Samsung just revealed the launch date of its Gear 360 spherical camera at the SDC 2016 conference. It introduced the 360-degree camera at the MWC 2016 earlier this year. Although while announcing the launch date Samsung did not reveal the price of the device, it now has made it official by announcing it on its Korean website.
The Samsung Gear 360 camera costs KRW 399,300 (roughly Rs. 23,300) and is available from the company website itself. Samsung says the camera will be available across 450 stores in the country by next month. The South Korean tech giant is also bundling a 64GB Samsung Evo Plus microSD card as a part of the limited period offer.
The Gear 360 is a 360-degree camera that can allow consumers to create, view, and share their videos and still image content. Samsung at MWC stressed that the Gear 360 was designed for travel, festive gatherings, and other such activities.
The spherical camera features dual fish-eye lenses with 15-megapixel image sensors. These sensors capture high-resolution 360-degree videos (3840x1920 pixels) along with 30-megapixel still images. The device lets you capture 180-degree wide angle video and images with only using one side of the camera lens. It packs Bright Lens F2.0, which Samsung claimed can create high resolution images in low-light conditions as well as allow users to create full panoramic videos. The Gear 360 requires a dedicated mobile app which can be downloaded from the Galaxy Apps store, and Google Play.