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GoPro Unveils Fusion 360, Hero 6 Black Cameras

After teasing it for months, GoPro officially unveiled its Fusion 360-degree video camera at a press event in San Francisco Thursday. The company also used the event to unveil the next version of its flagship action cam, the Hero 6.

GoPro’s Fusion camera is capable of capturing 5.2K spherical video with 30fps and 3K spherical video with 60fps as well as 18 MP spherical photos. The camera is available for pre-order through the GoPro website effective immediately, and will ship in November for $699.

However, the camera isn’t just meant to be used to produce 360 video. Instead, it also allows for something the company calls “over-capture.” This essentially allows consumers to capture an entire scene, and then frame just the shots they want afterwards in the GoPro app. “This is ultimately where cameras are headed,” GoPro CEO Nick Woodman said in a video demonstrating the new product.

GoPro’s new Hero 6 Black camera, as the flagship camera is officially called, allows for 4K video recording with 60 fps and 1080p recording with 240fps. It also comes with enhanced video stabilization, a built-in zoom that can be controlled from the touch screen, and packs 5Ghz for faster video offloads. Woodman said that the company developed its own processor, dubbed the GP1, to make the camera’s advanced image stabilization possible.

GoPro’s Hero 6 Black is available effective immediately at retailers worldwide, and costs $499 in the U.S. The company also used the event to announce some feature updates to its Karma drone, which is now capable of following its owners along, among other things.

GoPro has had its challenges in recent years as the company struggled with getting its products out on time and hitting the right price points. This resulted in some significant layoffs, as well as the decision to shutter its nascent entertainment business.

This year, GoPro somewhat recovered from these setbacks, reducing its losses and moving towards profitability. Woodman recently suggested that the company may eventually move to turn its cameras into “an untethered lens to the smartphone.”

 

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