Nokia Expanding The Availability Of Ozo By Bringing The Product To China
Nokia announced the 360-degree camera, that has been targeted as a professional turnkey solution with ready-to-go stitching and production pipelines in place. It will be for sale in China in September of this year. The Ozo is currently available in the US and Europe.
Nokia Ozo Design:
The Ozo is described as ‘a sleek, gray, cantaloupe-size sphere with eight lenses inside it,’ that combine to record completely spherical footage. Eight microphones also record and recreate true surround sound. While the Nokia has tested the Ozo’s capabilities to capture VR video of astronauts in immersion pools at NASA’s Houston base. The camera is set to capture aerial footage when mounted to a drone.
Nokia Ozo Price:
As part of the deal, Nokia also announced new price point. The camera is originally sold for $60,000, with the company offering $15,000 discounts to individuals, and the early adopters. That discounted rate is now the normal, with the Ozo permanently retailing for $45,000 in the US (€40,000 in Europe), along with equivalent pricing expected for the China launch.
Nokia will soon be commercially launching the new OZO Live and OZO Player SDK. The former for streaming 3D 360-degree content from the OZO to the VR headset, the latter for stitching up and editing 360-degree video, and the 360-degree spatial audio in a single development environment.
The company is also planning its expansion into China with a partnership with the LeVR. The VR division of online video company LeEco. Chinese consumers will be able to order Ozo starting in Sept, and expect shipments in Oct. ‘Our ultimate goal for VR is to create tools for the world’s most brilliant, creative people,’ Nokia said. And it is all to empower these folks to ‘bring their VR visions to life, and enable truly immersive, compelling VR experiences that are accessible to everyone.’