Nokia OZO: Impressive VR for a price
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Nokia OZO: Impressive VR for a price

If you still equate the name Nokia with mobile phones, it’s time to change your thinking. The company has made a big push into VR, making a big splash at NAB with its $60,000 OZO 360-degree spherical VR camera. The OZO features 8 cameras, each with 195-degree field of view and global shutter, as well as the ability to capture stereo video for 3D effect. To add additional realism, the OZO also features 8 microphones in order to provide 360 sound, something that’s important for creating immersive VR experiences.

Although the quality of the footage from the OZO still isn’t up to the resolution and dynamic range standards we’re accustomed to seeing in digital still cameras, the VR experiences created by the OZO were impressive and compelling. The directional sound had a huge impact on the realism of footage shot with the camera, and it captured some of the best VR footage we've seen. Count us in for a test unit!