This camera is called Panono. It’s designed to take full 360-degree panorama photos when thrown into the air.
There’s nothing else like this on the market right now and the quality of the photos is incredible. The final photo combines images captured by small cameras that are spread across the surface of the sphere and the end result is a picture that’s 100 megapixels in size.
There’s a ton of impressive tech within this product, from a sensor that automatically snaps your photo when the ball is at its highest point, to a system that instantly sends photo previews to your smartphone so that you can see what your picture will look like.
To receive the final version of your photos, you can transfer them to your computer via Wifi or USB when you get home, or view and manage them in Panono’s cloud servers. The camera itself can store up to 400 photos at a single time without transferring out, which should be plenty for a single trip or event.
This is one of those inventions that makes people say ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ It’s one of a kind and easily made our list of the 5 best tech products of the year.
There’s a near-endless list of places and events that Panono’s camera would be ideal for but here are some ideas to get you going:
- Sporting Events
- Road Trips