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Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)

Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)

Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Samsung Gear 360 Real 360° High Resolution VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
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Features

  • A lightweight, Compact 360-degree Camera
  • Take full 360-degree videos, or use the wide-angle lens for a 180-degree shot
  • Dust and water-resistant

Description

Introducing the Gear 360 camera. A lightweight, Compact 360-degree camera. Gear 360 is the First affordable, high-resolution, consumer 360-degree camera-and the next step in vr’s evolution to the mainstream. It’s small enough for you to take anywhere-and because it’s dust and water-resistant, it can go anywhere, too. Take full 360-degree videos, or use the wide-angle Lens for a 180-degree shot. Take 4K video and 30 MP stills with a super bright Lens. And this is the classic phone-plus experience. When you add the 360 camera to your S7, you can easily shoot content save it and then view or share it. With services like Facebook 360 and YouTube 360, you can easily share with friends’ networks across town or all around the world. Or, Watch directly with your Samsung Gear VR. In all of these ways and more, Samsung doesn't just design mobile devices; we deliver mobile experiences.


Product Dimensions 3.8 x 6.2 x 3.8 inches


Item Weight 8.8 ounces


Shipping Weight 1.3 pounds


ASIN B01D9LVL3G


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Item model number MAIN-2657841


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.9 out of 5 stars 736 ratings 3.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #21,402 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #121 in Sports & Action Video Cameras


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Features

  • A lightweight, Compact 360-degree Camera
  • Take full 360-degree videos, or use the wide-angle lens for a 180-degree shot
  • Dust and water-resistant

Description

Introducing the Gear 360 camera. A lightweight, Compact 360-degree camera. Gear 360 is the First affordable, high-resolution, consumer 360-degree camera-and the next step in vr’s evolution to the mainstream. It’s small enough for you to take anywhere-and because it’s dust and water-resistant, it can go anywhere, too. Take full 360-degree videos, or use the wide-angle Lens for a 180-degree shot. Take 4K video and 30 MP stills with a super bright Lens. And this is the classic phone-plus experience. When you add the 360 camera to your S7, you can easily shoot content save it and then view or share it. With services like Facebook 360 and YouTube 360, you can easily share with friends’ networks across town or all around the world. Or, Watch directly with your Samsung Gear VR. In all of these ways and more, Samsung doesn't just design mobile devices; we deliver mobile experiences.


Product Dimensions 3.8 x 6.2 x 3.8 inches


Item Weight 8.8 ounces


Shipping Weight 1.3 pounds


ASIN B01D9LVL3G


California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning


Item model number MAIN-2657841


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.9 out of 5 stars 736 ratings 3.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #21,402 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #121 in Sports & Action Video Cameras


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • A lightweight, Compact 360-degree Camera
  • Take full 360-degree videos, or use the wide-angle lens for a 180-degree shot
  • Dust and water-resistant

Description

Introducing the Gear 360 camera. A lightweight, Compact 360-degree camera. Gear 360 is the First affordable, high-resolution, consumer 360-degree camera-and the next step in vr’s evolution to the mainstream. It’s small enough for you to take anywhere-and because it’s dust and water-resistant, it can go anywhere, too. Take full 360-degree videos, or use the wide-angle Lens for a 180-degree shot. Take 4K video and 30 MP stills with a super bright Lens. And this is the classic phone-plus experience. When you add the 360 camera to your S7, you can easily shoot content save it and then view or share it. With services like Facebook 360 and YouTube 360, you can easily share with friends’ networks across town or all around the world. Or, Watch directly with your Samsung Gear VR. In all of these ways and more, Samsung doesn't just design mobile devices; we deliver mobile experiences.


Product Dimensions 3.8 x 6.2 x 3.8 inches


Item Weight 8.8 ounces


Shipping Weight 1.3 pounds


ASIN B01D9LVL3G


California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning


Item model number MAIN-2657841


Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.9 out of 5 stars 736 ratings 3.9 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #21,402 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #121 in Sports & Action Video Cameras


abunda_amazon_reviews So idk why people are writing such bad reviews on this camera. It's awesome, crystal clear video and decent pics. Sound quality is also well above average...yes you need a Samsung phone and yes you need know how to go through the menu options and set stuff up but wow it's really nice! I use it to record my commute back and forth to work everyday. I can get a good three days on one battery which equals 3 to 4 hours of straight 2k video using only one lens. I also use it on my bicycle for safety reasons. Look my experience with the Samsung gear 360 has been amazing, I recommend it over almost anything else out on the market. The only downside is not the best nighttime recording. Hope this review helps someone.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Amazing...;;Hickory Namlet;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3E8AK4TKKFD7K/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01D9LVL3G;;;This camera is fantastic! After using it for a few months, here is what I have come to love and hate: PROS: -small! -lots of features! -decent picture/video quality (shoots in 4k!) -It comes with stitching software (which, although slow, actually works pretty good) -It comes with a fantastic carrying bag that can be used without detaching your monopod/etc. -you don't NEED a Samsung phone, or any phone for that matter. It can be used by itself (although there is no preview screen) Some positive thoughts: This camera is very iconic and gets lots of positive comments. It not looking like a typical camera helps people to be less camera shy, and act more natural. The camera's size, shape, and fast controls make it easy to just throw into a bag, usually with a monopod or selfie stick attached. It's very easy to use without a phone, although you will need a decent computer to process your videos. Now some CONS and negative thoughts: -This camera NEEDS a u3 high speed card. If you go with anything slower, the camera will bottleneck with video data and shut down after about 1 minute (and give you a nice, corrupted video) It would have been nice of Samsung to boldly state this fact somewhere on the box. It was a huge waste of time filming with this camera only to find over half of the videos were corrupted (this is with a u1 high speed card) -This camera overheats! After going through a single battery, the internal battery compartment (and the battery itself) becomes almost too hot to touch. I have seen it turn off with the overheated message multiple times (while filming at night, in the winter). This makes me nervous, with all the battery exploding problems that seem to be popping up with companies like..... Samsung. -Extra batteries from Samsung are expensive! I am hesitant to put an aftermarket battery though the extreme heat this camera produces. Since the battery lasts only a few hours, my options are limited! Pay $50 for two Samsung batteries, or save $30 and risk the device... Tough choice for someone who doesn't have $50 to spend on batteries... -The stitching software takes about ten minutes to stitch just one minute of footage. Imagine trying to work with a half an hour of footage! This can easily add up to a whole day of just stitching. It takes a huge amount of your computer's memory and space, by the way. So prepare yourself and your computer. Pro tip: start stitching before you go to bed. -The videos take huge amounts of space! This isn't necessarily a con, but it ends up costing you more money! You should consider buying a 1TB or larger hard drive to store your videos on. I ended up purchasing a 3TB internal Barracuda drive (less than $100) -The included "accessory" is already in the trash. The tripod that the camera comes with is great if your going for the whole ant's view thing. But for anything else, its completely useless. The bottom line: This camera is fantastic! Just remember, this technology is very new! As with any new technology, there will be little things here and there that need improvement. That being said, the problems with this device are easily outweighed by its superior performance and portability.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;A solid 360 camera;;ROb;;/gp/customer-reviews/R181PZZZAFW5RW/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01D9LVL3G;;;OMG. This works so easy and great with my VR goggles. I took this with me on a cruise to the Panama Canal. Not only does it take great 360 pictures, I also used it to do time lapse of going thru the Canal on a tripod. I had many people ask me about the camera and what the little ball was. When I showed them what I was seeing on my phone they wanted one also. For the price this is a great camera. I even showed the pictures on VR to the ships photo crew, who had not seen VR yet, and even they were impressed.