Samsung Gear 360 Review 2017

The Gear 360 makes a difference compared to its predecessor in terms of design. The camera, which was presented with a fixed handle with the foot design of the last year left behind, also comes in a more compact structure in terms of size. The record button and screen that we see on the top side are also moved to the holding part of the device.

Samsung Gear 360 Review 2017 1

There are LEDs on the front and rear cameras showing which one is working. While the microSD card slot and USB Type-C port are located on the handle, the menu / Bluetooth and power / back keys are placed between the camera’s cameras.

You can manage the device via the phone, just like on the previous model, with the help of the on-screen display and menu keys. You can navigate through settings in addition to photos, video, time lapse, video looping and HDR menus. But let’s say you need an SD card before you make any recordings with the phone. The device does not yet have internal storage. Let’s also let you know that you can pin Gear 360 on a tripod. Just below it is a nest for it. On the other hand, a hole was opened for the wrist strap. A carrying case is also provided in the camera case.

Samsung Gear 360 Review 2017 2

The device, which you can easily grasp with your hand, is light with a weight of 130 grams. The Gear 360 has an 8.4 MP CMOS lens with front and rear cameras. With a f/2.2 aperture, these lenses can capture video at a resolution of 4096×2048 pixels and 24 frames per second. If you shoot with a single lens, you can record at a speed of 60 frames per second at 1920×1080 pixels. In the infrastructure of the device used in the Tizen operating system, there is also 1 GB of RAM. Let’s also say that a battery of 1160 mAh capacity is used. Yes, the battery of the device is narrower than its predecessor due to its shrinking dimensions. You could also change the battery in the old model, which is fixed in the battery.

Let’s come to Gear 360’s performance notes. The image quality of the device does not make a big difference compared to the predecessor model, let’s say this first. However, I found the new model more successful in terms of colour accuracy and saturation. In the shots I used both cameras, I saw that the new camera recorded greener green and blue bluer.

As a result, I can say that the new Gear 360, according to its predecessor, is building up a magnificent device with the design difference and live broadcast feature. On the other hand, transfer and video conversion operations are easier than before. It also makes more sense with the price. However, the quality of the image in terms of the previous model does not make a big difference again should be underlined.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top