– Camera weighs about 2kg.
– Device has 17 cameras.
Samsung has Officially announced it’s 360 camera, call Samsung 360 Round. The device is a 360° camera that has the capability to stream VR content in a more professional setting, unlike the Gear 360. It has 17 cameras organized in 8 pairs plus one on the top. This allows it to stream immersive 4K 360° videos in 3D.
Briefly, the disc-shaped device carries a whopping 17 2-megapixel cameras and six microphones (plus two mic ports) to create 3D (that is, stereoscopic) VR video. It’s powerful enough to livestream 4K VR at a smooth 30 frames per second, helped in part by software that promises to stitch together immersive video with virtually no lag.
The camera packs some impressive hardware of its own. Each of the 17 cameras has a 2MP sensor (1/2.8”) with an f/1.8 lens. It can record in H.265 to a microSD card (UHS-II is required) or an SSD (preferred). It also has a high audio quality which is supported out of the box with 6 internal mics for spatial audio plus 2 external microphone ports. The IP65 dust and water resistance means the camera can capture sights and sounds of some less than hospitable places.
- Cameras: 17 cameras with 1/2.8-inch, 2M image sensor, F1.8 Lens
- Audio: 6 internal microphones for spatial audio, 2 external microphone ports supported
- Video Resolution: Livestreaming (3D) 4096 x 2048 at 30fps per eye; Livestreaming (2D) 4096 x 2048 at 30fps; Recording (3D) 4096 x 2048 at 30fps per eye; Recording (2D) 4096 x 2048 at 30fps
- Video Format: MP4 (H.265/ H.264; 3D, 4k x 2k per eye; 2D 4k x 2k
- Internal Memory: LPDDR3 10GB, eMMC 40GB
- External Memory: UHS-II SD Card (up to 256GB), SSD (up to 2TB)
- Connectivity: LAN, USB Type-CSensors: Gyrometer and Accelerometer
The new device which weighs nearly 2kg and cost about $10,000 will be available this month in the US before expanding to other markets.