GoPro has announced its first 360° spherical, 5.2K/30fps or 3K/60fps camera is available in Australia at A$999.95.

It has a dual 180° lens – back and front – that seamlessly stitches together the views and spatial sound.

When paired with the GoPro App, Fusion becomes an end-to-end solution going from capture to edit and share. The app enables users to control the Fusion camera, live preview shots, and stitch, trim and share content right from an iOS device. Support for Android devices is coming soon.

GoPro’s Fusion app includes

  • Fusion comes with the following:
  • Fusion Studio – for Mac/Windows – To stitch and stabilise your Fusion content as well as apply colour. Fusion Studio can also trim your Fusion content to be able to share on specific social platforms, in either spherical or “punched-out” 2-D content via OverCapture.
  • GoPro VR Player – To be able to view your Fusion content on Mac and Windows devices.
  • Adobe plugins – for Adobe Premiere / After Effects – To create OverCapture edits and other VR editing in the Adobe creative cloud.
  • GoPro app – for iOS and Android (coming soon) – To preview, stitch, command/control, and firmware updates. See feature list https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/fusion-supported-devices

With the new Mobile OverCapture feature, the GoPro App takes the storytelling experience to the next level, allowing users to re-frame and save traditional fixed-perspective 16:9. 1080p, 2D videos “punched out” from the large 360-degree video. In other words convert to a video anyone can view without a VR headset.

Specifications

  • Removable 2,620 mAh battery rated at 75 minutes shooting 5.2K (5228 x 2634) and slightly longer for 3K (3000 x 1504). Battery charge and data via USB-C
  • Waterproof to 5 metres
  • Image stabilisation: gyro-based
  • Voice control: via Siri
  • GPS Location: Yes
  • Record while charging: Yes
  • MicroSD – two – one for each lens
  • Lens: f/2.0 x 2 x 180°
  • ISO photo: 100 to 800
  • ISO video: 100 to 6400
  • Lens Resolution: 4992 x 2496 @ 30fps or 3008 x 1504 @ 60fps. It may also shoot in 2K at 1920×960.
  • Maximum shutter speed: 30 seconds
  • Small mono screen for status