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;This works so easy and great with my VR goggles;;Steve Medved;;/gp/customer-reviews/RAV5VHYLUB3AX/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01D9LVL3G;;;After doing research on all the 'lower cost' 360 cameras, I constant came to the conclusion that the Gear 360 is the best 360 camera on the market currently. I ended up purchasing the Samsung Gear 360 in October. I took it with me to Las Vegas, the Nellis AFB Airshow, and to Disneyland a few times putting it through a through a few hundred photos and videos. This allowed me to really get a feel for the various aspects of this first effort by Samsung. Photos - As someone who used to do the manual way of taking 20 shots with my phone to make a photosphere, this instant way of taking a 360 photo was perfect. No weird 'half human' stitches from people walking between shots. The photos are stitched well as long as the nearest subject is at least about a foot away from either lens. Putting the brightest light source (like the sun) pointing at the area between the lenses helps to give really nice consistent stitching. The quality, however, is not as high res as you might imagine. While it's better quality than any of the other 360 cameras out there, it looks like a 'medium' res camera took the photo. If you bump up the ISO limit to anything above ISO 800, the image becomes soft, noisy, and looks terrible in the Samsung VR system. Keeping the ISO at 400 makes for sharper and clearer photos, but still not like what the newer smart phones can get quality wise. I was surprised at how non detailed some of the photos could be, especially at night. They are acceptable for viewing in VR, providing you keep the ISO limit low and don't move the camera. But don't expect the quality to be better than a photosphere. Video - Video is said to be 4k, but keep in mind that's 4k when stitched together, NOT per lens. The quality is again decent, but if something is moving fast (a USAF Thunderbird fighter jet flying past at near Mach speeds) you won't see smooth high res motion, but a little more jumpy motion. Night video isn't that great, so you have to bump the ISO limit up for there to be enough light (like at Disneyland at night), and that will introduce noise into the video. At the highest ISO, it can look like the dark sky has the old fashioned TV noise when you flip to a channel that isn't broadcasting. Also, the videos are split into multiple smaller files and can take a really long time to transfer to the phone. However previewing the videos on the phone (without downloading them) is really fast. Phone App - The phone app is pretty simple, and can be slow to respond when trying to connect to the 360. Keep in mind that the 360 DOES NOT stitch the images/videos in camera, your PHONE does all that. I believe only Samsung S6, S7, and S7 Edge phones are compatable (could be more Samsung phones) but there are ways to sideload the app on other phones and get it mostly working. The App is slow to download the images and videos because it has to download them then stitch them. If you have 50 images you want to stitch and a few videos, it could take a few hours to all get done. The app could really use some improvement. That being said, I find it easier to change the limited camera settings (ISO, exposure value, quality/size, white balance, etc) with the app, but it's not something you can do super quickly. I will say that the HDR setting doesn't seem to do anything noticeable for the photos. Build Quality - The camera seems pretty fragile overall, you will NOT want to drop it. Water, dust, dirt, etc are no issue... but the glass bubble lenses are super easy to scratch/chip with even the slightest fall I've been reading... and it's expensive to replace them (if Samsung even will at all!) I wish there was some sort of screen protector I could put on the lenses to protect them. Make sure you keep a cleaning cloth with the 360 as you will want to make sure the lenses are always clean as that can produce weird lens flares. Battery - The battery is small, so if you're using it heavily you will run out of battery within a few hours. BUT, there's an issue with the 360 overheating before you even would reach the end of the battery's life. If it's hot out the camera can easily overheat and it will flash a warning and stop any video recording/photo taking and will force you to wait till the battery cools down. You can pop out the battery and fan/blow on it to cool it down, but this is a major issue. The bad/good news is that all the other 360 cameras out there do this too, so it's something you'll have to live with. I find that if you just turn off the camera in between shots, that helps a lot. BUT, if it does start to over heat, you'll run into another problem that only seems to happen to this camera: 'Blurgate' - As reported on a 360 forum (and as I've seen myself), as the camera begins to overheat, the battery slightly bulges in size. This causes what seems like a very slight movement of the lenses making the camera go slightly out of focus. I've seen this happen myself. It's not blurry to the point you can't use it, but you will notice a suddenly lack of sharpness and detail. Once the camera cools down again, all is back to normal. This seems to be because of the fixed focus on the lenses being a bit too precise. This hasn't been addressed by samsung at the time I'm writing this review (12/2/16), so hopefully either there's an update to help this or the next release fixes this major issue. Again, making sure to turn off the camera in between shots/videos helps keep the camera cool, and in turn keeps the blurgate under control. Accessories - The 360 comes with the battery, a USB cable, a mini tripod (you'll want to invest in a monopod/selfie stick to avoid the 'fat fingers' from holding the tiny tripod), and a nice draw-string carrying pouch. There is an optional accessories pack that includes a remote control, various types of mounts for the 360, and a longer tripod. Overall - It's a great start to what will hopefully only get better. As the whole VR fad continues to get more and more popular, I think 360 cameras will be seen more and more. Right now, everyone stares at my 360 like it's some alien device and are very interested in what it is... but I think we'll see more people with them in the future. If you want to jump on the start of 360 photos and videos, this is a great one to start with having the best quality and stitching time... just make sure you have a Samsung phone. If you're looking to record a concert, show, etc. you might want to wait a year or so as it's not quite there yet. For the casual person who wants 360 mementos from vacations, trips, etc this is the perfect gadget for that.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great first start for a 360 Camera, can improve however.;;Britt Dietz;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1DB2HO7VE3F9V/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01D9LVL3G

