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Samsung Ireland has just announced the availability of the spherical little camera that lets you capture instant 360 degree photos and videos on your Samsung phone. Important to note though, the new Gear 360 camera only works with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.


We can’t wait to try this little device out as we’ve seen some impressive results of its 360 capturing capabilities already online.

Here are the official specs for the device:

Samsung Gear 360 Specifications




Two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye cameras

Image Processor





MP4 (H.265)

– Dual Lens: 3840×1920 (30fps)





– Dual Lens: 30M (7776×3888)




Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+

Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG




microSD card (Up to 128GB)


Display– 0.5” (72 x 32) PMOLE


Shooting mode– Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video


Camera mode


– Dual/Single Lens mode
Camera Setting


– Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, EV, ISO limit, Wind cut


Samsung ServicesSamsung Gear 360 App, PC S/W (Gear 360 ActionDirector)




WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)

WiFi Direct,

BT v4.1

USB 2.0





Accelerometer, Gyroscope


66.7×56.2×60 mm


153g (including battery)


1,350mAh Li-ion

The Samsung Gear 360 will have an RRP of €360 You can find the full press release below:


Easily create, view and share 360-degree videos and images to enjoy a fully connected experience

Dublin, Ireland – 20th October 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the Samsung Gear 360, a 360-degree camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favourite experiences through video and still image content, is now available in Ireland.  Gear 360 is currently on sale at Arnott’s Department store at an RRP of €360, with more retailers being added in the coming weeks.

Gear 360 is designed for travel, festive gatherings and every activity in between to provide an all-encompassing visual experience. The new camera leverages the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience so users can become the creator of their own virtual reality content to enjoy through Gear VR.

“Samsung continues to push the boundaries of the mobile experience to extend beyond the smartphone,” said Gary Twohig, Director of Samsung Ireland.“In light of the arrival of Samsung Gear VR, Gear 360 continues to push the limits on visual content – providing a connected experience that makes capturing and sharing life’s moments even easier and all the more immersive.”

Compact Design with High Performance for Every Activity

Samsung Gear 360 is equipped with dual fisheye lenses, which both have 15 megapixel image sensors, giving users the ability to capture high-resolution (3840×1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still images. Users are also able to shoot 180-degree wide angle video and images with only using one side of the camera lens. Built for any time of day, Gear 360 offers Bright Lens F2.0, which creates high resolution images even in low-light conditions, where users can create full panoramic videos.

With a light and compact, spherical shaped design, Gear 360 maximises portability to film on the go or for indoor activities. Gear 360 features a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market.

The Galaxy Experience

Samsung continues to push the boundaries of hardware, software and services to create devices that are designed to improve how consumers connect, share, organize and get more out of life.

When Gear 360 is synced with a Samsung smartphone, users will be able to preview content in real time when recording. Also, Gear 360 will automatically bring up filmed content for users to view and save on their smartphone or to upload and share directly on social channels including Google Street View. For a real 360 viewing experience, users can simply watch self-created content through Gear VR. All these features will be available through a dedicated mobile application for download from Galaxy Apps, Google Play and PC software for more in-depth editing capabilities.

Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.


John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.

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