Panono

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Spherical camera Panono

Panono is the name of a 360° X 360° full-spherical, 108 megapixel Panoramic ball camera created by Berlin-based company Professional360 GmbH, previously knowns as Panono GmbH.

The Panono ball camera can be thrown into the air and at its highest point the 36 cameras in the ball will shoot their respective portions of an airborne panoramic photo stitched together during later processing.[1] Panono was able to collect 1,25 Million US$ through crowdfunding at indiegogo and over 1,6 Million € through crowdinvesting at companisto.[2][3]

Reviews[edit]

  • "Best for photographers. If any photo is worth 1,000 words, Panono must be worth 10,000"[4] - Wall Street Journal
  • "The ball camera with an all-round view"[5] according to the German WirtschaftsWoche.
  • "The Panono is certainly a different kind of camera, but I can't wholeheartedly recommend it just yet. It's expensive and doesn't shoot video."[6] - Mashable
  • "The me from three years ago would have loved the hell out of the Panono. The me from 2016 is wishing for something more."[7] - Gizmodo

Company insolvency and new investors[edit]

On 18 May 2017 Jonas Pfeil, co-founder and CEO of Panono GmbH, applied to the District Court of Charlottenburg for the opening of the insolvency proceedings.[8]

Bryanston Group AG, a Swiss-based private equity investor, has acquired the assets, trademarks and patents of Panono GmbH and restarted its business operations under the new holding company Professional360 GmbH in Berlin. Professional360 GmbH will continue Panono's operations by offering the world's highest resolution 360-degree camera under the Panono brand.[9]

After the company was unable to deliver the product to supporters, the company gave another opportunity for supporters of their original campaign to receive the 360-degree camera.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Throwable Camera Ball Snaps 360-Degree Aerial Photos". WIRED. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Panono Spherical Camera Passes $1M On Indiegogo To Turn Panorama Photography Into A Ball Game". TechCrunch. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.companisto.com/de/startups/panono-startup-38/overview
  4. ^ "These 360-Degree Cameras Capture Everything Around You". The Wall Street Journal. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Die Ballkamera mit dem Rundumblick". www.Wiwo.de. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Panono's throwable 360-degree camera is for enthusiasts only". 8 May 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  7. ^ "The Throwable, 360 Degree Camera Ball Is Here... Five Years Too Late". 18 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Panono, Hersteller der 108-Megapixel-Panorama-Kamera, ist insolvent". 22 May 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Panono-Ballkamera: Rettung aus der Schweiz".
  10. ^ Sanicola, Laura. "Panono's investors will finally get their cameras...for a price". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  11. ^ "Panono backers have to pay $1,100 extra to receive crowdfunded camera". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-12-21.

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