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Hickory Namlet - Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
Amazing...
So idk why people are writing such bad reviews on this camera. It's awesome, crystal clear video and decent pics. Sound quality is also well above average...yes you need a Samsung phone and yes you need know how to go through the menu options and set stuff up but wow it's really nice! I use it to record my commute back and forth to work everyday. I can get a good three days on one battery which equals 3 to 4 hours of straight 2k video using only one lens. I also use it on my bicycle for safety reasons. Look my experience with the Samsung gear 360 has been amazing, I recommend it over almost anything else out on the market. The only downside is not the best nighttime recording. Hope this review helps someone.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By ROb - Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2017
A solid 360 camera
This camera is fantastic! After using it for a few months, here is what I have come to love and hate: PROS: -small! -lots of features! -decent picture/video quality (shoots in 4k!) -It comes with stitching software (which, although slow, actually works pretty good) -It comes with a fantastic carrying bag that can be used without detaching your monopod/etc. -you don't NEED a Samsung phone, or any phone for that matter. It can be used by itself (although there is no preview screen) Some positive thoughts: This camera is very iconic and gets lots of positive comments. It not looking like a typical camera helps people to be less camera shy, and act more natural. The camera's size, shape, and fast controls make it easy to just throw into a bag, usually with a monopod or selfie stick attached. It's very easy to use without a phone, although you will need a decent computer to process your videos. Now some CONS and negative thoughts: -This camera NEEDS a u3 high speed card. If you go with anything slower, the camera will bottleneck with video data and shut down after about 1 minute (and give you a nice, corrupted video) It would have been nice of Samsung to boldly state this fact somewhere on the box. It was a huge waste of time filming with this camera only to find over half of the videos were corrupted (this is with a u1 high speed card) -This camera overheats! After going through a single battery, the internal battery compartment (and the battery itself) becomes almost too hot to touch. I have seen it turn off with the overheated message multiple times (while filming at night, in the winter). This makes me nervous, with all the battery exploding problems that seem to be popping up with companies like..... Samsung. -Extra batteries from Samsung are expensive! I am hesitant to put an aftermarket battery though the extreme heat this camera produces. Since the battery lasts only a few hours, my options are limited! Pay $50 for two Samsung batteries, or save $30 and risk the device... Tough choice for someone who doesn't have $50 to spend on batteries... -The stitching software takes about ten minutes to stitch just one minute of footage. Imagine trying to work with a half an hour of footage! This can easily add up to a whole day of just stitching. It takes a huge amount of your computer's memory and space, by the way. So prepare yourself and your computer. Pro tip: start stitching before you go to bed. -The videos take huge amounts of space! This isn't necessarily a con, but it ends up costing you more money! You should consider buying a 1TB or larger hard drive to store your videos on. I ended up purchasing a 3TB internal Barracuda drive (less than $100) -The included "accessory" is already in the trash. The tripod that the camera comes with is great if your going for the whole ant's view thing. But for anything else, its completely useless. The bottom line: This camera is fantastic! Just remember, this technology is very new! As with any new technology, there will be little things here and there that need improvement. That being said, the problems with this device are easily outweighed by its superior performance and portability.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steve Medved - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
This works so easy and great with my VR goggles
