360 Camera Deals

Samsung Gear 360 2017 for $129 — no phone plan required

The 2017 Samsung Gear 360 is a 4K 360 camera that is normally around $250, but you can now buy a brand new one for around $129. And you don’t even need to get a new phone or phone plan.

Why is this happening?  It’s nothing bad about the camera per se.  Rather, it’s a lot like what happened to the LG 360 Cam, which LG gave away for free to those who bought an LG smartphone.  In this case, Samsung had a promo where if you bought a Samsung S8 or S8+, you could buy the Samsung Gear 360 2017 for just $49.  Unfortunately for Samsung, people began flipping those cameras on eBay.  Fortunately for you and me, this makes the Gear 360 2017 ridiculously cheap.

But given that Samsung’s promo price for the 2017 Gear 360 already ended on June 19, I don’t expect these prices to stay at these levels.  That means that these prices likely represent a unique opportunity (until perhaps Black Friday or something).

The Gear 360 2017 is a very good camera for both photo and video.  And even if you already have one, you could get a second camera to capture a video from two angles, or for a drone 360 rig, or to rotate with your existing camera to deal with overheating.

You just need to make sure you have the requirements:
– Samsung A5 2017, A7 2017, Samsung S6 or above, or iPhone 5S or above (iPhone 6 or above would be better)
Here are the requirements for Windows PCs.  Here is a link to download the PC version (to make sure your PC can run it).
Here are the requirements for Mac.  Here is a link for the Mac software.

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    • Thanks Bill! The price seems to fluctuate a lot these days and is available for $169 on Amazon (gray market version).

  • Sure wish they’d support other phones. Love the quality, dislike the Samsung/iPhone only connection.

    • Hi lunadude. Yes it’s a shame that they want to limit the compatibility. But perhaps you can check out a Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere or Insta360 Air instead.

      • Interesting to watch the gadgets come and go. The tech is getting smarter, cheaper, and higher quality.

        I have an LG 360 and a 360fly 4K. I’m intrigued by the next wave of stereo 360 and 180 cameras.