GoPro announced a dual lens action cam for shooting virtual reality (VR) called Fusion. The $700 camera shoots spherical audio and video by capturing everything around you. Its gimbal-like stabilization claims to be shockingly smooth.
Fusion is a spherical capture solution for innovative, envelope-pushing content creators. In addition to high performance spherical capture for fully immersive VR experiences, Fusion’s 5.2K resolution enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives content creators the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality “punched out” from the spherically captured angles. Not just a VR capture solution, Fusion ensures that traditional content creators will get the shot, while also capturing the unexpected.
GoPro Fusion is ready for the elements and waterproof down to 16ft (5m). Hand-free mode makes it possible to start recording via simple voice commands. You can just say, “GoPro, start recording.”
- 5.2K30 and 3K60 Spherical Video
- 18MP Spherical Photo
- GoPro App Compatible
- OverCapture Allows for Traditional Video Creation from 360 Footage
- Advanced Stabilization
- 360 Audio
- Waterproof to 16ft (5m)
- Time Lapse Video + Photo, Night Lapse and Burst Modes
- Works with Most GoPro Mounts
- Includes Fusion Grip Mount
- Voice Control in 10 Languages
- GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass
- Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
“Fusion has the ability to capture every angle simultaneously… as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one,” said GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. “Whether filming for VR or traditional fixed-perspective content, Fusion represents the state-of-the-art in versatile spherical capture.”
Price and Availability
GoPro Fusion will be available November 30, 2017. It can be pre-ordered on GoPro.com for USA, Canada, United Kingdom and the EU for $699.99.
Fusion Studio desktop software will be available when the product ships. The OverCapture mobile experience will be part of a new version of the GoPro App available for iOS and Android in early 2018.