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Samsung announced the Gear 360 camera at the Galaxy S7 event but details have been scarce about the device till now. Samsung has revealed that the camera will be available in the Q2 of this year but refrained from naming a price. a retail website says that the Gear 360 will cost $350 and is coming very soon. For comparison, LG cam 360 cost just $200. It will only be available in select countries, though.

If you do not know, the Gear 360 is a camera that captures videos all around the device, hence 360 degrees. You can later view the content such as videos and still images and explore them as you wish in an immersive environment. This device is suitable for a get-together, meetings and festive event where the action takes place all around you.

To captures such videos, the Gear 360 uses a dual fisheye camera capable of 15 MP each. The video resolution is 3840×1920 pixels and the still images have a megapixel count of 30 MP.

The device also allows the user to shoot wide-angle videos and photos with a single camera (180 degrees). With the help of the Bright Lens F2.0, the images taken in low light condition are bright and clear.

The overall body of the Gear 360 is very light and compact, spherical shaped design. It also has an IP53 certification, meaning it is dust and water resistant at any angle up to 60 degrees vertically. Samsung has made the device compatible with many available accessories in the market so that it can be used as the user wishes.

The device has to be used with a Samsung smartphone and shows the live feed on the mobile. If you wish to record content, you can do so with a click of a button on the dedicated app. that recorded content can be uploaded online or can be viewed on the Gear VR headset.

The compatible phones are the Galaxy S6 family, S7 family and Note 5.