OMG. This works so easy and great with my VR goggles. I took this with me on a cruise to the Panama Canal. Not only does it take great 360 pictures, I also used it to do time lapse of going thru the Canal on a tripod. I had many people ask me about the camera and what the little ball was. When I showed them what I was seeing on my phone they wanted one also. For the price this is a great camera. I even showed the pictures on VR to the ships photo crew, who had not seen VR yet, and even they were impressed.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Britt Dietz - Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016
Great first start for a 360 Camera, can improve however.
After doing research on all the 'lower cost' 360 cameras, I constant came to the conclusion that the Gear 360 is the best 360 camera on the market currently. I ended up purchasing the Samsung Gear 360 in October. I took it with me to Las Vegas, the Nellis AFB Airshow, and to Disneyland a few times putting it through a through a few hundred photos and videos. This allowed me to really get a feel for the various aspects of this first effort by Samsung. Photos - As someone who used to do the manual way of taking 20 shots with my phone to make a photosphere, this instant way of taking a 360 photo was perfect. No weird 'half human' stitches from people walking between shots. The photos are stitched well as long as the nearest subject is at least about a foot away from either lens. Putting the brightest light source (like the sun) pointing at the area between the lenses helps to give really nice consistent stitching. The quality, however, is not as high res as you might imagine. While it's better quality than any of the other 360 cameras out there, it looks like a 'medium' res camera took the photo. If you bump up the ISO limit to anything above ISO 800, the image becomes soft, noisy, and looks terrible in the Samsung VR system. Keeping the ISO at 400 makes for sharper and clearer photos, but still not like what the newer smart phones can get quality wise. I was surprised at how non detailed some of the photos could be, especially at night. They are acceptable for viewing in VR, providing you keep the ISO limit low and don't move the camera. But don't expect the quality to be better than a photosphere. Video - Video is said to be 4k, but keep in mind that's 4k when stitched together, NOT per lens. The quality is again decent, but if something is moving fast (a USAF Thunderbird fighter jet flying past at near Mach speeds) you won't see smooth high res motion, but a little more jumpy motion. Night video isn't that great, so you have to bump the ISO limit up for there to be enough light (like at Disneyland at night), and that will introduce noise into the video. At the highest ISO, it can look like the dark sky has the old fashioned TV noise when you flip to a channel that isn't broadcasting. Also, the videos are split into multiple smaller files and can take a really long time to transfer to the phone. However previewing the videos on the phone (without downloading them) is really fast. Phone App - The phone app is pretty simple, and can be slow to respond when trying to connect to the 360. Keep in mind that the 360 DOES NOT stitch the images/videos in camera, your PHONE does all that. I believe only Samsung S6, S7, and S7 Edge phones are compatable (could be more Samsung phones) but there are ways to sideload the app on other phones and get it mostly working. The App is slow to download the images and videos because it has to download them then stitch them. If you have 50 images you want to stitch and a few videos, it could take a few hours to all get done. The app could really use some improvement. That being said, I find it easier to change the limited camera settings (ISO, exposure value, quality/size, white balance, etc) with the app, but it's not something you can do super quickly. I will say that the HDR setting doesn't seem to do anything noticeable for the photos. Build Quality - The camera seems pretty fragile overall, you will NOT want to drop it. Water, dust, dirt, etc are no issue... but the glass bubble lenses are super easy to scratch/chip with even the slightest fall I've been reading... and it's expensive to replace them (if Samsung even will at all!) I wish there was some sort of screen protector I could put on the lenses to protect them. Make sure you keep a cleaning cloth with the 360 as you will want to make sure the lenses are always clean as that can produce weird lens flares. Battery - The battery is small, so if you're using it heavily you will run out of battery within a few hours. BUT, there's an issue with the 360 overheating before you even would reach the end of the battery's life. If it's hot out the camera can easily overheat and it will flash a warning and stop any video recording/photo taking and will force you to wait till the battery cools down. You can pop