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Get the whole picture with Panono, a camera-studded ball you toss into the air

on November 12, 2013

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Jonas Pfeil was traveling in Tonga a few years ago when he noticed a few problems with travel photography. Surrounded by beautiful panoramas, he found himself taking series of photos with his DSLR and then spending a lot of time stitching them all together later on his computer.

He decided to create a ball, now known as the Panono, that could take panoramic photos with the help of 36 embedded cameras. He created a prototype the size of a cantaloupe. In the second half of 2014, he and the Panono co-founders will ship a ball the size of a grapefruit for $599.

Discounted preorders can now be made on IndieGoGo, which Panono is using to fund final work and manufacturing.

Panono users can hold the ball out and press a button to take a panoramic photo.

Hong Kong PanoramaOr, more interestingly, it can be tossed into the air to take a…

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