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Samsung releases new Gear 360

Samsung releases new Gear 360
Samsung releases new Gear 360
Samsung has updated their 4K and VR-capable Gear 360 camera with live streaming capability and a new design.

Along with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung announced a 4K capable, VR-ready Gear 360 camera at their Unpacked 2017 event. A release date and pricing information for the Gear 360 2017 isn't available yet, but the previous model costs $299.99, marked down from its normal $349.99 price tag. Compared to last year's Gear 360, the new model has a built-in handle design instead of being just a round orb. 

Unlike the old Gear camera, this new model is capable of live streaming 360° video at 2K resolution. To record 360°, 4K video, the Gear 360 combines two wide-angle lenses into a single, seamless stream. By stitching together the two feeds, the 360 is also capable of taking 15MP photos. IP53 water and dust resistance isn't quite up to the level of a GoPro camera, but should help it withstand a camping or ski trip. Other features include NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a MicroSD card slot. Any smartphone running at least Android 5.0 or iOS 10 can be used with the Gear 360. With a 256GB MicroSD card, the 360 can record up to 130 minutes of video footage. 


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Nicholas Morbidelli, 2017-04- 2 (Update: 2017-04- 2)