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Samsung's Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29 in Korea and Singapore

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Administrator

Samsung's Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29 in Korea and Singapore

 

At Samsung's Developer Conference in San Francisco Wednesday, the Korean company announced that its Gear 360 camera will go on sale April 29 in South Korea and Singapore, with a global rollout to follow sometime thereafter.

The company didn't mention an official price, but online retailer Adorama is listing it for $399.99.

The spherical camera has two lenses to shoot a 360-by-180-degree view that you can watch on a virtual reality headset, like Samsung's Gear VR. It's designed for outdoor shooting, with a dust- and water-resistant body. You can upload videos shot on the Gear 360 directly to Samsung's Milk VR service, where you can watch them on a Gear VR headset.

With VR gaining popularity this year, there's a new need for cameras which shoot 360-degree video that you can watch on a virtual reality headset. LG has also created a 360 camera, and there are plenty moreeither already available or coming soon.

Update (2:02 p.m. PT): Specified South Korea and Singapore as the two countries in which the Gear 360 will be available on Friday.