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Pro Very easy to set up and use
Samsing Gear 360 is extremely easy to use. The software experience is excellent and intuitive with minimal (if any) bugs or issues. It's so easy that even an absolute beginner can use it without any problems.
Pro Can connect and edit wirelessly
When connected to a Galaxy device you can use the familiar Samsung camera apps with the same buttons and settings in the same places.
There are a few new buttons such as the one that lets you select which Gear 360 lens to use (front, back, or both), and another one for the live view.
Pro No seam artifacts
Offers dual F2.0 lenses at 195° FOV each. The amount of overlap in theory should reduce seam artifacts (even if it isn't perfect) and the F2.0 aperture will make shooting in low-light a breeze.
Pro Will feel very familiar for users who have used a Samsung mobile device in the past
The camera and sharing applications are very similar to Samsung's camera and Gallery apps (with minor differences). Anyone who has used a Samsung mobile device in the past will find it very easy to get used to these apps as well.
Pro Can shoot videos at 60 frames per second
There's an option to shoot 360-degree videos at 60 frames per second. Unfortunately the resolution drops to 2560x1280 when you choose that option.
Pro Straightforward updating experience
Updating the firmware on the camera is pretty easy. You don't have to download a binary on your computer and transfer it to the camera or anything like that. Instead, it's all done through Wi-Fi directly from the camera itself.
Con Blatant image stitching
Virtually all photos and videos that have been published present blatantly poor stitching: it is clear to see where the images were taken and digitally stitched together.
Con Only compatible with Samsung flagships
This camera can only be paired with the latest Samsung flagships which are S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge plus, S6 edge, and S6.
Con Soft focus or blur quality
Distant objects will be blurry in the final result, whether it is a still picture or a video.
Con Difficult to carry around
While most 360-degree cameras are small enough to fit inside a pocket, it is not the case for the Samsung Gear 360. The round shape makes it uncomfortable to fit inside a pocket and you need a bag to carry it around.
Con Video not stitched in camera
Better cameras give you finished video, ready to use. Samsung's need post processing to render viewable 360 video. Not only inconvenient, but a very slow process and subpar results with very raw stitching.