Product Comparison: Insta360 ONE vs Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition)

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General Specifications
Gear 360 (2017 Edition)
About the Product
Epic shots are easy with the all-new bullet time effect. Watch as you move through the center of a scene while the ONE swoops around you, capturing every angle in up to 240 FPS.
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
24 MP
15 MP
Sensor Type
Video Resolution
1920 p
2160 p
Maximum Aperture
2.2 f/
2.2 f/
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Insta360 ONE 360 Camera
  • Best video/picture quality you can get at this price range.
  • High resolution video and picture are sharp enough to be put on any social media.
  • This is the best consumer 360 camera Ive owned. And Ive had both of the Ricohs, both of the Samsungs. This thing is just designed much better, and uses bluetooth which prevents you from having to do the annoying wifi switchover to user it.
  • After trying out several brands on a few recent trips, I ended up keeping the Insta360. I'm happy with this camera overall and very pleased with the image quality and features.
  • Picture quality sometimes suffers greatly
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
3.78 in.
3.96 in.
1.44 in.
1.81 in.
1.4 in.
1.77 in.
2.89 oz.
4.58 oz.
Video Encoding Formats
insv, MP4, LOG
MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Image File Format(s)
insp, JPEG, RAW
Slow Motion Recording
HDR Mode
Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom
What customers say about "Imaging"
Insta360 ONE 360 Camera
  • The FlowState image stabilization does a good job. Most footage I found pretty usable without having to do much post-editing.
  • Stabilization is needed on a camera like this and it works well
  • Does not have stabilization or mount problem like GroPro Fusion, and much cheaper
  • The FlowState image stabilization does a good job. Most footage I found pretty usable without having to do much post-editing.
  • First, not many apps can read the 360 images - which means that these photos are hard to share in their native format.
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
Protective Case, 8GB Micro SD Card, Micro USB Cable
USB Cable, Pouch, Strap
FlowState™ Stabilization, Cinematic Editing, SmartTrack, 360° Hyperlapse, Easy Aerial Shots
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"
Insta360 ONE 360 Camera
  • Decent enough software to shoot in manual mode and post editing
  • The holder/case is a nice touch and multifunctional.
  • The waterproof housing is nice in case of unexpected weather with outdoor/drone shoots.
  • The power button is too easy to be turned on by accident and wasting the battery.
  • App is garbage (like really really bad)
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"
Insta360 ONE 360 Camera
  • Additionally, the buttons are easy to press, well placed and the direct connection to the phone is actually part of the camera eliminating the need of additional cables With a +70 minute of straight shooting battery life, it's way more than enough to get a full day of cool shots!
  • I'm amazed by the performance,resolution and stability of this camera. It's compact, stylish and can be both used as connected to the phone or stand alone controlled ether from the camera it self or from the App.
  • This is not a deal breaker, because as soon as you connect, the images will appear in the media section of the InstaOne app which by the way, is very good and easy to use. Love this little 360 camera.
  • You have to buy Insta remote and selfie stick. It doesn’t pair with any other Bluetooth remotes.
  • You can connect via Bluetooth but this only allows you to do the same as a remote bluetooth button. You cannot see the photo/video live, nor can you review or edit the content or post it.
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)
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