In Short

Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has an awesome 360-degree camera that goes by the name Samsung Gear 360. The camera lets users capture, view and share 360-degree photos and video for everything from vacations to birthday parties to sports events. The footage can be edited with select Galaxy phones, and shared via social media or even viewed through the Gear VR. 360 videos are all over the place, and with VR becoming more and more popular, Samsung has now given users a simple way to create, edit and share 360-degree video anytime, anywhere.

"Samsung continues to push the boundaries of the mobile experience to extend beyond the smartphone," said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "On the heels of last year's Gear VR release, Gear 360 continues to push the limits on immersive content – providing a visual experience that makes capturing and sharing life's moments even easier."

Samsung Gear 360 Video Review

Samsung Gear 360 Specs

Width Height Thickness
5.74 in
2.83 in
0.11-0.35 in
  • Cameras:
    • Dual 15MP CMOS sensor
    • Dual f/2.0 fisheye lens
    • 2560x1440 resolution (564ppi)
  • Resolution:
    • Video: dual cam (2840x1920), single cam (2560x1440)
    • Still: dual cam (7776x3888), single cam (3072x1728)
  • Battery:
    • 1350 mAh capacity (removable)
    • Charges via microUSB
  • Processor/Memory:
    • DRIMe5s image processor
    • microSD card storage up to 200GB
    • 1GB RAM
  • Other:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz)
    • Bluetooth 4.1
    • USB 2.0
    • 32-64GB internal storage
    • microSD slot with adoptable storage

The small Gear 360 weighs in at just 153 grams, making it ultra-portable. The included tripod keeps things upright or the camera can be mounted to any third-party pods as well. It's splash proof and dust resistant, so you don't have to worry about getting it a bit messy. The dual fisheye lenses capture 3840 x 1920 360-degree video or 30MP still images. You can also shoot 180-degree wide angle video and photos. The Gear 360 supports storage via micro SD card can accommodate cards up to 128 gigabytes in capacity. When using the Gear 360 with a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, users will be able to preview real-time footage and use the phone as a camera remote. Videos and images can then be saved or instantly shared.

Gear 360 will be available to the masses in Q2 2016 for $349.