Nokia OZO virtual reality camera was shown off by Nokia. The company is testing waters by jumping into the virtual reality market by launching a camera that captures 360-degree video and audio.
The Nokia OZO virtual reality camera captures stereoscopic 3D video via eight synchronized global shutter sensors and spatial audio through eight integrated microphones. A special software in the camera will allow us to view 3D content taken by it in real-time. When recorded, the content can be beamed to our virtual reality hardware, which are available in the market. Before launching the product commercially in the market, the Nokia team will conduct final tests and refine the camera by partnering with the industry professionals.
The Nokia OZO virtual reality camera has been aimed at professional content creators and the first in a planned portfolio of digital media solutions from Nokia Technologies, the company’s advanced technology and licensing business. It will be manufactured in Finland and the first shipments are expected by Q4 2015. Pricing and full specifications of the camera has not been released yet.
On this occasion, Ramzi Haidamus, President of Nokia Technologies said,
“We’re thrilled to introduce OZO to the content creation world, and to define a completely new category of virtual reality capture and playback solutions. OZO aims to advance the next wave of innovation in VR by putting powerful tools in the hands on professionals who will create amazing experiences for people around the world. We expect that virtual reality experiences will soon radically enhance the way people communicate and connect to stories, entertainment, world events and each other. With OZO, we plan to be at the heart of this new world.”
The OnePlus 2 was announced to the world in a Virtual Reality event, which showed us the future. There are already first gen VR headsets in the market like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and more.