Alongside the announcement of the HERO6 Black, a handful of new mounts and updates to their Karma drone, GoPro also announced today the GoPro Fusion. Fusion, which looks like a slightly elongated HERO camera, is a waterproof, mountable spherical video camera capable of capturing 5.2K video in 360-degrees.
GoPro promises “gimbal-like” stabilization for “shockingly smooth” footage, and Fusion is compatible with the GoPro App, making it easy to view and share your spherical videos. If you’d prefer to share your footage as traditional video, the app’s OverCapture feature gives you the option to create fixed-perspective video from your 360-degree footage.
In addition to 5.2K spherical video at 30 frames per second and 3K spherical video at 60 frames per second, Fusion is also capable of recording 360 audio to complete the immersive experience. Aside from video, 18 megapixel still image capture is also possible and the camera also includes Time Lapse Video and Photo, Night Lapse and Burst modes.
Fusion is waterproof down to 16 feet (5 meters) and works with most GoPro mounts. The Fusion Grip Mount is included with the camera. Like the HERO6, Fusion features voice control in 10 languages as well as built-in GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. Fusion also features a compass. It is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.
The GoPro Fusion is available for pre-order now for $699 and is slated to start shipping in November of this year. For complete details on this and all products announced today, visit gopro.com.