Nokia has today announced a new VR camera called the Nokia OZO.

Designed to record 360 degree video, the company announced the device in order to allow users to shoot video for Virtual Reality films, however as of yet they haven’t revealed too much in terms of details, as they are waiting until August 4th for their full reveal.

We do know that Ozo is a black globe that features 8 synchronised global shutter sensors and eight integrated microphones to allow users to capture all aspects of their surroundings.

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,” said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies. “OZO aims to advance the next wave of innovation in VR by putting powerful tools in the hands of 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.

Nokia is set to reveal more details about Ozo on August 8th, but they have already confirmed that the Ozo will begin shipping towards the end of this year.

You can check out the trailer below for a quick look.

Source Nokia

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