Nokia had recently unveiled OZO, a virtual reality camera for professional content makers. With the advent of more virtual reality devices for consumers like Gear VR from Samsung, Nokia wants more professional content makers to produce virtual reality content.
OZO captures stereoscopic 3D video through eight (8) synchronized global shutter sensors and spatial audio through eight (8) integrated microphones spread across the device. The built-in software for OZO provides real-time 3D viewing removing the need to pre-assemble a panoramic image. Content made with OZO can be published on existing VR headsets. The product would be manufactured in Finland.
More and more content these days are now appearing in the virtual reality world. OnePlus decided to unveil its new flagship device ‘Two’ live for Android users through Virtual Reality this year.
Nokia is still conducting various tests on the OZO with industry partners in advance of the products official commercial release. While specifications and pricing information will be announced on a future date, it is expected to be a expensive device, with shipments beginning in Q4 this year.