Samsung Camera Gear 360 2017 Officially Released
Camera Gear 360 2017
Along with the Galaxy S8 and S8 +, Samsung also released a new version of Camera Gear 360 in New York, US, on Wednesday (03/29/2017).
Gear 360 is the same as the previous version, the camera is capable of shooting pictures and recording video in 360 degree format. Even so, there are some differences between Gear 360 2017 and the previous series. One of them in terms of design.
Gear 360 2017 still has a circular design like eyeballs with two lenses which are placed respectively on the front and rear. Samsung adds a kind of grip or handle to the new version.
This design will allow users to easily hold or use of this device.
The design of the previous version just round, without the necessary grip. The previous version of the device can be equipped with some kind of tripod accessory for easy grip.
“(Gear 360 2017) is more compact, so easy to carry,” said Jinho Ahn, Wearable Business Samsung, that told to journalists KompasTekno, oik Joseph, in an interview after the launch of the Galaxy S8.
Another difference lies in the resolution of the camera. Gear 360 2017 is equipped with two cameras, each 8.4-megapixel resolution. Previously, Gear 360 also use two cameras, but with a resolution of 15 megapixels respectively. Even so, the quality of the video capture device for the 360 version actually increased to 4K 4.096 x 2.048 at 24 fps. Gear 360 years ago is already set nearly 4K in resolution of 3,840 x 1,920.
“The difference with the first, 360 2017 Gear capable of recording 4K video resolution,” said Ahn.
In addition, Gear 360 2017 can also be used for live streaming. The recorded video will be streamed to smartphones. Then, the video will be streamed directly to YouTube or Facebook.
“For live streaming, the maximum of video resolution is in 2K,” said Ahn.
Gear 360 also can be used to take photos. When users take a photo with two lenses, camera resolution can be increased until 15 megapixels. If using a single camera, maximum resolution that can be used is up to 3 megapixels.
Battery of Gear 360 2017 slightly decreased to 1,160 mAh. Previous series has a battery of 1,350 mAh. Still not sure, reducing battery life time would affect the device or not.
Interestingly, Samsung expand the smartphone support which can be paired with Gear 360 2017. The device can now be connected to the iPhone, iPhone 7, 7+, 6S, 6S +, and SE. Meanwhile, new Samsung product and Android 5.0 upwards can also be connected with Gear 360 2017.
Previously, Gear 360 can only be paired with the Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge +, S6, S6 Edge and S7 series. Samsung itself has not revealed the price of Gear 360 versions in 2017.