GoPro’s Fusion Camera Can Take 5.2K Videos

It can also shoot in 360 degrees

GoPro, that household name for rugged (if expensive) action cameras has announced their newest and riskiest proposition ever: the Fusion. The new camera is able to capture 360-degree photos and videos in 5.2K resolution.

The new camera is tailor-made to shoot VR content via 360, though it’s also capable of taking non-VR video and standard photos as well.

The idea is instead of worrying about how you’re going to frame something, you just shoot all day and choose your composition and framing later. The camera’s resolution is good enough that you can opt to choose the composition you want after shooting.

“This is referred to as OverCapture or reframing,” the company says. “It’s like having a camera team with you when you shoot capturing your primary and b-roll footage. From there, you have the flexibility in post-production to pick and share all sides of your story in conventional HD.”

GoPro has not announced any additional information for the Fusion unfortunately, so pricing and full technical specs are not yet available. GoPro is currently launching a pilot program for the Fusion, which will see a limited commercial release in the Summer of 2017.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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