Nokia announces virtual reality camera Ozo

Nokia Stepping into the Virtual Reality Market with 360-Degree Ozo Camera

The gadget comes with an ability to make 3D videos with spatial audio.

Nokia is back in the market, but this time it has come up with a new product, Ozo, a camera capable of capturing 360-degree video and audio. The product was unveiled during an event in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The next-generation camera is specially designed for professional content creators, not ordinary consumers.

Ozo is an orb-shaped camera with an ability to take 3D videos and spatial audio, allowing users to publish its content to any virtual reality products. It has 8 integrated microphones and 8 global shutter sensors, or at least that is the official word.

Virtual reality has taken the form of a real-world industry that worth more than $7 billion, with products like HoloLens and Oculus Rift virtual reality headset already making waves despite being in development stage.

Although Nokia seems to have read the market trend well and taken a leap in the right direction, it’s still too early to say if Ozo can deliver a satisfying virtual experience.

 

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