Panono: The Incredible Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera
There has been quite a stir among people since Panono, throwable panoramic ball camera has released. First of its kind, it can take 360 degree panoramic photos in mid air. The throwable panoramic ball camera that looks more like a cricket ball is 300 grams in weight and diameter is 11 cm. There are as many as 36 tiny cameras and a total resolution of 72 megapixels. The highly sensitive in-built accelerometer of Panono is capable of calculating the acceleration of the launch when it is thrown in the sky. On reaching the highest point when it is completely still all 36 cameras take a photo simultaneously thereby creating a 360 degree panorama. The tough coating of plastic on the ball prevents it from any kind of damage in case it falls on the ground accidentally. Right now it is available in two different colors black and green. It is compatible with both Android version 4 onwards and iOS 6 onwards.
How It Works?
Now that we have spoken so much about the Panono, throwable panoramic ball camera, it’s time to get an idea about how exactly does the ball work. Toss the ball up in the air without much rotation and once it reaches the topmost point it will automatically capture the panorama. The image is thereafter sent via wireless to your smart phone in order for you to have a quick preview. Next it is sent to the free of cost cloud stitching service of Panono. The 36 single images are then processed and stitched into panoramas at Panono. You can collect the 36 unprocessed images or the single processed image and store it on your local machine. Your image can also be stored in the cloud of Panono and shared on the Panono cloud. In case the Panoramic Ball Camera Throwable is not connected with a device, the image can be in the internal flash memory that is already present in it. It has enough space for as many as 400 panoramas.
Reasons for Using Panono:
Never Before Photo Experience: This unique photo capturing device never fails to amaze you every time you throw it up in the air. With its incredibly detailed, crystal clear printable photos it gives you a complete new experience of photography. A 360 degree view from the top gives a totally different perspective and you will thoroughly enjoy it.
Fun Yet Usable: The accelerometer placed at the core of Panono is accurate in calculating the highest point reached by the ball triggering all 36 of its cameras to fire simultaneously. What you get is a full spherical image. Add to that the fun of playing a game of catch with your friends as well. Most of the time we see innovation for innovation’s sake however this is innovation at work real time.
Capture More Than a Static Image: This concept camera brought about by Jonas Pfeil and a team at the computer graphics unit from the Technical University of Berlin enables you to capture moments of life including yourself. Now you can capture your life including all activities.
With all the advantages and technology that it brings to us, the 500$ price of the throwable panoramic ball camera is definitely worth your money.