Unboxing: Samsung Gear 360

Chris and I loves to go places. And every time we go somewhere new, he likes taking 360 photos with his Samsung phone and upload it on Google streetview. But since he’s only using this phone to take photos frame by frame, it takes a lot of time and a bit of effort to take every 360 shot. So when we saw this Samsung Gear 360 during our trip in Korea, we knew we just had to bring it home with us.

This Samsung Gear 360 cam was released last April in Korea and retails for KRW399,300.00. It comes with a mini tripod and features a front and rear lens that each capture 180 degrees horizontally and vertically, creating a seamless and complete 360-degree field of view in one click. So, yup, no more painfully taking a 360-shot frame by frame because this Samsung Gear 360 lets us take a 360 image in as little as 2 seconds!

Product Highlights

  • Record 360° Spherical Photos/Videos
  • Dual 15MP CMOS Sensors
  • Dual f/2.0 Fisheye Lenses
  • 3840 x 1920 Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 30MP Still Images in Dual Lens Mode
  • Dual & Single Lens Modes
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & NFC
  • Supports microSD Card Up to 128GB
  • Google Street View Compatible

The Samsung Gear 360 also has a single lens mode that lets you capture wide angle view whether in video at 2560×1440 @30fps or still shot at 3072×1728 high resolution image. On the other hand, the 360 video shot can go as high as 3840×1920 @30fps and still shots at 7776×3888 (30MP) resolution. Aside from 360 video and wide angle photo functions, it also has Timelapse Video & Looping Video functions.

The package comes with a soft pouch, a lanyard cable, a micro USB cable, and a free 32gb micro SD card (which supports up to 128gb). The Samsung Gear 360 runs in a 1350mAh rechargeable battery, which is enough to last the whole day, and charges via micro USB port.


Since this is just an unboxing post, I will not go into details on Samsung Gear 360’s photo and video quality just yet. If you want to know if this is better than the LG 360 cam, better stay tuned!

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