Ball Camera, When Thrown, Gets 360-Degree Panoramic Photo

By Naveen Athrappully, Epoch Times
December 28, 2013 Updated: December 28, 2013    

Panono is a ball embedded with 36 tiny, but powerful, cameras. The photographer clicks a button, throws the ball into the air, and the cameras capture images simultaneously in every direction.

The photos are sent to a free cloud service, which produces the 360-degree panoramic photograph.

Panono is the first consumer camera to exceed 100 megapixels, so the images are high-resolution. A free app also lets users control and manage the camera with a smartphone or tablet.

The project is seeking funding through Indiegogo to transform the working prototype with further development and for manufacturing. With some more days to go, the project has raised more than two-thirds of its goal of $900,000. Customers can pre-order Panono cameras available at a special early-bird discounted price of $499.

Quebee Camera

Quebee is another unique camera featured on Kickstarter. The project did not end with success though, able to acquire only $74,881 of its $100,000 goal.

Quebee camera is small hand-held device, which can be operated through the smartphone. Place it anywhere—on a tree, a rock, a shelf—and sync it with your smartphone to manage or control the camera. You do not need someone to stand and hold it. Just rest in anywhere, push the button, and join in the picture. It can record high-definition video for up to five hours with 48 hours of time-lapse video.

According to the Quebee website, the company will re-launch the campaign again in 2014.

 

Liberte Media writers contributed to this report. Liberte Media is an online agency that focuses on increasing user engagement through search engine optimization, pay-per-clicks, social media marketing, and content management.