The new Tamaggo is a brand new 360 camera and has won the Design and Engineering Showcase award at CES 2012. The device is a simple one-button 360 degrees camera with an expected retail price of under $200 when it becomes available Worldwide in early July / 2nd Quarter of the year.
It has three modes:
360 / 200 degrees
180 / 200 degrees vertical / horizontal panorama
The screen on the bottom is a preview screen with the best way to view the images on a computer.
The camera features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2, a 14 megapixel sensor and will come with a stand. There is a demonstration of the results on their website
, and is described as a consumer version of something like Gigapan. The lens is a panamorph lens that enables such a wide view, and due to the camera knowing the distortion in the lens, it can automatically correct for it.
James Ionson, CEO, Tamaggo says that with the camera you can capture a whole environment with one button and then from that image take out 2 megapixel crops for prints of photos.
Read more in the Tamaggo News Announcement
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