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Have a ball

Tripod/handgrip included

Bag it to go

Water- and dust-resistant body

Removable battery

Buttons!

190-degree angle of view

Little screen

Just press record

Availability and pricing

Dual- or single-lens mode

The Gear 360, a twin-lens camera that captures spherical 30-megapixel photos and not-quite-4K resolution video (3,840x1,920 pixels).

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Samsung put a standard tripod mount on the bottom, but will also include a mini tripod that acts as a handgrip when closed.

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A soft microfiber bag keeps its big lenses protected when traveling.

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Though not completely waterproof (Samsung says a housing will be available for that) the Gear 360 can handle some rain or a splash of water and sand at the beach.

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Unlike many of the current consumer 360 cameras available, the Gear 360 will have a swappable rechargeable battery.

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The camera uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect to select Galaxy phones such as the new S7 and S7 Edge, naturally.

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Its two fisheye lenses can capture 190 degrees, which then gets stitched together to create spherical content.

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A small screen on top gives you status and setting info.

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Once you're set up, there's a record button on top to get you capturing everything around the camera.

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Samsung expects the camera to be out in Q2 2016, but pricing is still up in the air.

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While the main attraction is capturing 360-degree photos and video, the camera has a single-lens mode that lets you use it like a regular action cam.

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