Your holiday pics could soon include a whole new point of view with the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera. Developed by Jonas Pfeil and a team of computer science researchers, the Ball Camera could change the way we look at personal photography in the future.
The device is made up of 32 separate two megapixel mobile phone cameras modules mounted in a foam padded casing. Photographs can be downloaded via USB and viewed in a spherical viewer.
According to Pfeil, “The camera is thrown into the air and captures an image at the highest point of flight – when it is hardly moving. The camera takes full spherical panoramas, requires no preparation and images are taken instantaneously. It can capture scenes with many moving objects without producing ghosting artifacts and creates unique images.”
The technology is still fairly new, so the quality of the images are not exactly HD material, but it is a start to something that could possibly open a whole new door to personal and professional photography. Follow Pfeil and his team’s progress on Twitter @ballcamera.