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Samsung Gear 360 coming to the U.S. on August 19

by Brandon Russell | August 2, 2016August 2, 2016 1:00 pm PST

How badly do you want a camera with 360-degree capabilities? With VR now more popular than ever, something like Samsung’s Gear 360 might soon become part of your camera collection. The Korean company on Tuesday revealed its Gear 360, which we saw back at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, will be available on Aug. 19 for $349. The camera launches alongside Samsung’s new Note 7 and revamped Gear VR.

The Gear 360 can capture 360-degree photos and video at 3840×1920 resolution, making it an ideal companion for something like the Gear VR. If you’re not solely interested in capturing video, the camera can capture 30-megapixel images in dual lens mode.

Some of the Gear 360’s specs include dual 15-megapixel CMOS sensors and a dual f//2.0 fisheye lens, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD support, and more. The device has long been available overseas but it’s finally making its way here to the U.S. It might not be something the everyday user is interested in but it could make a cool gift for anyone into extreme sports.

At $349, it’s certainly not the cheapest option out there—LG’s 360 Cam is $200—but it’s one of the most powerful and easiest to use.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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