Complete Review for Samsung Gear 360 Camera

Wondershare Editor By Mar 07,2017 11:55 am

The latest camera gear from Samsung for recording 360 videos is getting amazing responses from users due to its incredible features. If you are also thinking about buying a new camera unit, then it is good to go through review of Samsung Gear 360-degree camera and make best decision for your investment.

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Samsung Gear 360 Camrea

Part 1 Complete Review of Samsung Gear 360 Camera

Brief Introduction

This year presented so many stuffs related to virtual reality world and surprisingly, it gave a new future to the world of spherical imaging. The latest most impressive gear from Samsung is proven to be loaded with all awesome features that are required to capture high quality 360-degree video. This time Samsung has definitely created an immersive content for its users that comes with durable, smooth and sturdy body and with its advanced fish eye lenses it can capture stunning 360-degree videos.

Design and built

Samsung Gear 360 Camera details

This Samsung gear is developed with a very small size, double lens type camera focus that makes sharing and shooting of 360 videos much easier. The camera at bottom side is almost flat with a tripod mount attached; on the other side, the outer look of the device is well managed with only three buttons for menu, power and record. This camera is designed with dust resistant and splash proof features so you can use it anywhere without any worries. You will be glad to know about its huge memory capacity managed with a MicroSD card having memory capacity up to 128 GB thus you can easily store all your memories inside this device. When you have to transfer it to other device, you can achieve your goal through Wi-Fi connectivity, USB port and Bluetooth.

How to record Videos

It is going to be an interesting task to create 360-degree video with this latest gear of Samsung because of its incredible features. Here you will find a few useful buttons for selection of lens for 360-degree recording; which includes front, back and both collectively controls. The live view option allows you to select 360-degree recording, panoramic preview as well as dual view option. Never forget to select your mode while using this camera for 360-degree recording where you can make changes from still picture to 360 videos and on to time lapse mode.

Where to Use

This high quality gear is designed to serve photography lovers at almost all locations; it will accompany you whether you are going on a tour with friends, on festival gathering or any other get together. Its light weight along with compact design makes everything much easier and accessible for indoor as well as outdoor activities.

Image and Video Quality

Following details can help you to get complete information about image and video quality of Samsung 360 degree camera recorder unit:

1. Image(photo and video)

The good:

  • The lenses of Samsung 360-degree camera unit are able to cover wider part of frame even from edge to edge.
  • It serves with outstanding exposure type latitude and possesses very dynamic range
  • Can capture amazing photographs even in low light.
  • You will never find any chromatic aberration loss here.

The bad:

  • Users have observed a slight color difference between lenses that causes visibility of stitch line; however this issue can be fixed with Autopano.
  • Performance of this device is disturbed with ghosting or flare.
  • There is some trouble with the quality of the vertical orientation sensor.
    • 2. Photos

      The good:

      • It serves with 30 mega pixel resolution that is observed to be highest among all cameras available for 360 video recording till now.

      The bad:

      • You will find inconsistent sharpness issue
      • There are limited controls for exposure.
      • Lacks in true intervalometer feature.

      3. Videos

      The good:

      • Can be recorded with 4K resolution.
      • Amazing quality of audio and performance is awesome when used with Samsung VR gear.
      • Time lapse video.
      • Facility of loop recording.

      The bad:

      • Overheating issues disturbed long hour videos.
      • Limited control options.

      How to Edit and Share Content

      There are so many applications designed for photo editing and they work perfectly with photos and videos captured by Samsung 360-degree camera. After customization of your photographs you can easily post them on Facebook as well as YouTube by using 360-degree manager app or action director whereas Google Street View also works perfectly with this device. In order to share video content prefer to use Oculus Video app.

      Check this video to find the detailed steps on how to use Samsung Gear 360 Camera

      Part 2 Basic specs of Samsung Gear 360 Camera

      Full name
      Samsung Gear 360
      Manufacturer
      Samsung
      Price
      Official: $349.99
      Date of Availability
      2016-04-29
      Basic Specifications
      Parameter
      Description
      Parameter
      Description
      Weight
      153 grams
      Size
      (66.7x56.3x60.1) mm
      Memory
      microSD card type storage facility ranging up to 128GB with 1GB RAM
      Accessible
      Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 as well as Bluetooth.
      Battery Life
      1,350mAh/included
      Body material
      Plastic
      Sensor type
      Dual CMOS
      Lenses
      Dual f/2.0 with fisheye lens
      Aspect Ratio
      2:1
      Tripod Mount
      YES (It includes a mini tripod)
      Image Resolution
      Dual cam ranging up to (7776x3888) and Single cam with (3072x1728)
      Video resolution
      Dual cam resolution goes up to (2840x1920), whereas Single cam possess (2560x1440)
      Image format
      JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
      Video File Format
      MP4 (H.265)

      Part 3 Pros and Cons at a glance

      Pros Cons
      Highest resolution type 360 camera Unique design but difficult to put in pocket
      Self-contained device and easy to use This design is not fully waterproof
      Affordable price range Need latest Samsung phone for connectivity
      Splashproof and dust resistant Very apparent stitch lines
      Battery and MicroSD card can be replaced
      Huge memory capacity as MicroSD slot range up to 128GB
      Time-Lapse recording with Loop recording feature and ability to capture 360° spherical range
      Wireless Integration facility
      Google Street View

      Part 4 Should I buy Samsung Gear 360 Camera

      There are so many amazing features associated with Samsung 360 degree gear where resolution of images and videos is simply outstanding. Positioning of lenses is perfect with outstanding connectivity services. All such features along with an affordable price tag puts this Samsung gear on the top ranking and definitely it is a must buy product that can serve beginners as well as professionals with best quality results.

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