During Samsung’s ‘Unpacked’ media event today, the Korean-based electronics giant introduced a new consumer-oriented camera dubbed the Gear 360. As the name somewhat implies, the camera is capable of capturing immersive 360 degree photos and video with ease. Once footage is recorded, it can easily be shared with friends or saved for later viewing.
Specifically, images and video taken with the Gear 360 can be viewed in 2D either via a mobile smartphone app or, naturally, in full 360 with the Samsung Gear VR. During filming, users will be able to preview footage taken on the Gear 360 in real time, provided that they have a compatible Samsung smartphone, a selection which naturally includes the recently unveiled Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.