Take Instant Photospheres With This One-Shot Omnidirectional Camera

Sometimes you want to take a picture of a thing, but there are times when you just want everything. So far, your options for comprehensive photospheres involve taking a whole crapton of pictures, or throwing some kind of crazy ball or something. This upcoming camera from Ricoh makes it a hell of a lot easier. "One… » 2/01/13 12:40pm 2/01/13 12:40pm

Tamaggo Snaps One-Click 360 Degree Panoramic Photos

It's hard enough to convince consumers to buy a standalone camera when their smartphones are already capable of filling that roll. So while Tamaggo's new "imager" makes creating 360 degree panoramic photos a dead-easy, one-button process, I'm not sure if anyone really needs a dedicated device for this. » 1/11/12 5:07pm 1/11/12 5:07pm

The NYPD's Panoramic Crime Scene Photos Are Straight Out of CSI

I've often rolled my eyes at the ridiculous technology used by CSI agents on TV, but the NY Times has revealed that as of 2009 the NYPD has started capturing 360 degree panoramic photos of crime scenes, for future analysis. » 11/21/11 4:40pm 11/21/11 4:40pm

There Is a Secret Panorama Mode Hidden In the iPhone's Camera

The iPhone camera has a secret Easter Egg: a panorama mode. This special mode—which Apple has not enabled for consumers yet—will allow you to capture large panoramic scene using multiple photos. This is how you can enable it: » 11/07/11 11:03pm 11/07/11 11:03pm

iOS 5 Code Hints at Built-in iPhone Panoramic Camera

Life just keeps getting better for you iOS'ers out there. A photo from 9 to 5 Mac shows code that would add a panoramic camera mode to iOS 5's final release. And the good news doesn't stop with pano-capabilities. iOS 5 is also built to play HD videos in full 1080p, something that's all too appropriate if they're going… » 6/09/11 4:24pm 6/09/11 4:24pm

Lomography's Spinner Camera Shoots 360 Panoramic Photos on Film

Pull the trigger-cord, and away the panoramic photos snap, with the camera spinning on its axis. It's one of the coolest (and cheapest) ways to shoot 360-degree photos, and as it's from Lomography the saturated colors and effects are guaranteed. » 6/09/10 7:01am 6/09/10 7:01am

God's Desktop Picture

What's even more amazing and humbling than the latest Hubble ultra-deep field image? This newly-released, panoramorgasmic 3.4-megapixel-wide space image, encompassing "12 billion years of cosmic history" in thousand of galaxies at different stages of evolution. The first of its kind: » 1/06/10 6:42pm 1/06/10 6:42pm

AutoMate Motorized Camera Mount Adds Tracking, Time Lapse to Your DSLR…

Inventor Don French has just developed this AutoMate, which is like a version of Gigapan, but for DSLR cameras. It lets your camera do time lapse movies, time lapse panoramas, event triggers and more. Some cameras like the Nikons already support it, but AutoMate adds a PDA/cellphone interface as well so you can… » 6/17/08 1:00pm 6/17/08 1:00pm

Casio EX-V8 has 16:9 Format, Better Definition

The best thing about Casio's latest Exilim, the Hi-Zoom EX-V8, is the new 16:9 video format, which pumps the recording resolution to 848 x 480 pixels, using the H.264 Advanced Video Codec. Like the previous models, these can send videos directly to YouTube, but now in panoramic format. Specs after the jump. » 8/28/07 5:05am 8/28/07 5:05am

Panoramic Camera Spins Like a Top

Set this panoramic camera down on a flat surface and it will spin around like a top to take a 360º image. It will record to a memory card, and can take video, too. Devices like this are fairly limited, but if you regularly find yourself in deserts, up on mountain peaks or in the middle of salt flats, then you could… » 8/10/07 4:48am 8/10/07 4:48am

Nikon 360 Degree Camera Concept

This is a conceptual design by Ye Chen (no relation to our Jason Chen—he isn't this creative) and isn't officially associated with Nikon, but it is an interesting design, nonetheless. Rather than having to painstakingly create your own panoramic pictures, this camera does it for you automatically. It has an ergonomic… » 5/28/07 3:20pm 5/28/07 3:20pm

Vauxhall's New Panoramic Windshields

Vauxhall (a European car brand) is introducing a panoramic windshield option to their new Astra GTC model cars. The windshield extends up and past your head, meaning you have a view of everything from in front of you to right behind your noggin. This eliminates the steel above the windshield, which means if you ever… » 6/16/06 7:43pm 6/16/06 7:43pm