Is there a market for a digital panoramic camera?

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
jon404 Senior Member • Posts: 2,231
Re: Is there a market for a digital panoramic camera?

If you're thinking about nifty old cameras like the Widelux, where a 26mm lens pivoted on its axis to expose the scene... or the amazing 360° Globuscope... well, no. I doubt that we will see mechanical devices like that ever again. It's a lot cheaper to just step a digital camera from one frame to another as you move it around the top of a tripod... and you probably could sell a special self-leveling tripod with click-stops to make it easier to get the set of frames, that your software pulls together into the panoramic image.

Not half as good as the old film ones, though!

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