A look inside the Samsung #Gear360
Just as digital cameras replaced film cameras in the last decade, the photography landscape continues to transform with the invention of immersive, 360-degree photos and videos. Until recently, 360-degree content required complex and expensive processes to accomplish. The Gear 360 puts the immersive power of 360-degree content into the hands of the average consumer. Let’s break down the tech behind this revolutionary camera.Case
The case of the Gear 360 is spherical and streamlined, designed to give you freedom of movement. It is small enough to fit in your hand and sturdy and compact enough to effortlessly capture all of your favorite activities. The case is IP53 rated against dust and water, protecting it from the elements in most settings.G1 Lens (Glass 1 Lens)
In addition to its casing, the Gear 360 is the first-tempered glass with a circular design in the industry. It’s tough and suited for your needs, both indoors and outdoors.Front Bracket
The Gear 360 is held together by a strong bracket that ensures the device’s many parts function optimally. The bracket includes a 0.5-inch PMOLED display. The 72-by-32-pixel screen allows users to toggle through a variety of modes and settings.Camera Module
The Gear 360 features two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye lenses. Both are capable of capturing high-resolution images and videos in 195 degrees. The onboard software then stitches both videos together to create an uninterrupted 360-degree video—up to 3,840 x 1,920 for videos or 7,776 x 3,888 for photos. Equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope, the Gear 360 ensures stabilized quality even as the camera moves. Both lenses are also F2.0 so your 360-degree images are vivid and bright, even in low light conditions.
The Gear 360 offers a variety of shooting modes—in addition to regular photos and videos, there are time-lapse video and looping video options.Cu Plate
All this powerful hardware needs to be protected from overheating. That’s where the copper plate and other thermal interface materials come in handy.Main Board
The main board houses the CPU and DRIMe5s image processor. Fast and powerful, the image processor provides superior color reproduction and reduced noise that make the Gear 360 powerful enough for professional photographers at high speeds.
The microSD card slot supports memory cards of up to 200GB, so you’re assured you’ll always have plenty of space to record every moment you want.Battery Chamber & Battery
The battery chamber is designed to hold a 1,350 mAh lithium ion battery, powerful enough to record up to 140 minutes of video.Camera Lens
The Gear 360 features two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye lenses, each of which can capture high-resolution images and videos in 195 degrees.Rear Bracket
On the rear bracket is another display. You can navigate shooting options easily here. Choose video or still images, 180 or the full 360 degrees, all at the click of a button.
The Gear 360 also features a wide range of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth, NFC, and USB, making sharing your videos and photos easy while simplifying workflows from your smartphone to your PC.
The connectivity is also supported by the Samsung Gear 360 Manager that lets you control and view Gear 360 content from your smartphone in real time.
Gear 360 ActionDirector connects to the Gear 360 for editing, viewing and sharing pictures and videos on your PC. Gear 360 ActionDirector makes it easy to share your content too, whether with YouTube, Facebook, Google Street View or other online services.
The bracket houses other key features of the Gear 360, including the microphone, speaker, and the mount, which can connect to a tripod. Various third-party accessories can also be attached to the universal tripod hole, like custom mounts or a release buckle.
For more information about the Gear 360, visit: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-360
Original source: https://news.samsung.com/global/in-depth-look-whats-inside-the-gear-360