We have introduced machines that can snap 360 degree photo with iPhone 4 or with iPhone 4S. Now we find this device that simultaneously catching everything visible within a 360-degree horizontal loop around the lens – Go Pano 360.
We know that iPhone 4 can only capture a scant 60 degree’s worth of images in front of it, while it is only 1/6th of the total action around you! So what the fine folks at GoPano did was fit an iPhone with special mirrors and lenses that captures everything from every angle simultaneously. The full 360 degrees of action is recorded in a ring, and innovative software that not only unwraps the action to fit your iPhone screen, but also takes advantage of your iPhone’s accelerometer, and lets you “navigate” through the scene by rotating your field-of view around. It’s truly an immersive experience.
When the recording is done, proprietary software allows viewers of the footage to navigate within the panorama using the phone’s touchscreen, panning left or right whenever they see fit. The company is also developing a web platform, where users can share their videos.
The GoPano 360 Degree Camera for iPhone is available at 47.99USD, and spending this money to snap astonishing videos, I would say it is worth a try, for the people who like unique snapping.