GoPro Fusion 360 Degree Camera – Top Secret Weapon Has Been Revealed
Once considered one of the most popular and watched companies of all time, GoPro’s spotlight has since shifted over to other tech companies such as Facebook or Apple. While the company’s stock has long enjoyed its meteoric highs, as high as $86.97 a share, today, they are no longer at its peak. However, that hasn’t stopped its CEO, Nick Woodman, from vigorously moving this iconic company forward.
With its mission to bring itself back at the forefront of mobile cameras, GoPro does not seem to be slowing down.
First Look at GoPro Fusion 360 Degree Camera
Teasing the potential of a 360-degree camera for years, GoPro finally unveiled a product meeting those expectations. Cleverly dubbed the Fusion, it was first revealed in April 2017, and is the company’s first public 360-degree camera.
Although similar to the GoPro Omni, the two cameras are vastly different.
GoPro declined to comment on any details related to the Fusion. Experts and analysts are speculating that key details are going to be released at a future date. However, there are a few things that we do currently know about the Fusion.
Identical to the GoPro Omni, the two circular lenses designed to capsulate 360-degree videos are equivalent to six GoPro cameras. It’s speculated that given its current features, it’s highly likely the Fusion will command a steep price above $350.
One of the more attractive features is the camera’s stitching. The aesthetic upgrade of the camera’s form factor eliminates the patchiness of the Fusion’s base. Removing this displeasing patch solves the issue of having a 360 camera glue to your tripod or hand.
While the trending solution has been to cover these patches up with a circle or logo, what it effectively does is create a displeasing impression and lessens the immersive experience it gives its users. Unfortunately, as far as dimensions go, the GoPro Fusion is a tad larger than the GoPro Hero5. In fact, it is the size of approximately two Hero5s. But then again, when you’re introducing a game-changer to the market, there has to be some initial setbacks.
The Apple iPhone would not be where it is today without some initial trial and error. This principle is likely to similarly apply to the GoPro Fusion 360 Degree Camera as well.
Tech enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the Fusion will sport a battery latch and possibly a microSD card slot for storage on top of a USB-C port. Its display size is comparable to the display on a Hero5 Black with a record button on its front.
The prototype also seems to boast a microphone on the backside in addition to a Mode button on the right side. It is rumored that the Fusion will come with a dark pouch to protect its lens from scratching or damage.
Similar to how the Apple iPhone caused a satisfying uproar among its customers with its fingerprint home button technology, there’s also a to-die-for feature on the Fusion: the ability to capture regular, flat, and non-spherical video.
Called “OverCapture”, this features allows you to capture flat video from any perspective in a spherical video. This adds a whole array of viewpoints that you’re able to capture if you decide to toggle between spherical and non-spherical video. Think about the multitude of dimensions and depth that you can add to your videos!
When we think about innovation, we often think about new features to bring to the table. However, what many forget that’s also part of the definition of innovation, is bringing professional features not easily and financially affordable to the general public, into a commercial product.
In other words, what the Fusion does really well is affordably integrate industry-level features and technologies into a product that can be easily and affordably purchased by the average consumer.
The last time we were incredibly excited was memorializing the moment my server brought out our food—we were losing an uphill battle with my worst enemy: Hunger. With the hype and attention that was generated around the GoPro Fusion, we’re sure there are many enthusiasts out there that are anxious to get their hands on one.
While there are many unanswered questions, and probably many more fans dying with impatience, there are public images that will hopefully satisfy your tech cravings.
Until we’ve gotten a more detailed look into the Fusion, we’ll just have to sit in our chairs, eagerly refreshing the company’s webpage to hear further developments. But fret not, as we’re sure that the company is just as eager as its customers to fully introduce the Fusion to the market. GoPro has brought many successful versions, we hope this one would be the greatest
What do you think? Will you buy this GoPro Fusion 360 Degree Camera at the price over $350? Please share what you think!
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