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Cedric Tay of Yanko Design has dreamed up this 360 Camera, a cylindrical digital camera whose top section rotates to take a series of panoramic pictures while its bottom section remains stationary. Since the bottom part doesn't need to move, it's possible to secure the camera on a tripod and take an accurate series of shots to be stitched together later. The camera s design even includes a built-in inclinometer which helps you make sure it s level before you begin shooting. Take a series of shots, put it into QuickTime VR, and whoever looks at your photos will feel like they are there. It's a design concept—no word if it will actually be manufactured—but let s hope so.

360 Camera [Yanko Design]