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'Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera' Takes 360-Degree Pictures In Mid-Air (VIDEO)

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First Posted: 10/18/11 03:54 AM ET Updated: 12/17/11 05:12 AM ET

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which makes a picture from Jonas Pfeil's "Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera" worth about 360,000. The contraption has 36 "2-megapixel mobile phone camera modules which all click together to create a full panorama." The camera modules are all embedded into a ball, which, when you throw it, captures a 360 degree view of the highest point of its arc. The pictures from every angle, even behind the photographer, combine the images into one shot of the full global panorama. The images can all be translated digitally onto the computer. This new technological marvel captures what the human eye cannot, and it looks really fun to play catch with! Watch the incredible flying camera in action below.

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