The new GoPro Fusion was announced back in September as a follow up item to the Hero 6 mini camera and GoPro's first move into 360 capture, and now, after weeks of waiting, it is officially on the market and being shipped to Europe and the United States.
The GoPro Fusion has two cameras, one on the front and one on the back. They protrude slightly from the casing to capture a 180 degree view on each side. The clever camera is then able to combine the two images to create seamless, 360 degree images or videos.
The camera has 18-megapixel quality and 5.2K resolution video capture at 30 frames-per-second, or 3K resolution at 60 frames per second. It also boasts electronic stabilisation which gives the potential for smooth, fluid footage even when the person holding the camera is moving about.
"It's also capable of recording time lapse videos or photos, with a useful burst mode if you want to record images over the course of a whole night without totally draining the battery in the first few hours."
Another nifty feature is the 360 sound recording. This means that if you watch footage recorded with a GoPro Fusion through a virtual reality headset with head phones, the sound will adjust and reposition with your head movements.
It's also capable of recording time lapse videos or photos, with a useful burst mode if you want to record images over the course of a whole night without totally draining the battery in the first few hours.
Captured images or footage can be viewed on a small LCD screen and transferred via WiFi straight to your phone to be edited or shared. The WiFi connection also gives the potential to control the camera via a smartphone app.
The guys at our sister site Mpora were taken on a secretive trip by GoPro where they got the camera in their hands back when its release was first announced. In a report back, they said it had a "solid, rubber-like feel that anybody with a GoPro Hero5 will be familiar with," adding that they found it "reassuringly sturdy."
While as of today (14 November), you can now officially get your hands on one of these brand new cameras, you'll need to have a few bob – £699.99 to be precise.