Virtual Reality

Samsung Gear 360 Now Shoots Video in 4K, Works With iPhones

Image Credit: Samsung.

Samsung today unveiled a new version of its 360-degree camera Gear 360, that can now capture video in 4K resolution and live-stream in 2K resolution. The new product is also compatible with iOS devices (iOS 10.0 or later), Macs, Windows and more Android devices (Android 5.0 or later), making it easier to create, share and stream virtual reality (VR) content.

Now smaller and sleeker, the camera uses two 8.4-megapixel image sensors, which can also capture 15MP high-resolution images. When paired with the Gear 360 app, the camera can be controlled remotely. Video and images are stored on a microSD card.

One feature that wasn’t available for the first version was the ability to edit and share content in real time. Users can now use the Gear 360 app to send a live-stream capture wirelessly to a smartphone and then upload the video as a “live broadcast” at 2K resolution to platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Samsung VR.

The universal mount on the base of the device works with a range of third-party accessories, including Samsung S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and iOS devices and Windows/Mac computers.

Price and release date have not yet been revealed. To learn more, visit the Samsung Gear 360 site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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