Samsung's Gear 360 Makes VR Content Creation Child's Play

Samsung's Gear 360 Makes VR Content Creation Child's Play

Samsung are likely to edge further into the consumer 3D and virtual reality market with the launch of its Gear 360 camera later this year.

The electronics giant announced the release at the Mobile World Congress, hoping to ship from the second quarter of 2016.

Designed to be used with Samsung’s newer smartphones (the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge) and the Gear VR headset, this almost golf ball-sized device has two 15 megapixel cameras and 195-degree fisheye lenses capable of capturing 3840x1920 video or 30 megapixel still images.

You’ll be able to view the finished images and videos on your Samsung phone or PC, or look around it in the VR headset—an incredibly accessible way to create your own 360 content. The Gear 360 is also compatible with the Google Street View app, which means you will be able to capture and instantly publish your 360s to Street View.

Although it’s not waterproof, the camera is allegedly splash and dust resistant.

Rumours are abounding that Samsung are keen to keep the cost low but the original, gob-smacking price of just $99 has disappeared from their website.

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