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Samsung Gear 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 reviews of Samsung Gear 360. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The image quality and portability also get good reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, design

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Spencer Hart Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: excellent 360-degree camera… if you have a Samsung phone

 

Little ball of fun is perfect if you've bought into the Samsung VR ecosystem

Footage looks really good ; VR filming made easy ; Resembles eyeball

Pricey ; Inevitable mild distortion ; No Galaxy phone? Be off then

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: The 360 camera Gear VR users should get

 

For simple 360-degree video and photos, the Gear 360 is great. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to complete the picture.

The well-priced Samsung Gear 360 produces some of the best spherical video you can get from a consumer-grade 360-degree camera at the moment. Easy to use on its own or with its full-featured mobile app. Can be used as a single-lens wide-angle video...

The camera's app currently works on only select Samsung phones. The lenses can be easily scratched and replacements aren't available. Included editing software is Windows-only and editing without it is difficult at best. Transferring clips longer than...

The Samsung Gear 360 is great for simple 360-degree video and photos. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to get the most from it, right out of the box.

Oct, 2016

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

Samsung Gear 360 review: only the first step

 

Here's an obvious statement: The shift from film to digital changed the way we take photos and record videos. What's less obvious about that, or at least easier to forget, is that this shift wasn't...

Great photo quality ; Sharp, small design ; Easy to use

Not durable ; Video quality doesn’t match stills ; Doesn't work with non-Samsung phones ; Long transfer times

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear 360

 

The Samsung Gear 360 captures the best video we've seen from a 360-degree camera, but editing is a real pain and you need a premium Samsung phone to get the most out of it.

Best-in-class 360-degree video. Attractive price point. Compact design. Protected from dust and splashes. Solid battery life.

Difficult to edit video. No editing support on OS X or iOS. Only works with specific Android handsets. Lens can fog in some circumstances. Overheats when transferring longer clips to phone. Slightly hollow audio. No external mic support. Doesn't shoot...

Conclusions If you're going to buy a 360-degree camera right now, the Samsung Gear 360 will deliver the best video quality. But there are definitely some caveats. First, you'll want to be a Samsung phone owner in order to get the most out of the...

Aug, 2016

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 (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

Huge potential, but tech troubles means it's a few degrees short of the full circle

Tough build, but still looks slick ; Decent battery life ; Easy pairing and reconnection

Fussy compatibility ; A bit too large for a pocket ; Desktop software is Windows only

Too many problems to recommend it to everyone, but there’s a capable 360° camera in here somewhere

Aug, 2016

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...

Feb, 2016

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...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Gear 360 Review

 

Samsung hasn't just made a bet on virtual reality being the future of entertainment, with the Gear 360 camera it wants VR content creation to be accessible to the masses, too. Hot on the heels of the Gear VR headset comes the perfect camera companion...

Self-contained and easy to use ; Highest resolution consumer VR camera ; Tough build quality

Tricky shape to transport ; Join-lines can be obvious ; Samsung-only phone support

Aug, 2016

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...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1.35 / 1350
Battery life (max):1350 / 2.6

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
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

Software

Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Windows operating systems supported: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
Supported video modes:1440p
Video formats supported:H.265, MP4 / H.265,MP4
Video Resolutions:2560 x 1440

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.63 / 56.3 / 6.67 / 60.1
Height :5.63 / 56.3 / 6.01 / 60.1
Weight:152
Weight (including battery):152
Width:6.01 / 6.67 / 66.7