Samsung has recently released their newest camera: Samsung 360 Round. Officially announced at the Samsung Developer Conference, the Samsung 360 Round uses 17 lenses—eight stereo pairs positioned horizontally and one single lens positioned vertically (positioned offset like the human eye)—to live stream 4K 3D video and spatial audio, and create engaging 3D images with depth. Samsung is touting the 360 Round as a “superior” virtual reality experience for professionals and enthusiasts.
The 360 Round’s durable, compact design features IP651 water and dust resistance for use in everyday weather conditions and a fanless design to reduce weight and eliminate background noise. Six internal microphones help capture immersive audio, which can also be aided with external microphones through two ports.
Additional features include, PC software for controlling and stitching and expandable external storage, the 360 Round provides long lasting shooting for any sized job.
All of those sensors, lenses, and microphones are packed into a disk-shaped body that’s only about 8 x 8 inches and less than five pounds. Samsung says the smaller body size is thanks to a uni-body chassis, a design that’s designed to minimize heat. Eliminating the cooling fan gives the camera a smaller profile while eliminating any potential background noise that fan could create.
The growth of 360 content platforms, such as Samsung VR, Facebook and YouTube, as well as the spread of 360 videos through major media, has increased the need for high-quality 360 videos among VR professionals and enthusiasts.
The 360 Round is the first product to meet these needs by combining high-quality, 360-degree imagery with advanced 3D depth at a reasonable price compared to other professional 360 cameras.
The camera combines high-quality images with a durable design and a content management software solution that allows VR directors to transform virtual reality through a complete set of advanced features.
It also provides 10 GB of internal memory, expandable through an SD card up to 265 GB or SSD up to 2TB. Ports include a USB Type-C, LAN, AC adapter for external power and two microphone ports.
The Samsung 360 Round will be available in October in the United States before expanding to other markets over time. For more information please visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy