Samsung upgrades its Gear 360 camera by adding DCI 4K resolution to it, that allows the camera to shoot in Cinematic 4K resolution. The first Samsung Gear 360 camera had full 4K resolution support but it could only capture videos at 3840 x 1920 resolution that isn’t exactly 4K UHD resolution. But the new 2017 Gear 360 shoots in DCI (digital cinema) 4K resolution of 4096 x 2049 pixels.
It’s been 6 months since the first Gear 360 camera was launched. The 2nd generation of Gear 360 also hosts a number of other upgrades including support for multiple types of media and devices. The bump in resolution may feel like very small and you may not even notice the difference in video quality but in terms of pixels, that’s 500k more pixels in a video shot from the new Gear 360 camera compared to the older model. The newer model also shoots videos at 24fps instead of 30fps that give videos a cinematic movie experience in terms of frame buffering.
Some additional enhancements in the new 2017 Samsung Gear 360 camera includes support for iPhone 6S and ability to livestream in 2K resolution directly to social media sites. There are some tiny little features added in the new Samsung Gear 360 camera like built-in editing tools, filters, effects etc.
It is expected that the new Gear 360 camera will launched this month and will cost somewhere between $250 to $300.