Friday 20 October 2017

Introducing the Panono: Throwable sphere to capture panoramic views

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Taking photography to another level, the baseball sized Panono aims to make panoramic and aerial snaps accessible to the masses.

Launching today as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the throwable, spherical device has 36 tiny, outward-facing cameras.

When thrown into the air, the Panono is able to judge the highest point and snaps into action, taking a 360-degree by 360-degree, 72-megapixel image.

The captured images are then previewed using the Panono apps for iOS and Android, before being stored for sharing on the Internet.

Creator Jonas Pfeil previously introduced similar product on YouTube in October 2011 but the cost of the device meant the pilot did not go to market.

At a lower unit cost, the Panono ball camera is now being pitched to help amateur photographers succeed in getting the best possible pictures from obscure angles.

However, the campaign needs $900,000 (€671,000) to make the device a reality and backers of the product will need to pledge a minimum of $549 to reserve a unit.

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