out the battery and fan/blow on it to cool it down, but this is a major issue. The bad/good news is that all the other 360 cameras out there do this too, so it's something you'll have to live with. I find that if you just turn off the camera in between shots, that helps a lot. BUT, if it does start to over heat, you'll run into another problem that only seems to happen to this camera: 'Blurgate' - As reported on a 360 forum (and as I've seen myself), as the camera begins to overheat, the battery slightly bulges in size. This causes what seems like a very slight movement of the lenses making the camera go slightly out of focus. I've seen this happen myself. It's not blurry to the point you can't use it, but you will notice a suddenly lack of sharpness and detail. Once the camera cools down again, all is back to normal. This seems to be because of the fixed focus on the lenses being a bit too precise. This hasn't been addressed by samsung at the time I'm writing this review (12/2/16), so hopefully either there's an update to help this or the next release fixes this major issue. Again, making sure to turn off the camera in between shots/videos helps keep the camera cool, and in turn keeps the blurgate under control. Accessories - The 360 comes with the battery, a USB cable, a mini tripod (you'll want to invest in a monopod/selfie stick to avoid the 'fat fingers' from holding the tiny tripod), and a nice draw-string carrying pouch. There is an optional accessories pack that includes a remote control, various types of mounts for the 360, and a longer tripod. Overall - It's a great start to what will hopefully only get better. As the whole VR fad continues to get more and more popular, I think 360 cameras will be seen more and more. Right now, everyone stares at my 360 like it's some alien device and are very interested in what it is... but I think we'll see more people with them in the future. If you want to jump on the start of 360 photos and videos, this is a great one to start with having the best quality and stitching time... just make sure you have a Samsung phone. If you're looking to record a concert, show, etc. you might want to wait a year or so as it's not quite there yet. For the casual person who wants 360 mementos from vacations, trips, etc this is the perfect gadget for that.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Hickory Namlet - Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
Amazing...
So idk why people are writing such bad reviews on this camera. It's awesome, crystal clear video and decent pics. Sound quality is also well above average...yes you need a Samsung phone and yes you need know how to go through the menu options and set stuff up but wow it's really nice! I use it to record my commute back and forth to work everyday. I can get a good three days on one battery which equals 3 to 4 hours of straight 2k video using only one lens. I also use it on my bicycle for safety reasons. Look my experience with the Samsung gear 360 has been amazing, I recommend it over almost anything else out on the market. The only downside is not the best nighttime recording. Hope this review helps someone.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By ROb - Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2017
A solid 360 camera
This camera is fantastic! After using it for a few months, here is what I have come to love and hate: PROS: -small! -lots of features! -decent picture/video quality (shoots in 4k!) -It comes with stitching software (which, although slow, actually works pretty good) -It comes with a fantastic carrying bag that can be used without detaching your monopod/etc. -you don't NEED a Samsung phone, or any phone for that matter. It can be used by itself (although there is no preview screen) Some positive thoughts: This camera is very iconic and gets lots of positive comments. It not looking like a typical camera helps people to be less camera shy, and act more natural. The camera's size, shape, and fast controls make it easy to just throw into a bag, usually with a monopod or selfie stick attached. It's very easy to use without a phone, although you will need a decent computer to process your videos. Now some CONS and negative thoughts: -This camera NEEDS a u3 high speed card. If you go with anything slower, the camera will bottleneck with video data and shut down after about 1 minute (and give you a nice, corrupted video) It would have been nice of Samsung to boldly state this fact somewhere on the box. It was a huge waste of time filming with this camera only to find over half of the videos were corrupted (this is with a