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Samsung Launches 360 Round Camera With 17 Lenses!

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Samsung Electronics has just announced the 360 Round, a camera equipped w/ 17 lenses that's designed for developing and streaming high-quality 3D content. It is also for enthusiasts who's in need of superior virtual reality (VR) experience.
Samsung Launches 360 Round Camera With 17 Lenses!
Samsung 360 Round

Basically, the Samsung 360 Round uses 17 lenses w/ eight stereo pairs positioned horizontally and one single lens positioned vertically so it can livestream 4K 3D video and spatial audio. It can also create 3D images w/ depth.

Moreover, the 360 Round enables live streaming with little-to-no latency to do easier than ever broadcasts. It also has one-step stitching and control software provided by Samsung.

The Samsung 360 Round also uses a special type of unibody chassis that can reduce heat even without a cooling fan. As a result, the device is compact, creates less noise, and can reduce power consumption for long hours of shooting.

In addition, the 360 Round has IP65 water and dust resistance rating, has expandable connectors and ports for external mic and storage, and durable overall.

The Samsung 360 Round is a testament to our leadership in the VR market. We have developed a product that contains innovative VR features, allowing video producers and broadcast professionals to easily produce high quality 3D content, said Suk-Jea Hahn, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ Global Mobile B2B Team. The combination of livestreaming capabilities, IP65 water and dust resistance and 17 lenses makes this camera ideal for a broad range of use cases our customers want - from livestreaming major events to filming at training facilities across various industries.

For post processing, the 360 Round needs a PC or laptop w/ at least an Intel Core i7-6700K or above, one NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU, two 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 850W power.

For preview and live broadcast, you'll need at least Intel Core i7-6950X or above, two NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU, two 32GB DDR4 RAM, and 850W power.

Samsung 360 Round Specs

Memory: 10 GB RAM (LPDDR3), 40 GB (eMMC), 256 GB expandable up to 2 TB SSD
Cameras: 17x 2 MP f/1.8
Video resolution: Up to 4096 x 2,048 at 30 fps per lens
Microphones: 6 internal (spatial audio), 2 external ports
Others: USB Type C, IP65
Dimensions: 205 x 205 x 76.8 mm
Weight: 1,930 g
Price: USD 10,500

The Samsung 360 Round will arrive in the U.S. this October. It will be available in other parts of the world too over time.

According to CNET it is priced at USD 10,500 or PHP 539,521.

Sources: Samsung, CNET
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