A Reality Check on the 360-Degree Camera Marketplace in 2019

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Camera manufacturers and video production service providers are challenged to support business units with growth initiatives as they respond to persistent challenges and opportunities in the 360-video space. The ability to identify and leverage key market demand drivers will be one of the most critical business objectives for organizations in the spherical camera and 360-degree video marketplace the next half … Read More

Market Shift: Top 360° Camera Manufacturers Re-Focus on Action Camera Market

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The following is part of our Virtual Reality Intelligence Service, which includes forecasts, data, and key insights about the virtual and augmented reality technology market. For the first time in recent years on the CES trade show floor, the buzz on the 360-degree camera market declined. Ricoh and Yi Technologies were notably absent, GoPro hid the Fusion away from its main … Read More

CES 2019: Spherical Cameras Review

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The following is part of our Virtual Reality Intelligence Service, which includes forecasts, data, and key insights about the virtual and augmented reality technology market. The number of virtual and augmented reality-related (“xR”) companies exhibiting at CES 2019 grew compared to CES 2018. However, the number of spherical camera manufacturers and their suppliers participating in the mega trade show shrank. Notably, … Read More

The Year Ahead for Immersive Media & Entertainment

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2018 was packed with exciting announcements, disappointing closures, and a resurgence in VR headset sales. Beat Saber defined consumer VR, Magic Leap unveiled their first product, and Google and Apple spread AR to the masses. Looking ahead, the xR industry will see positive effects on the consumer market as adoption in VR and familiarity in AR applications rises.   Mobile … Read More

GoPro Adjusts Approach on 360 Cameras with Fusion

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GoPro has released Fusion, its newest 360-degree camera, to a select group of influencers. The new dual lens camera is a new venture for GoPro, straying away from the 360-degree camera arrays the company released last year. The once dominating action camera company has struggled over the past year, with a $400 million drop in revenue from 2015 to 2016. … Read More