Samsung has been dabbling with 360-degree cameras for a little while now and has offered a couple to the public as consumer devices. But, it appears that the firm wants to step outside that category and has introduced something new with the 360 Round.
The 360 Round is a camera aimed towards those that require a bit more quality when it comes to shooting 360 content. The new product was announced at the Samsung Developer Conference and uses an impressive 17 lenses, can live stream 4K 360 video and also offers spatial audio capture. Despite its looks, it is meant to be durable, encased in a unibody housing with a fanless design, being protected from water and dust with an IP65 rating. As you might expect, this unit will be able to be controlled using a robust software suite on the PC, and can accept external peripherals like microphones and storage.
Samsung did not announce a price for the unit, but stated that it will be available sometime this month in the United States. It will be expanding to other markets, although there is currently no timeline available for when this will happen.