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    Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    Ozo, launched in LA yesterday, will be priced at $60,000 and ship during Q1 2016.
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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    I suspect $60k is overpricing and who will sacrifice such cash? maybe a university or a tech giant that is into mapping

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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    I suspect $60k is overpricing and who will sacrifice such cash? maybe a university or a tech giant that is into mapping
    It's stated quite clearly in the article:

    It is thought that it will be of greatest interest to film studios, documentary makers and education.

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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    I probably don't know enough about cameras to know why, what amounts to eight 2k cameras and microphones cost $60k when you can pickup a single 2k camera for around $100

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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    We have better 360º camera kit on our contractors' survey rigs!!
    Still can't convince Procurement Dept to buy me a VR headset, though...

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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I probably don't know enough about cameras to know why, what amounts to eight 2k cameras and microphones cost $60k when you can pickup a single 2k camera for around $100
    They probably justify it on a number of factors, sensor quality, glass quality, etc.
    A large portion however is going to be the stitching and synchronisation tech, and likely the software that goes alongside it.

    Not saying it is justified (I am likely not qualified to make that dstinction) but there are the reasons I can see obviously

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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    1) Not a VR camera. 360° video is not VR.

    2) This will be obsolete as soon as panoramic Lightfield imaging systems become available. This will happen soon. Lytro have already announced one, Otoy have the backend infrastructure in place for storage and display (and have demosntrated a single-camera capture of a static Lightfield) and there are other players without any public announcements yet. Investing in a 360° capture rig (or a 'stereo' 360° rig, which is merely a dirty hack) is merely throwing away money.

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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    1) Not a VR camera. 360° video is not VR.
    But Procurement don't know that....!!

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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    But Procurement don't know that....!!
    Try the Vice President of Industrial Procurement, Fred Flintstone.


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    Re: Nokia Ozo VR camera gets a price and release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I probably don't know enough about cameras to know why, what amounts to eight 2k cameras and microphones cost $60k when you can pickup a single 2k camera for around $100
    You can also pick up a single 2K camera for $10,000 and you're more likely to see those used by professional film studios than a $100 one.

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