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A new device called the PanoCatcher is described as a 'robotic photography platform,' and is designed to automate the capture of time lapses, panoramas, and other similar photos. The device is made from CNC precision-machined aluminum, and is compatible with most mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

PanoCatcher attaches to a tripod via a 3/8-16 or 1/4-20 adaptor, and to a camera via a 1/4-20 screw and clamp. The device has 360-degrees of motion, and has several capture modes, including partial and 360 degree panoramas, multi-bracketed images for HDR photographs, rapid high-resolution panoramas, and static, dual-axis, and panning timelapses.

A stepper motor with 2.8Nm of torque powers PanoCatcher alongside a microstepping controller, allowing for speeds up to 180 degrees/second and increments as small at 0.02 degrees. Coding knowledge is not required to program PanoCatcher; custom shooting profiles can be saved on microSD cards, as well, for quickly loading a previously created profile.

According to PanoCatcher's website, the device is made in batches of 10 to 15 units at a time. An order can be placed for €299 (about $335). A battery charger, flash PC sync cable, shutter release cable, remote control, battery pack, clamp, tripod adaptor, and plate are included.

Via: ThePhoblographer