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Suhit Gupta
06-25-2004, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theInquirer.net/?article=16670' target='_blank'>http://www.theInquirer.net/?article=16670</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Small Swiss company Roundshot has released an interesting new item, the 360 internet Livecam. The Livecam is a digital 360 camera, capable of 70 megapixels."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/round360.jpg" /><br /><br />Looks like a very cool unit and I would highly recommend checking out the sample panoramic shots that they offer on <a href="http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/de/application/d438/f644.cfm">their site</a>. Most of the downloadable images are on the order of about 4MB. The company claims the Livecam uses a high-resolution digicam that is designed for pro photography, and has the ability to do slit-scanning, which apparently allows for "seamless panoramas" of up to 360. It is also capable of up to 20x zoom which I thought was particularly impressive. I can see this being a wonderful tool for security companies. For personal use, don't run to the store yet since it will set you back a pretty penny as it is priced at just over $10K. 8O

06-25-2004, 05:14 PM
:D Wow!!! I am ready to install one in my back yard for monitoring purposes; keeping an eye on the kids, security, bird watching, etc, and.....

$10k 8O ........well, maybe my grandiose plans will have to wait. I will admit that I was already thinking about the opportunities as I read your posting, until I got the end!

James Fee
06-25-2004, 06:43 PM
Looks like a lantern to me.... 8)

06-26-2004, 12:20 AM
...the slit kinda makes it look like a butterfly house.....

Lee Yuan Sheng
06-26-2004, 04:38 AM
Heh, a digital Noblex. =P

Jonathon Watkins
06-26-2004, 10:39 AM
Yup, looks odd, but the pictures on thier website are rather good. :-)