u1 high speed card) -This camera overheats! After going through a single battery, the internal battery compartment (and the battery itself) becomes almost too hot to touch. I have seen it turn off with the overheated message multiple times (while filming at night, in the winter). This makes me nervous, with all the battery exploding problems that seem to be popping up with companies like..... Samsung. -Extra batteries from Samsung are expensive! I am hesitant to put an aftermarket battery though the extreme heat this camera produces. Since the battery lasts only a few hours, my options are limited! Pay $50 for two Samsung batteries, or save $30 and risk the device... Tough choice for someone who doesn't have $50 to spend on batteries... -The stitching software takes about ten minutes to stitch just one minute of footage. Imagine trying to work with a half an hour of footage! This can easily add up to a whole day of just stitching. It takes a huge amount of your computer's memory and space, by the way. So prepare yourself and your computer. Pro tip: start stitching before you go to bed. -The videos take huge amounts of space! This isn't necessarily a con, but it ends up costing you more money! You should consider buying a 1TB or larger hard drive to store your videos on. I ended up purchasing a 3TB internal Barracuda drive (less than $100) -The included "accessory" is already in the trash. The tripod that the camera comes with is great if your going for the whole ant's view thing. But for anything else, its completely useless. The bottom line: This camera is fantastic! Just remember, this technology is very new! As with any new technology, there will be little things here and there that need improvement. That being said, the problems with this device are easily outweighed by its superior performance and portability.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steve Medved - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
This works so easy and great with my VR goggles
OMG. This works so easy and great with my VR goggles. I took this with me on a cruise to the Panama Canal. Not only does it take great 360 pictures, I also used it to do time lapse of going thru the Canal on a tripod. I had many people ask me about the camera and what the little ball was. When I showed them what I was seeing on my phone they wanted one also. For the price this is a great camera. I even showed the pictures on VR to the ships photo crew, who had not seen VR yet, and even they were impressed.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Britt Dietz - Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016
Great first start for a 360 Camera, can improve however.
After doing research on all the 'lower cost' 360 cameras, I constant came to the conclusion that the Gear 360 is the best 360 camera on the market currently. I ended up purchasing the Samsung Gear 360 in October. I took it with me to Las Vegas, the Nellis AFB Airshow, and to Disneyland a few times putting it through a through a few hundred photos and videos. This allowed me to really get a feel for the various aspects of this first effort by Samsung. Photos - As someone who used to do the manual way of taking 20 shots with my phone to make a photosphere, this instant way of taking a 360 photo was perfect. No weird 'half human' stitches from people walking between shots. The photos are stitched well as long as the nearest subject is at least about a foot away from either lens. Putting the brightest light source (like the sun) pointing at the area between the lenses helps to give really nice consistent stitching. The quality, however, is not as high res as you might imagine. While it's better quality than any of the other 360 cameras out there, it looks like a 'medium' res camera took the photo. If you bump up the ISO limit to anything above ISO 800, the image becomes soft, noisy, and looks terrible in the Samsung VR system. Keeping the ISO at 400 makes for sharper and clearer photos, but still not like what the newer smart phones can get quality wise. I was surprised at how non detailed some of the photos could be, especially at night. They are acceptable for viewing in VR, providing you keep the ISO limit low and don't move the camera. But don't expect the quality to be better than a photosphere. Video - Video is said to be 4k, but keep in mind that's 4k when stitched together, NOT per lens. The quality is again decent, but if something is moving fast (a USAF Thunderbird fighter jet flying past at near Mach speeds) you won't see smooth high res motion, but a little more jumpy motion. Night video isn't that