Samsung is launching a 17-lens 360-camera for VR

Samsung is  17-lens 360-camera for VR,

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Samsung 17-lens 360-camera for VR

Samsung 17-lens 360-camera for VR

The company just unveiled a new 17-lens 360-degree camera for VR that can live-stream in 4K. Called the 360 Round, it will be available in the U.S. later this month.

Samsung hasn’t yet revealed how much the beast of a camera will cost, but we’re pretty sure it’s not going to be cheap. Google’s rival Yi Halo camera comes in at $1,699 and it doesn’t have 4K live-streaming capabilities.

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The 360 Round looks like it has just about everything a virtual reality filmmaker could want: 17 cameras with f/1.8 lenses, six onboard mics for spatial audio, two external mic hookups, 50GB of internal memory (LPDDR3  and eMMC), support for 2TB of SSD, a gyroscope, accelerometer, and a staggering live streaming resolution of 4,096 x 2,048 at 30fps.

It also has a dust- and water-resistance rating of IP65, so it can stand up to most weather reasonably well, though it’s not completely waterproof.

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Samsung 17-lens 360-camera for VR

Samsung at its Developer Conference (SDC2017) unveiled the all-new 360 Round, a camera targeted at creating high-quality 3D content. This isn’t Samsung’s first attempt at 360-degree camera as the company previously announced the Gear 360 long back

The new Samsung 360 Round, however, is completely focused on creating virtual reality content, and not just streaming 360-degree videos.

The 360 Round sports a fanless design that helps in reducing weight and eliminates background noise. Samsung also ships additional features including PC software for controlling and stitching videos.

Needless to say, the camera is aimed at professional filmmakers and other commercial uses that require that kind of power. And its price, which hasn’t yet been announced, will likely reflect that. But Samsung’s 360 Round easily puts them at the same level as its competition from Google and Facebook.

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