The GoPro Fusion VR camera lets you recapture your spherical video

Isaac Cain
September 29, 2017

Powered by GoPro's custom-designed GP1 processor, the Hero6 is capable of capturing 4K, 60 frames per second and 1080p240 video. GoPro has partnered with several organizations, including Fox Sports, USA Today, Getty Images and Accuweather, to test out broadcasting with the spherical camera in a pilot program.

Other new Karma updates include an expanded Cable-Cam auto-shot path and "Look Up" camera tilt capability.

A new, GoPro-designed GP1 processor, which the company claims improves tonal range and low-light quality as well as extra power to speed up and smarten its QuikStories automated editing feature with face detection and more.

GoPro says the Fusion is waterproof, has the same voice controls as other GoPro cameras, and boasts impressive video stabilisation. The former follows you - or whoever is holding the drone controller - around to capture footage. The biggest news out of today's event was the confirmation and release date of GoPro's virtual reality/360-degree camera dubbed the Fusion. The new feature will automatically import photos and video into the GoPro app, automatically edit the footage together, and in turn produce an easily sharable moment. The Fusion has a Global Positioning System, accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass built-in - all of which allow it to properly stabilize footage internally.

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The Hero 6 went on sale Thursday and costs $499.99. Overcapture will allow users to capture stills, photo bursts, and regular video from the existing footage that is captured in 360-degrees.

Fusion is available for pre-order now for $699, and is slated to start shipping in November. It benefits from image stabilization as well, and users will be able to play the footage back as VR content or use an upcoming app feature called OverCapture, which will launch in early 2018, to pick an angle and play it back like a normal, fixed-perspective POV video.

The Karma drone is Hero6 Black-compatible and features two new auto-shot paths: Follow and Watch.

According to Engadget, the Follow feature on the drone only follows the controller, so operators will want to keep that in mind when using the new Karma. After dominating the high-definition camera market, GoPro's profit margins collapsed in 2016, losing $419 million after years making profit.

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