Canon's Omnidirectional Camera Is a 50 Megapixel Eye That Looks Everywhere at Once

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Panoramic photography can be tricky. What's better? Canon's camera that shoots a single, 360° image. The tech uses a giant, 50 megapixel CMOS sensor and aspheric mirror to capture a sharp, sweeping photo, exceeding the human eye's measly 120° view.

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The resulting high-detail imagery can fluidly viewed and navigated without the seams and perspectival glitches sometimes found in panoramic scenes.

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JawzX2, Boost Addict. 1.6t, 2.7tt, 4.2t

canon had made a near package and upped the resoluton, but the basic idea is nothing new, my college had a fancy Kodak digital with a 360-degree mirror attachment back in..1997(?) I remember the agony of processing an image from it on a 486dx66... The results were decidedly lacking in resolution, but the concept was the same.