Affordable.

Not submersible. 4K footage limited to 24p frame rate. 4K files are huge. Android support limited to Samsung handsets. Live streaming not supported on all platforms. Non-removable battery.

The new Gear 360 is a solid, affordable piece of hardware. It's priced at $229, but has been selling for less for some time now, enhancing its value. We'd love to see it work with Android devices outside of the Samsung brand, but improved iOS support...

2017-08

Expert review by: Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

 

It's cheaper, faster, and easier — but the big questions about 360-degree cameras remain

Faster and easier to use ; Crisp photos and improved video quality ; Better ergonomics

4K videos aren’t very fluid ; Limited resolutions and frame rates ; Still feels like a solution in search of a problem

We’re still very much in the trial and error phase with spherical video and photos. There are major platforms that support the format, like YouTube and Facebook, and there have been some really compelling stories told in 360-degrees by journalism...

2017-08

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.

2017-06

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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...

2017-06

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

2017-06

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
Chipset:DRIMe5s
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:Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8.1 / 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