Nokia launches virtual reality camera for three-dimensional video with spatial sound

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Nokia says it's launching a virtual reality camera that will be able to capture three-dimensional video designed for professional content creators.

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The ball-shaped Nokia OZO VR camera includes eight synchronized shutter sensors and eight integrated microphones for spatial audio.

The Finnish company says that specially designed software enables real-time 3D viewing on hardware such as headsets with full 360-degree imaging and spatially accurate original sound, "capturing true presence."

Nokia, which developed the product at its R&D center in Finland, presented the camera to major studios, production houses, media and technology companies in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and said it will conduct further tests with "industry professionals" before the camera's commercial release.

Pricing and technical details will be released later with shipments expected to begin in the fourth-quarter.