The newest camera from GoPro is not one you can run down to your local Best Buy to buy unfortunately.
Dubbed Fusion, the camera will only be given to “professional content creators” early this summer. It will eventually become available to the general public.
The Fusion is capable of recording really sharp spherical images for all sorts of use cases, including virtual reality.
According to GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman, the new camera will provide the same sort of content you’d get if you molded six traditional GoPro cameras into a single unit.
“Whether filming for VR or traditional fixed-perspective content, Fusion represents the state-of-the-art in versatile spherical capture,” said Woodman in a press release.
There is no pricing yet for the Fusion, but the company is planning a limited commercial release of the camera by the end of the year.
The 5.2K-resolution spherical camera is described as the “ultimate capture device” for immersive virtual-reality videos and 360-degree photos.
“Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously,” Woodman said. “As though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one,” he exclaimed.
Well, it will be interesting to see what professional content creators think of it in a few months.
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