Samsung may now have the VR camera to beat.
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.
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. Read more…