Ricoh developing 360-degree panoramic camera, sends outcome to smartphone
4 February 2013 10:42 GMT / By Hunter Skipworth
Ricoh has demonstrated a very wacky omnidirectional camera prototype over at Japan’s CP+ camera trade show. The fresh camera may shoot whole 360-degree panoramas inside 1 single switch hit plus then send them direct to a smartphone over Wi-Fi.
It utilizes a pair of 180-degree lenses to capture pictures, the camera then combines the 2 shots together to create 1 single round image. Zooming inside lets we see the shot up or down, or zooming out changes it into a big 360-degree image.
The iPhone implemented a very effortless panorama program into its iOS 6 update plus a lot of Android equipment absolutely have the development. But, none can shoot a 360-degree snap inside 1, neither may many cameras send the shot directly to a telephone with all the ease Ricoh hopes to achieve.
Ricoh told tech webpage DigInfo.tv which the project started “with all the idea which, when taking spherical panoramic pictures was convenient, the results may be fun.”
At when, the camera is little over a prototype. Ricoh say when persons take pleasure in the idea they may try to commercialise it. There is additionally hopes to incorporate video capture technologies to the omnidirectional snapper.
“This is a project we’re discussing with staff at art schools. We think this development can additionally be presented because a “panorama ball,” where the images are stuck onto a sphere.”
Via: diginfo.tv Via: en.akihabaranews.com
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