A good photosphere or 360-degree photo is basically about stitching. Done right, these photos can take you to another place and time, allowing you to see the entire area as it was captured at that moment, rather than just a planned window into that space. There’s more to see, more to explore, and it’s just fun to do so, as long as there aren’t any messy lines or jagged edges that bring you back to reality. When working with 360-degree cameras that take pictures with multiple sensors, it’s hard to avoid distortion when merging the two images.

One of the big questions we had about the Gear 360 is how well Samsung handles the stitching between the two cameras. While we haven’t been able to roam around and take pictures on our own Gear 360 yet, some of the early shots we found give the impression that Samsung is preparing to release one of the most powerful 360-degree cameras under $500. ,

We saw an early, early prototype video of Casey Neistat at the Oscars. While it’s become quite clear that his video isn’t the final version of the software, it doesn’t look all that bad. There are crisp stitching in many scenes, but overall the quality was decent. Things have improved a bit since then, and while we don’t have any new videos from Neistat to compare, we do have some decent photos worth checking out.

An epic 360° shot of @TMobileArena by @SamsungMobileUS #Gear360 - there you are, in the middle of the action!  @T-Mobile