Product Comparison: 360Fly HD vs Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition)

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General Specifications
Gear 360 (2017 Edition)
About the Product
360fly designs and creates 360-degree cameras, accessories like the portable virtual reality viewer, technologies and applications to connect devices to social media platforms that inspire people to capture, share and experience their lives in a fully immersive, interactive 360-degree video. Our passion and unrelenting pursuit of innovation have led us to redefine what is possible in video, virtual reality and visual storytelling.
The Gear 360 has evolved to let you record in 4K or broadcast live, and then make it your own with the Samsung Gear 360 app. And with the Gear 360's smaller size and redesigned, easy-to-grip body, memories aren't the only thing you'll want to hold onto.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
2.2 MP
15 MP
Sensor Type
Video Resolution
1504 p
2160 p
Maximum Aperture
2.5 f/
2.2 f/
What customers say about "Key Specs"
360Fly HD 360° Video Camera
  • No stitching of images thus no seams or strange missing parts like competitors
  • The technology is pretty cool, and when I was able to get a video to view the quality was pretty good for a "fish-eye".
  • The resolution is very good and the microphone has a good recording
  • If you just need recording, and a reasonable (tomlow) resolution, you’d be happy.
  • Image quality poor unless there’s lots of light and even then there is quite a bit of purple fringing apparent
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR Camera
  • I got this with the purchase of my Galaxy Note 8. I didn't have a need for this, but I've found it a good addition to my GoPro Hero 4 Silver. Better resolution and the 360 photos and videos are awesome.
  • The picture quality is clearer than the 2016 version, even though it is lower resolution.
  • I am very impressed with the quality of video. Does 4K recording, Excellent ergonomics, Fits well in all size hands, Live stream using samsung phones.
  • For being a 4K video camera, this unit is a total let down. Even at 1080P HD is blurry. I can get better live broadcast videos from my old Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
  • The quality of the videos is questionable & blurry even in broad daylight & best lighting conditions.
Size & Weight
2.4 in.
3.96 in.
2.4 in.
1.81 in.
2.4 in.
1.77 in.
4.87 oz.
4.58 oz.
Video Encoding Formats
MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Slow Motion Recording
HDR Mode
Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom
Image File Format(s)
What customers say about "Imaging"
360Fly HD 360° Video Camera
  • The video file format is mp4. I just dragged and dropped in into my chrome browser. It looked like video shot with a fisheye lens pointing up. No surprise there.
  • I will admit it took some time getting use to the video format You have to watch the videos in the Mobile Application, Desktop Player,YouTube, Facebook or their own 360fly Web player to really experience the videos.
  • Not as good of images as my GoPro but god for quick videos. Best part is, you can set it in the middle of a room and get video of everyone in the room without having to man the camera.
  • Bad video quality overall, slow, overheats fast. bad distortion . I winder if 4K is actually better or just has a bigger image
  • The image is ok. the functions ok, But If the recording image doesn't let you rec directly down from your eye line because the architecture.
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR Camera
  • The 2017 camera does have an additional still image mode for HDR landscapes
  • Timelapse, HDR and loop recording are supported directly. You can also do a live stream through your phone to YouTube and Facebook.
  • The photo/video is converted from the dual-fish-eye view to the 360-degree format automatically, so it is literally as simple as uploading.
  • Wish it had a zoom, but this is a fun camera, and pictures are fun to play with.
  • It doesn't have zoom and stabilization.
Shock Resistant
Water Resistant
Additional Accessories Included
Action Camera Adapter with tilt mount and flat baseplates, Mic plug and strap, Power cradle and USB cable
USB Cable, Pouch, Strap
Record and store up-to 3 hours of 360° HD footage, Edit and share video in 90 seconds or less, Rugged Design, Social Media Connectivity, Virtual Reality Ready
Dual CMOS 8.4MP sensors, Built-in stereo microphone, Go back to the moment with VR, Seamless sharing, Go live with Gear 360, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
What customers say about "Features"
360Fly HD 360° Video Camera
  • Compatible with GoPro mounts and other accessories so if you already own them you can use them with this without extra cost
  • It is also possible to record under water, but I didn't try that. You can use Google Cardboard to view the results through your cell phone or the more expensive Oculus Rift goggles. It makes for an interesting experience.
  • The camera is dustproof, shockproof, and is water resistant to 1ATM (34 feet) when the microphone plug is used. I tested it by throwing it into my pool which is about 9 or 10 feet deep.
  • Battery seems to go quick and no way to add extra battery
  • No LCD or other way to easily change settings without a smartphone or tablet. Also only works with certain phones and tablets listed on website.
  • 360Fly support said that I should buy the waterproof dive housing before taking it snorkeling so I did. It fogged up in about 3 seconds and started leaking water within 5 minutes.
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR Camera
  • Expandable memory up to 256GB
  • Can Watch all the captured content on a connected phone. Connecting to a phone for the first time and there after is a breeze.
  • The battery life is very good (held a charge for the entire week with intermittent use), and the Bluetooth connection to the phone worked flawlessly every time.
  • As a 360-degree camera, this is really easy to use. It now works with Android and IOS (newer versions)
  • Takes 360 degree stills and movies well. The camera does not come with much information. Download the stitching software from the Samsung website. Stitching still images seems to work better when the camera is linked via Wi-Fi to a smartphone.
  • Athough the Live Streaming doesn't currently work with IOS, and there may still be a lower resolution in IOS at this time.
Tripod/Monopod Mountable
Microphone Input
Number Of USB Port(s)
Internal Memory Included
Memory Card Slots
What customers say about "Connectivity"
360Fly HD 360° Video Camera
  • The latest update solved problems and it's nice to have the option to connect to the PC for continuous recording without having to download the videos every time the memory in the camera gets full.
  • It connects to your smart phone and you can dictate how it records and monitor what the camera is viewing.
  • The charging station, on the other hand, connects magnetically, so you just sit it on top for charging. Thankfully, the folks at 360fly decided to use a normal USB cable, so I always have cables at the ready.
  • The most annoying parts of the camera I found was having to disable the Wi-Fi on your device to connect to it to control it, which is necessary to use the time-lapse and POV features.
  • The app does not properly connect to the camera, have to go into Settings and manually cycle the WiFi connection off and back on again before the camera shows up properly in the app.
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR Camera
  • Light, compact, and with a tripod mount
  • There are lots of opportunities to use this camera because it is super portable, easy to use, has versatile settings, and a standard tripod port.
  • I liked the USB type C port on this one because you don't have to open it up to charge it.
  • Transferring files is quick and easy, and it stores the files on a micro SD card, USB-C cable is included to charge the camera
  • You can post directly to Facebook from the software on the smartphone but not on the PC.
Charging Interface(s)
USB Type C
Removable Battery
Rechargeable Battery
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
299.99 $

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