Gear 360

Gear 360 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 120.
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View(Gear 361)

View(Gear 361)

CMOS, 15.0 MP x2

Image Sensor


Weight (g)

1350 mAh

Standard Battery Capacity

More good days for you
& your phone

Create captivating content that your audience will love with the Gear 360 – and watch it all unfold in extraordinary detail through your Gear VR and Galaxy smartphone.

Front view of Gear 360
Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Gear VR

Real 360º

From the little moments in your day to the horizons you pursue, capture life as it happens with Gear 360.

*Image taken with Gear 360.

360-degree image of snowscape taken from mountaintop.
Image of large space

The world through dual lens

The front and rear lenses each capture 180 degrees horizontally and vertically, creating a seamless and complete 360-degree field of view.

Side view of Gear 360 with a clear view of the rear lens as it faces the left.
Side view of Gear 360 with a clear view of the front lens as it faces the left.
Front view of Gear 360

Single lens mode

Sometimes a concentrated view of the world is enough to tell the full story. Use just one of the two lenses to capture a striking wide-angled view either in video or stills.

Top view of Gear 360
360 degree image of a party
360 degree image of a ballet session
360 degree image of a bridge in Switzerland

A clear view

Equipped with bright F2.0 lens, Gear 360 gives you a captivating perspective on the world.

*Simulated image

City seen through normal fish eye lens
City seen through bright F2.0 lens of the Gear 360
Gear 360
A woman’s hand
Left side view of Gear 360
Right side view of gear 360

More good days outside

Capture the great outdoors with confidence thanks to the Gear 360’s dust and splash resistant design. With the Gear 360, you can take on the world.

*Certified IP53 for protection against harmful deposits of dust and against water sprayed at any angle up to 60º from the vertical.

Top view of Gear 360 with one lens covered in dust and the other lens with water splashed on it.
Off-road motorcycle being driven on a dirt road.
Boy running as water drops are sprayed in the air

Seamless connection

Pair up your Galaxy smartphone via Bluetooth, then use Wi-Fi Direct to transform its large screen into a very handy remote viewfinder and to transfer files in one simple move.

*Compatible with the latest Galaxy smartphones. Details in the Specifications section below.

Gear 360 on tripod
Image of skateboarder on Galaxy S7 edge screen

Easy access

Shoot in live view mode, stitch the 360's footage with ease, trim it to your liking and share it online. It's simple and easy with your Galaxy smartphone or your PC.

*The minimum system requirements for running the Gear 360 ActionDirector program on your computer can be found at the Samsung Support homepage.

  • Hand about to press record on Gear 360 SHOOT
  • Hand about to touch Galaxy S7 display STITCH & EDIT
  • Galaxy S7 being used as remote viewfinder for Gear 360. VIEW
  • Footage taken with Gear 360 being shared from Galaxy S7. SHARE

Gear 360 is compatible with the Google Street View app. That means you can capture and instantly publish your photo spheres to Street View, and invite the world over to your street. Click to get the Google Street View app.

