The GoPro Fusion was probably the first 360-degree camera in which I was legitimately interested. It wasn’t the first of its kind, but the Fusion’s 5.2K video resolution, combined with the build quality and ease-of-use for which GoPro is known, intrigued me enough to buy one. While the prospect of 360 video is somewhat intriguing, what attracted me more than that was the Fusion’s ability to capture everything around me, enabling me to pan and tilt a virtual camera as I please. In my opinion, the ability to perform these virtual camera moves is a great asset to those looking for a vlogging solution. Image Quality
Getting down to brass tacks, the 5.2K image was an important factor in my decision to buy a Fusion. Opening the 5.2K files in an HD timeline (after stitching, of course) grants great framing flexibility while keeping image quality at an acceptable level. Obviously, the image quality is not going to compete with my a7S II, or even my 4K GoPro HERO5 Black, but neither of those offers quite the same ease of use when it comes to just grabbing the camera and shooting. You don’t even have to point the Fusion at anything, and that already makes it worthwhile!