Samsung has announced a new 360-degree camera that sports an impressive 17 lenses. Called the Samsung 360 Round, the camera is designed to cater to those who want to capture VR content in stereoscopic 3D. Something that doesn’t happen very often.
The 17 different lenses includes several specialised lenses. Eight pairs of lenses capture images in stereo-3D horizontally, while a single lens capture images vertically. The final image and video captured will have better image quality and detail when compared to a single-lens solution.
Samsung said that the 360 Round camera is both water and dust resistant. It also claims that the camera runs cooler than any other camera of its ilk; hence the lack of any cooling fan built-in. This makes the 360 Round the perfect companion for outdoor capture and live streaming, according to Samsung.
After capturing, the content are stitched together in a PC, and is turned into VR content for desktop and mobile. The Roomba-sized device is only captures the content – it does not stitch it in-camera.
The official specs for the Samsung 360 Round are as follows:
- 17 cameras with 1/2.8-inch, 2MP image sensor and f/1.8 lens each
- Six internal microphones with support for two external mics
- LAN or USB Type-C connectivity
- 10GB of RAM and 40GB of internal memory
- Up to 2TB SSD, up to 256GB SD card
- 19V, 21.1A power input
The camera is clearly targeted for professional outfits looking for a rugged outdoor live-streaming solution. Samsung said the camera will be on sale sometime in October – but no dates has been shared. It will also cost about US$ 10,500 (about RM 44,363).We hope the next Samsung 360 camera will pick up hints from the 360 Round – you know, so we can have better consumer-grade 360-content recording.
(Source: Samsung )