The Samsung 360 Round camera can capture 360Â° 4K 3D video at 30fps
Samsung has just unveiled an interesting new gadget at their annual Samsung Developer Conference. Meet the Samsung 360 Round: a 3D VR camera.
The new device uses 17 total lensesâ€”eight horizontally positioned stereo pairs and one upwards pointing single lensâ€”to capture and livestream 4K 3D panoramic video at 30 frames per second. Each camera module features a 1/2.8â€™â€™ 2MP sensor and F1.8 aperture. All of this is housed in a compact and rugged (IP65 water and dust resistance) uni-body that Samsung claims can handle all weather conditions.
PC software for controlling the camera and stitching is included, and the camera features a range of interfaces for connecting external microphones, storage devices and more.
â€śThe Samsung 360 Round is a testament to our leadership in the VR market. We have developed a product that contains innovative VR features, allowing video producers and broadcast professionals to easily produce high quality 3D content,â€ť said Suk-Jea Hahn, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronicsâ€™ Global Mobile B2B Team. â€śThe combination of livestreaming capabilities, IP65 water and dust resistance and 17 lenses makes this camera ideal for a broad range of use cases our customers wantâ€”from livestreaming major events to filming at training facilities across various industries.â€ť
The Samsung 360 Round will be available in October in the United States, and should be introduced to other markets over time. Samsung says the camera is aimed at VR professionals and enthusiasts, and will be ‘reasonably priced’… although the company hasn’t yet specified exactly what that ‘reasonable’ price will be. For more information, visit theÂ Samsung website.