Get the Google Street View app Google Street View icon
  • CMOS, 15.0 MP x2 Image Sensor
  • 152 Weight (g)
  • 1350 mAh Standard Battery Capacity
  • Bluetooth v4.1 Bluetooth Version
  • 56.3 x 66.7 x 60.1mm Dimension (HxWxD)
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Samsung Gear 360 is a fantastic piece of equipment which stands up to the elements The Samsung Gear 360 is a fantastic piece of equipment which stands up to the elements Photos and videos are rather amazing and the thought of 360 videos blew my mind when viewing back what had been recorded on Facebook, YouTube and Google Cardboard and similar VR viewers. I did feel rather self-conscious carrying the 360 around when testing it around London, Heathrow, Luxembourg and parties! Especially when attached to an extended selfie stick. However I really did not have to as everyone was amazed at what it could do and was wondering where and when they could get one and/ or if they could get a video / photo of their group! When skiing with the Gear 360 attached to my helmet with a 1/4 tripod screw, everyone wanted to know what it was and see the results. I and them were blown away at the resolution of pictures/videos taken. I was sceptical at how the Gear 360 would hold up to the cold especially when my GOPro gave up, but it soldiered on and still delivered the shots/ videos as required! Battery life is great as are the file sizes which means you can stay out all day taking pictures and videos. A definite must have! The Good: Image/Video quality Size Battery Life Social Media Integration / Wow Factor Accessories Stand alone or paired functionality Exposure settings Easy Image editing The Bad: Short tripod Temperamental mobile app Lack of easy Live streaming/ integration to social media/ loading to ftp/http
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but not quite there I could not wait to get my hands on a 360 and when I did I used it loads, but it quickly became a novelty and I have not used it for ages. Its really good but I did not have time to get the picture onto the Gear VR, but I did send some great videos of Christmas day to my DAD. I bought him a Gear VR especially to view the 360 videos. Battery life is great Design is great The app to control it is great I am scared of it getting wet and of scratching the lens, but its a great bit of kit.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera gives the whole picture The S Gear 360 undeniably has the look of a cool futuristic gadget (like a little spherical droid from a galaxy far away?) but is it as exciting as it looks ? Easy to pair with a smartphone (Galaxy S7 Edge) that through the accompanying app becomes a really simple to use management tool and remote control. It is very simple to take pictures and video with a range of shooting options easily selected through straightforward menus - but I suspect half of the appeal to many will be the simplicity of the "point & click" photography, with the auto-options delivering nice clear pictures without any fuss. But then here's the clever bit, with the dual lenses, taking a 360 degree image - 2 images simply stitched together via the app - you don't really even need to point the camera in any particular direction !!! .. although there are some basic considerations such as the surrounding light sources and where the camera is placed that will affect the picture quality. The only real downside I found in using the camera was that there is a minimum distance from the lenses that optimises the surround view picture - and if you are holding it, you can't be far away ! (and if you are a little camera shy, you are going to have to get used to being in the forefront of your pictures). The supplied small tripod works well, but you are still likely to have whatever you stood it on central to the picture? I also tried the Gear 360 out with a conventional DSLR style tripod and got great results (using my phone as the remote control) for uninterrupted 360 views. The results are really interesting photos that I think genuinely add something to the capturing of memories - it is cool to be able to scroll around the picture and / or track around the view as you move your handset !! But is it just a novelty that will wear off ? A bit gimmicky ? Perhaps a little .... but where these photographs really come into their own is when you view them through a compatible VR headset - and you get to almost step back into the moment !! Now that really is something special and its hard not to grin the whole time ;-) ... I've taken video footage too, which on first inspection looks like good resolution and I'm looking forwards to getting creative using the supplied editing software - once my laptop is back working!. Overall this is a pretty impressive bit of kit - very cool used with the VR - and I don't doubt this is a first taste of the future ! #insidersgear360
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and perfectly formed... What a little gem. A fabulous camera that is great in all conditions, whether it be snow, rain, sunshine or darkness, the clarity of pictures are superb. The video capabilities of the Gear 360 are equally fabulous, in HD or 4K with clear sound. All of which in full 360 degrees. It is simple to use, even more of a dream to use when linked up with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the 360 Gear app, which you can use as a real-time viewfinder in both video and camera modes (apart from time lapse). If you want to stand from the crowd and see the world from a brand new and unique perspective, whether it be at a sports event, wedding, birthday, holiday or just walking about, then look no further than the Gear 360.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Future of photography I was given the chance to trial the Gear 360 and I musy admit I was skeptical that I would want to keep it as I couldn't see what it could give that I couldn't already get through my mobile phone. How wrong I was. The 360 and 180 pictures that the camera takes are amazing to explore especially if you have a VR headset. I took some over Xmas and they got a great response from my family especially the one taken over the dinner table. The camera looks like it has just landed from another planet but is really easy to use. It is convenient enough to carry in a handbag but robust enough to put in a rucksack. You do need to purchase a selfie stick as the weird claw hand and candid top of head shots that can ruin a carefully crafted shot. All in all it is not just a gimmick but a great piece of equipment and definitely adds to photography.