Samsung first announced the Gear 360 at the Galaxy Unpacked event last year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. The Gear 360 was released last year and is the company's first 360-degree camera. The Gear 360 (2017) is the new successor, but if you're still a fan of the compact design and ease of use offered by the original Gear 360 (2016) or you just love getting stuff at a bargain price, then this might interest you. Amazon is offering the first-gen Samsung Gear 360 at a rather reduced price of $139.99 with FREE shipping.
The Samsung Gear 360 2016 comes with a shape different from that of the Gear 360 2017. The device comes with a round shape looking like an eyeball with a flat base and a standard tripod mount, making it easy to shoot 360-degree photos and videos. The design can at best be said to be minimalistic, with just the menu, record, and power buttons on the outside and a tiny monochrome AMOLED screen dotting the white plastic finish. The camera shoots 30-megapixel spherical photos and 3840 x 1920 video. The panoramic camera also comes with a slot for the microSD card supporting up to a 128GB SD card. The Gear 360 2016 also features a swappable battery, hidden along with the SD card slot behind a small encasement.
The Gear 360 2016 is splash-proof and dust resistant and features dual f/2.0 lenses located opposite each other, each one having a wide 195-degree field-of-view. Since the sum of the two wide angle lenses is more than 360 degree, the images overlap. As a result of the overlapping of the images, the panoramic image needs to be stitched and this can be done by using the Gear 360 Manager on compatible Samsung smartphone. The Gear 360 2016 is only compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge+, Note 5, as well as Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. If you don't own any of the Galaxy smartphones, you can still grab the Gear 360 and stitch the images using a PC-only companion app. There is also a trick that let you use the Gear 360 2016 on other high-end smartphones apart from Samsung models.
So, for just $139.99 this amazing Samsung gadget could be yours and it ships to you FREE regardless of your location, as long as it is within the U.S. This is a limited offer and so you might want to be fast about it before they run out of stock. Head over to the product page from the Buy link below.