Berlin-based technology company Panono has announced its plan to release the first edition of its highly anticipated Panono Camera, which is considered the first consumer camera to exceed 100 megapixels and instantly deliver high-resolution, 360° X 360° full-spherical panoramic images. The Panono Explorer Edition will be delivered to initial crowdfunding backers with shipping starting in September. Additionally, 1,000 cameras will be offered for purchase.
Jonas Pfeil, founder and CEO of Panono, commented:
“After four years of development and receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from initial test users, we‘re eager to get the Panono Camera into the hands of our generous early-adopter tech and photography enthusiasts who‘ve supported us from the beginning.
“We‘re confident that once they experience the level of quality, detail and creative possibilities in our panoramic images and see how easy and fun it is to capture and share them with a Panono, there‘ll be no turning back: People are going to want to add Panono 360° X 360° panoramic images to every one of their photo-worthy experiences.”
Panono first appeared on Indiegogo in January 2014 and raised $2 million. The company then decided to go with the equity crowdfunding approach on Companisto. Early versions of the Panono Explorer have been in trial use for months by the marketing teams at several consumer companies including BMW and Lufthansa, and at organizations such as the German section of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF Germany).
Panono Explorer Edition’s product specifications are:
- Diameter: 4.33 inches (11 cm)
- Weight: 1.06 pounds (~ 480 gr)
- Camera body: tough clear plastic
- Cameras: 36 fixed-focus cameras
- Connection: WiFi, USB cable
- Total resolution: 108 megapixels
- Mobile App: for iOS7+ and Android4.2+
- Storage Capacity: 16 GB (~600 panoramas)
The Global BMW Communication Management Products and Brands department used the Panono Camera for the company‘s show at the Auto China 2014 in Beijing. For the WWF Germany Panono brings their project documentation to a new level.
Sönke Kranz, Director Internet of WWF Germany, revealed:
“With the Panono Camera, we found an innovative way to show people our worldwide activities. The camera can give authentic insights to places you would normally never get to see.”
The Panono Explorer Edition will start shipping in September. It is available for $1,499.
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