GoPro has now presented its first 360° camera and all technical data in addition to the Hero 6 - the GoPro Fusion has two opposite fisheye lenses which allow it to capture spherical 360° images, which can also be viewed in VR headsets (but without 3D effect). For this purpose it can record 5.2K@30fps and 3K (3008x1504) with 60fps videos - electronically image stabilized. Spherical photos are taken with 18 megapixel resolution.
The GoPros App allows you to play and share VR videos - the "OverCapture"function, which is to be added next year via software update, enables the user to dynamically cut and share a 360° video clip from the 360° video (in a similar way to Insta360 One). The sound is also recorded 360 degrees around the room by four microphones.
GoPro Fusion 360° camera
The GoPro Fusion sits in a waterproof housing up to 5 meters deep. The Fusion Grip Mount is included in the scope of delivery, which can be used as a hand tripod as well as a tripod (per extendable pole and feet). The other features are similar to those of the Hero 5/6 Black: voice control, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, WLAN/Bluetooth and USB-C connection. It is recorded on two fast MicroSD memory cards.
The GoPro Fusion can be pre-ordered now at a price of around 750 euros - and will be shipped in November together with the Desktop VR Editing Software Fusion Studio, a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro/After Effects CC, which can be used to edit the fusion&s VR video material.
VR Editing Software Fusion Studio