Samsung Gear 360 2017 hands on.
With 360-degree videos being all the rage in social media right now, Samsung seems to perfected its predecessor and come up with the ideal version of its Gear 360 to record and broadcast 360-degree videos and also save them to your phones using the Samsung Gear 360 app. Making memories to save and share them to other devices, PC’s, Gear VR or to the entire world has never been easier.
Samsung Gear 360 2017 Description
The sleek redesign of the Samsung Gear 360 2017 has made it easier to maintain the grip in order to record the videos and comes with a small, optional strap for safety reasons. The solid body now serves as a stand with a broad base and also accommodates the battery. Unlike the tiny tripod stand design of the previous model which sneaked its way into videos, this one has a rounded base which can be detached to be mounted onto a tripod if required.
The smaller size and weight of the Samsung Gear 360 2017, which is about 130g, ensures you can maintain a steady grip on the body. The more solid design increases the stability of the product with a more simpler, aesthetic look and feel.
The reduced size of the camera effectively shortens the distance between the two fisheye lenses, thereby producing a less distorted and a much more realistic experience when the video is viewed through a virtual reality headgear like the Gear VR.
Salient features of the Samsung Gear 360 2017
To ensure the continuity of coverage with 360-degree videos, the Samsung Gear 360 comes with two fisheye lenses fitted with 8.4MP CMOS sensors both front and back.
It effectively ensures 4K video resolution and is capable of shooting at a cinematic frame rate of 24 frames per second. It has a recording time of about 130 minutes up to 30 fps.
The recharge process is carried out using a C-type connection which also ensures quick data transfer and has a micro SD card slot which supports up to 256GB of data.
Ensures a quick setup to pair the device with a smartphone or a PC, select the platform you want to stream to and then voila, your live feedback is ready to go.
The Gear 360 2017 can also be used to take 15 MP photos using either one of the cameras, video snippets or even time lapses which are efficiently handled via the Samsung phone app.
If the user wishes to shoot using just the camera, the basic user interfaces with the navigational buttons such as Get menu, back and Record buttons, and also includes a tiny display to know which mode the user is shooting in.
The Samsung Gear 360 2017 plays well with the current S8 and S8+ plus models, along with the older A5 and A7 series released earlier. A compatible Gear 360 ios app have also been developed to make this compatible with the iPhone 6s series and up.
The Gear 360 2017 comes with a Live Broadcast option that includes the Samsung VR, Facebook and Youtube. The privacy settings can also be tweaked to share with select people.
Thus, it seems that Samsung has a good foothold in capturing and flowing with the latest trends of the tech world.
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