In addition the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung also launched the Gear 360 camera. The Gear 360 is a 4K camera that can take 360-degree photos and videos bridging the gap between watching VR content and creating them. In addition, Samsung also unveiled a motion-sensing controller for the Gear VR.
The Gear 360 camera comes equipped with two CMOS 8.4-megapixel dual fish eye lens with f/2.2 aperture to capture true 360 content. The camera allows for video and still shots, which users can seamlessly share, view and edit content using tools, effects and filters to create a truly immersive content. It also works the other way round. Users can also convert the 360 images into standard formats for easy sharing.
To seamlessly share the content, the camera needs to be connected to a compatible smartphone or computer and even live broadcast on social platforms like Facebook and Samsung VR. The Gear 360 is compatible with the latest Samsung flagship as well as older devices like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note5 and more. The camera is also compatible with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and more.
“As consumers turn more to video to share their experiences, we want to deliver accessible and innovative products to make digital content easier to create, share and stream,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Wearable Business, Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics in a statement. “The updated Gear 360 will continue to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share.”