Nokia Releases OZO Virtual Reality Camera

Nokia Technologies today announced the commercial availability of the OZO virtual reality camera at a launch event attended by members of the media and entertainment industry.

Defining a new category in professional VR capture, OZO introduces to the market innovative features such as real-time VR preview, wireless operation, and full 3D 360 audio and video broadcast capabilities.

“We’re at the dawn of an exciting new medium that will transform the way people connect to stories, events, and the world around them,”
said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies. “OZO is a powerful tool designed for the professional creators who will answer the most exciting and intriguing questions about the possibilities for virtual reality.”

The launch event featured a live performance by the band Best Coast, broadcast in full 3D 360 VR from the roof of the iconic Capitol Records tower in Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles over Internet protocol seven miles away.

OZO is priced at US$60,000.

Nokia Ozo Virtual Reality Camera



Presence CaptureSpherical and Stereoscopic Video capture with Spatial Audio Array
Video Sensor TypeProgressive Scan with Global Shutter
Video Sensor ArrayEight, synchronised, 2K x 2K sensors
Video Area CoverageFull-spherical, 360 x 180 degrees
Min Imaging Distance0.5m / 20″ (spherical video coverage)
Stereoscopic CoverageCenterline +/- 130(h), +/- 65(v) degrees
Weight4.2kg / 9.3lbs including Battery
Lens Angle of View195 degrees per lens
Relative Aperturef/2.4



Master File FormatMOV wrapped OZO Virtual Reality with 8Ch raw Video and 8Ch PCM Audio
Video CompressionWavelet-based raw
Media Module500GB, Solid State Media
Record Duration45 min per Media Module
Program Output3G-SDI SMPTE 242M, DIN connector
Capture Frame Rate30.00 fps
Cooling SystemPassive (fanless) design
Battery PackRechargeable Lithium Ion
Power Consumption12V DC, approx 30W in record mode