Samsung Unveils High End VR Camera

Samsung Unveils High End VR Camera
The Samsung 360 Round can stream 3D and 360-degree content at 4K resolution.

(CCM) — Samsung is targeting 3D content enthusiasts with a high-end camera that can create 360-degree content in at a resolution of 4K.

The Samsung 360 Round, unveiled on Wednesday at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, has no less than 17 2 MP cameras which can record 3D, virtual reality, and 360-degree 4K videos and stream them at 30 frames per second. The camera is equipped with 10 GB of RAM and 40 GB of internal storage and can be connected to an external SSD device with up to 2 TB of storage using an Ethernet or USB-C connection. The 360 Round is also IP65 water and dust resistant for use outside in bad weather or rugged terrain.

The camera is vastly more capable than Samsung's entry-level Gear 360 camera, which retails for $229. This is reflected in the Samsung 360 Round's price-tag: it will be available in the U.S. in late October 2017 priced at $10,500.

To process video from the device, users will also need a powerful computer equipped with an Intel Core i7-6700K chip and a Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU. For live streaming users will need a 10-core i7 6950XC chip and two of these Nvidia GPUs.

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