Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sample 16k 360 photos from the Panono


I wanted to share some shots I took with the Panono while on a trip over the weekend.
The Panono is the highest resolution 360 camera at the moment (not including the Staro, which seems to be impossible to order).  The Panono specs say its resolution is 108 megapixels, although full resolution equirectangular Panono files are 16,384 x 8,192.

Notwithstanding the high resolution and 36 lenses, it's actually easier to shoot with the Panono than it sounds.  While you can use a monopod (with an adapter) you don't strictly need one.  You can throw the Panono into the air and it will take a photo at the apogee of the throw.  This is the method I used to take the shots below.

Here are the sample shots from the Panono:


Note: the photos are slightly edited, mostly for contrast and slight adjustment to exposure.

As you can see, the photos from the Panono not only have amazing detail (don't forget to zoom in) but they also have incredible dynamic range.  In fact, the dynamic range in the shots above are only the standard dynamic range.  You can use HDR mode to take true multi-exposure HDR (3 shots) for even wider dynamic range.

The Panono is available from B&H Photo for $1,999, with free shipping and free accessories.

9 comments:

  1. Feels better than Staro first samples. Really good for highres & autostitch.
    Purple fringing on the trees, however but I find this camera useful for virtual tours.

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  2. Mic, shame on you. You mention that you can throw the camera and it will snap a shot at the apogee of the throw. However, you failed to mention the obligatory "don't forget to catch it."

    :)

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    1. Well, Rich, technically you don't have to catch it for it to take the photo. :)

      Best regards,
      Mic

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  3. Staro's Ocam is as far as I know (from my Chinese contact who talked to them in Beijing) a no-show, their CTO left the company and they are actually out of business! Very sad if it is true.

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    1. Very good to know. Thanks Pan View!

      Best regards,
      Mic

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  4. By the way, I have the Panono and tested it extensively in a variety of situations in particular in house interiors of all kinds, small flats, large villas ... unfortunately Panono's cloud stitching of shots from house interiors are seriously flawed and in no way good for virtual tours. It is ok for very-very large interiors with lots of details and quite good for exteriors and perhaps best for action (live) shots - again outside - but nothing for real-estate work. The best with least headache for RE is Ricoh's Theta. I was very much looking forward to getting the Staro Ocam but am now waiting to test Kodak's Orbit360.

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    1. Thanks again Pan View!

      Best regards,
      Mic

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  5. Thanks Pan View for this info.
    Do you think bad stitching reason is the lens parallax error?

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    1. Hi Giorgio. Yes parallax appears to be the main issue. For this reason, Panono says that everything must be at least 1.5m away from the camera. If you have at least that much space then the Panono should be able to stitch.

      Best regards,
      Mic

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