GoPro gets into 360 spherical content game with Fusion

GoPro Fusion
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The GoPro brand has built a reputation around capturing amazing moments, and has long been the go-to tool for action sports. Today, the leading action cam brand is adding another storytelling tool to its arsenal–the Fusion. It’s late to the 360 spherical camera scene, but sometimes it isn’t about who dives in first. It’s who does it better. Read on to find out more.

Alongside the HERO6 Black edition, GoPro also introduced an enhanced Karma drone and of course, the Fusion. The 360 spherical cam features two lenses, one in the front and another in the rear. The lenses themselves can shoot up to 5.2K video at 30fps. It can also take 18MP spherical photos and capture 360 degree audio.

Time

The new spherical cam is capable of time lapse photos as well as night lapse and burst mode photos.

The Fusion is waterproof up to 5m/16ft and GoPro says it is compatible with most existing GoPro mounts, although it does come with a new Fusion Grip mount.

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Other features include advanced stabilisation using an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.

The Fusion also comes with OverCapture feature which helps create traditional video from the 360 footages taken by the two cameras. The new feature will roll out as part of the new GoPro app, available for both iOS and Android devices, slated for an early 2018 release.

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The Fusion also boasts voice control, in 10 languages. When it comes to connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are also built-in.

The Fusion is now available for pre-order through the GoPro website for the US, Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union with shipping’s made in November. The price of the new Fusion is USD699.99/MYR2960.61.

GoPro Fusion

Specs at a glance:

  • 5.2K30 and 3K60 Spherical Video
  • 18MP Spherical Photo
  • GoPro App Compatible
  • OverCapture Allows for Traditional Video Creation from 360 Footage
  • Advanced Stabilisation
  • 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
  • WiFi + Bluetooth

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