great, so you have to bump the ISO limit up for there to be enough light (like at Disneyland at night), and that will introduce noise into the video. At the highest ISO, it can look like the dark sky has the old fashioned TV noise when you flip to a channel that isn't broadcasting. Also, the videos are split into multiple smaller files and can take a really long time to transfer to the phone. However previewing the videos on the phone (without downloading them) is really fast. Phone App - The phone app is pretty simple, and can be slow to respond when trying to connect to the 360. Keep in mind that the 360 DOES NOT stitch the images/videos in camera, your PHONE does all that. I believe only Samsung S6, S7, and S7 Edge phones are compatable (could be more Samsung phones) but there are ways to sideload the app on other phones and get it mostly working. The App is slow to download the images and videos because it has to download them then stitch them. If you have 50 images you want to stitch and a few videos, it could take a few hours to all get done. The app could really use some improvement. That being said, I find it easier to change the limited camera settings (ISO, exposure value, quality/size, white balance, etc) with the app, but it's not something you can do super quickly. I will say that the HDR setting doesn't seem to do anything noticeable for the photos. Build Quality - The camera seems pretty fragile overall, you will NOT want to drop it. Water, dust, dirt, etc are no issue... but the glass bubble lenses are super easy to scratch/chip with even the slightest fall I've been reading... and it's expensive to replace them (if Samsung even will at all!) I wish there was some sort of screen protector I could put on the lenses to protect them. Make sure you keep a cleaning cloth with the 360 as you will want to make sure the lenses are always clean as that can produce weird lens flares. Battery - The battery is small, so if you're using it heavily you will run out of battery within a few hours. BUT, there's an issue with the 360 overheating before you even would reach the end of the battery's life. If it's hot out the camera can easily overheat and it will flash a warning and stop any video recording/photo taking and will force you to wait till the battery cools down. You can pop out the battery and fan/blow on it to cool it down, but this is a major issue. The bad/good news is that all the other 360 cameras out there do this too, so it's something you'll have to live with. I find that if you just turn off the camera in between shots, that helps a lot. BUT, if it does start to over heat, you'll run into another problem that only seems to happen to this camera: 'Blurgate' - As reported on a 360 forum (and as I've seen myself), as the camera begins to overheat, the battery slightly bulges in size. This causes what seems like a very slight movement of the lenses making the camera go slightly out of focus. I've seen this happen myself. It's not blurry to the point you can't use it, but you will notice a suddenly lack of sharpness and detail. Once the camera cools down again, all is back to normal. This seems to be because of the fixed focus on the lenses being a bit too precise. This hasn't been addressed by samsung at the time I'm writing this review (12/2/16), so hopefully either there's an update to help this or the next release fixes this major issue. Again, making sure to turn off the camera in between shots/videos helps keep the camera cool, and in turn keeps the blurgate under control. Accessories - The 360 comes with the battery, a USB cable, a mini tripod (you'll want to invest in a monopod/selfie stick to avoid the 'fat fingers' from holding the tiny tripod), and a nice draw-string carrying pouch. There is an optional accessories pack that includes a remote control, various types of mounts for the 360, and a longer tripod. Overall - It's a great start to what will hopefully only get better. As the whole VR fad continues to get more and more popular, I think 360 cameras will be seen more and more. Right now, everyone stares at my 360 like it's some alien device and are very interested in what it is... but I think we'll see more people with them in the future. If you want to jump on the start of 360 photos and videos, this is a great one to start with having the best quality and stitching time... just make sure you have a Samsung phone. If you're looking to record a concert, show, etc. you might want to wait a year or so as it's not quite there yet. For the casual person who wants 360 mementos from vacations, trips, etc this is the perfect gadget for that.