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best camera on the market!!! This Gear 360 camera is a fantastic product for saving memories in form of photos and videos, it is quick and very easy to use. the build quality is fantastic as you would expect from Samsung. I used it over the christmas period and realised how good Samsung is with their cameras. The camera is worth buying and you will not be disappointed! I showed this to my friends at work the other day, and they were very impressed with the quality of the camera. You must buy one!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Will the 360 concept replace the selfie fad? Its remarkable just how much technology is squashed into a round ball! The Gear 360 is slightly larger and little weighty than a golf ball but the tech that's incorporated is astonishing! Setting up the device is incredibly easy with a quick download of the Gear 360 app on my Samsung S7, and after a few clicks, your up and ready to go capturing! The app is incredibly easy to use and feels as if the phone and camera are completely made for each other! The apps interface feels just like taking a video/photo on your phones camera yet you just control everything remotely. The device basically has a front and rear facing camera and you decide which one to turn on either through the app or on the device. Each camera captures 180 degrees so when you turn both cameras on it cleverly stitches both images. Its impressive how quickly you're able to view the image on your phone considering a photo on high res is typically shy of 10Mb each. I found it so cool to be able to view the 360 image on my S7 literally as a 360 shot by being able to swipe left right up down wherever you want to look just like a VR headset. The 360 viewing ability works whilst recording video also which was fantastic. This functionality sadly diminished after transferring the image to the laptop as both video and photos are only visible as a static shot of 2 images. Without the official Power Director program installed on your computer you'll be spending a rather long time looking for good viewing platform to replicate the 360 viewing ability that the S7 offers. Although the camera comes with a mini tripod, its not very effective unless you're taking a photo of everyone eating around a diner table where the camera would be positioned below eye level on the table (just like the promo photos!). I'm not sure how this would work physically but the idea of taking the camera to take a 360 shot of a picturesque landscape sounds fantastic but I soon learnt that either I was or my tripod legs where in the way of the photo! If it wasn't for the phone app which allowed me to hide behind a horse and press click at a distance of no more than 10 meters then I would've completely been in the middle of a fantastic 360 landscape shot. In essence the camera is therefore great for capturing events/holiday shots if you you don't mind the picture having people around but is not suited for taking shots without people in it. Also, although on paper the photo quality specs seem outstanding, it really isn't great for photos being out of focus and very pixelated. I found the photo ability on this device is a bit like when you have a camcorder which has the ability to take still camera shots but it just doesn't suffice a proper camera - rather leave the camcorder to do the videoing and a camera to take photos. Overall I think Samsungs done a great job with bringing such tech to the vast market - albeit at a hefty price. Without a doubt the ability to record and view 360 videos and photos is going to grow but I don't think the 360 PHOTO concept will ever replace what you just want from an ordinary photo. The 360 VIDEO concept is great but even then its uses are restricted to festivals, firework displays, football matches, weddings maybe (I once tried filming the family play a silly game of charades and so to make use of the full 360 feature I put the camera on a normal camera tripod so its eye level and placed it right bang in the middle of the lounge - did it work - No; I ended up putting the camera in the middle of the room but against the wall - this was better but use of front and rear camera were pointless as the rear camera ended up just filming the wall). To create professional 360 footage, be prepared for dodgey picture quality for photos OR great 360 videos but with a tripod in the way (unless you edit it out). I feel even though its not Samsungs fault, at present the ability to view AND SHARE 360 content is just too restricted to only Samsung devices and to a VR headset. So although this gadget is fantastic from a conceptual view, its uses are not as plentiful as you'd assume.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 360 Degrees of Excellence Where do I start? everything about this camera is absolutely stunning from the packaging it arrived in to the build and image quality. Samsung have gone all out in the design of this device, the user interface is well thought out and really easy to use. Without even looking at the manual, I was able to familiarise myself with all the features within a matter of minutes. The images that I have captured so far have been nothing short of stunning and were exactly what I was hoping for when I ordered this camera. I have dabbled with 360 photography with my samsung s7 phone but the software stitching was always a bit of a let down. The Gear 360 has a bit of a blind spot at the very bottom but you can't expect full unhindered 360 and it doesn't put me off using the device one bit. The stitching on the Gear 360 is almost faultless and still works well even in low light conditions. There is considerable noise when cranking the iso setting up to maximum but I found this was unecessary as even on a lower iso settings it still performed well in the dark. I cannot fault this camera and I have been very pleased with it every time I have taken it out. My friends and family love the photos and videos that have been posted on Facebook.
Date published: 2017-02-13
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How do I edit videos and images taken with my Gear 360?

How do I edit videos and images taken with my Gear 360?See The Answer

How do I connect my Gear 360 to the Google Street View app?

How do I connect my Gear 360 to the Google Street View app?See The Answer

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Camera : There may be certain blind spots and double images of the images or videos created by Gear 360. Please read the manual before use.
Network band : The bandwidth supported by the device may vary depending on the region or service provider.