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Samsung Gear 360 Digital Camera

£293.00
£249.00 £44.00 cheaper than 63 days ago
15MP MicroSD (TransFlash) 0.5" Mar 2016
Megapixel Full HD Video Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
Capture some of the best times of your life with Gear 360 and relive the moments through your Gear VR and Galaxy smartphone. From the little moments in your day to the horizons you pursue, capture... More
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11 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 78% based on 8 owner reviews.

Top Seller

The Gear 360 is a popular choice amongst people who purchased cameras in the last 3 months.

Easy to Use

Some people who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to use. Bogdan Dumitru mentioned in their review “Easy to use, fast connection, great q” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. D. Leckey wrote on Amazon “A small display, so you will find it extremely easy to use”.

One Samsung Gear 360 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Ian wrote last year “I have found that using the camera standalone has been fine (it has a small LCD for feedback and simple push button menu system”.

One customer who reviewed the Samsung Gear 360 considered that it had a good experience. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com said “A headset capable of personalising the experience” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Brand

Samsung is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Samsung also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

Good Size

One Samsung Gear 360 owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. D. Leckey wrote on Amazon “The camera is slightly smaller than a tennis ball and easy to carry” in their Samsung Gear 360 review.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it had a good battery life. Santiago Falzone said on Amazon “The only problem is the huge battery drainage that produces on the linked phone” in his review.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung Gear 360 owner mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said “It's only early days for this type of stuff and now VR is becoming a big deal, we can see massive improvements in years to come”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it considered that it was good quality.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £44.00

The Gear 360 has dropped in price by £44.00 in the last 59 days.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Gear 360 supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Gear 360 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Gear 360 is more than most recently released compact cameras. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Gear 360.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Gear 360 that we have checked the display diagonal of, the Samsung Gear 360's display diagonal of only 0.5 inches is one of the smallest. The average display diagonal of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Gear 360 is 2.7".

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Gear 360 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other latest compact cameras.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at include the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that came out in the last year do not support wi-Fi. The Samsung Gear 360 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last year, the Samsung Gear 360 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Gear 360 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Gear 360 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Gear 360, the Samsung Gear 360 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider including the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Gear 360 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Gear 360 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price].

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 8MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP. The Gear 360 has a quite low megapixel (only 15 megapixels) compared to most of the other newly released compact cameras.

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Pricey

We checked 17 comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months and they range in price from £48 to £277. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Gear 360

Released Eleven Months Ago

Samsung released the Gear 360 eleven months ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 153 grams, the Gear 360 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Gear 360.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] (270g), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] (223g) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

22 February 2016

With Virtual Reality on the rise, we see plenty of powerful VR headsets like the Samsung Gear VR that's made to turn heads (literally). But what about creating VR content for these devices? At the... Read more…

21 February 2016

Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the... Read more…

21 February 2016

Samsung jumped on the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon pretty early with the Gear VR, and ever since then it has been gradually refining its offering. With the new Samsung Gear 360 camera, just... Read more…

21 February 2016

With a VR headset in tow, it was probably a foregone conclusion that Samsung would also come to market with a 360-degree camera to create content for it. Enter the Gear 360.Samsung had teased a... Read more…

21 February 2016

Die Samsung Gear 360 macht zunächst einen unspektakulären Eindruck, vor allem visuell. Und doch könnte sie in Verbindung mit dem Galaxy S7 die erste Kamera sein, die VR-Inhalte für jedermann...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 by D. Leckey
(Verified Purchase)

I have to admit I love my new camera. I use it with my note 4 though it was not designed for it. The camera has three buttons and a small display, so you will find it extremely easy to use. There... Read more…

There is an App that allows you to pair with the camera and see what you are shooting but I have found that using the camera standalone has been fine (it has a small LCD for feedback and simple... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Concernant la fonctionnalité photo, il est incroyable de constater que la luminosité n'est pas correctement égalisée à l'endroit de la jointure des 2 photos. Ceci rend pour moi les images... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2016 by Santiago Falzone
(Verified Purchase)

I rate every product with the following method. I substract a star for each problem i find with the product. 5 stars if the product is perfect and meets my requirements (works as intended). Also... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Bogdan Dumitru
(Verified Purchase)

I love this product. Easy to use, fast connection, great q...

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