The Samsung Gear 360 camera is a great camera from a company that has a history of innovative products besides cool phones. This 360-degree camera allows a 360 complete capture at the push of a button. The Samsung Gear 360 mounting option is enabled using an industry standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw hole. This screw hole is common to a tripod as well as many camera mounts.
The Samsung Gear 360 weighs in at a little less than six ounces. That’s fairly light but the camera itself isn’t fairly inexpensive so choose a mount that is well made and will hold the camera reliably and steady.
You would think that Samsung would offer an assortment of mounts and stands for the Samsung Gear 360 but they don’t. Fortunately there are a lot of third-party mounts and stands that will do the job. Now we’ll recommend some mounts and tripods for the Samsung Gear 360 camera.
Overlooked by many is a basic tripod. Use one if you have it around the house. Need a tripod? Consider the Acuvar 50″ Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod which works fine with the Samsung Gear 360. Just screw the Samsung Gear 360 onto the tripod and adjust the head to the proper angle. Be sure to place the tripod where it will not get knocked over. The Samsung Gear 360 is simple to install and remove from this tripod. Just a matter of turning it until the tripod screw engages or disengages.
Bolting the mount to a flat surface will work well. The Arkon Camera Wall Mount for CCTV POV Camcorders Cameras is what is in the photo that accompanies this article. It is a good heavy duty choice for action and security cameras. This is a mount for a wall or table. Anything flat. Attach this metal mount to and use one of the three adjustment points to get the proper angle. The top adapter rotates and swivels. This mount has a 2-year warranty and includes screws for mounting.
An excellent suction cup option is the Fat Gecko Camera and Camcorder Mount. This is great for attachment to non porous flat surfaces (not a wall). Another heavy duty entry. This one has steel frame construction coupled with dual 3″ suction cups that can hold the Samsung Gear 360 without a problem. The mount attaches to any flat smooth surface. The mount pivots at a ball and socket connection at the base and tip.
Another interesting type of mount that will work with these cameras is the clamp variety. A clamp is a good way to attach the Samsung Gear 360 to a rail or post.
Consider the Bracketron Xventure Xlip Flexible Camera Mount. This mount combines a clamp with a flexible gooseneck. The ending has the requisite adapter needed to fit the Samsung Gear 360. The clamp opens two inches wide and the flexible gooseneck is seven inches tall. The ability to get the best position for the camera is important and the addition of the flexible gooseneck helps a lot to get that done.
On the body, there are a variety of mounts that can accommodate the tripod mounting pattern. However, the shape of this camera makes wearing it on the body a bit awkward so we aren’t going to dive into these types of mounts.
There are lots of mounts and stands available to fit the Samsung Gear 360. We presented a few in this article. Others may work better for you depending upon your unique requirements and application.