GoPro’s interest in cameras that can capture content designed for virtual reality isn’t new. In fact last year the company launched the GoPro Omni which is basically a rig that comes with multiple GoPros attached to it, but unfortunately it had a price of $5,000 which made it a bit expensive for many photographers.
Not to mention the fact that it was bulky also made it less than ideal. However the company is back with a new offering in the form of the GoPro Fusion which is a 5.2K spherical camera that will allow 360-degree capture in a single device. Presumably this should result in a more affordable device, but unfortunately pricing has yet to be determined.
This is because GoPro isn’t making the Fusion widely available yet and has launched it as part of a pilot program. According to GoPro’s press release, “This summer, GoPro will be working closely with a selection of pilot partners – including brands, agencies and content professionals – to further refine the user experience and produce inspiring content that demonstrates the creative potential of Fusion.”
However the company does plan to eventually release it by the end of the year, in which pricing and specific dates of availability should be made available to us, so check back with us then for the details.