Lomo Panoramic 360° Analogue Film Camera – Retro Photos All Around!Written by Rob Nichols on December 11, 2010 · Filed under Gadget Gift Ideas, Gadgets
This time of year often throws up a good few opportunities to take some photos, so a decent camera is the order of the day for many keen snappers aiming to preserve those cherished festive memories, whether it be capturing the envious scowl as siblings unwrap presents or the snow-laden landscape that Bing Crosby would be truly grateful for.
So, imagine the situation, a family crowded round the fireplace in a traditional seasonal fashion and the centre of attention happens to be someone unwrapping a gift.
It’s a common scene, and Lomo has come along with the Panoramic 360° Camera just in time to allow photographers to capture not only the unwrapping, but every face, every corner of the room looking on in anticipation.
This analogue film camera is an extremely simple device to operate, and once setup for snapping only requires a simple pull of a pin to make it spin capturing a panoramic photo four times wider than the standard photograph.
We have already seen this sort of panoramic photography implemented admittedly a little better in some Sony camera’s this year and also other examples of this (Lomography Sprocket Rocket), but for a mere £99, this is a relative steal particularly during the pre-Christmas rush for gadgets.
The Lomo Panoramic Camera rotates on its own axis and apart from manually pulling the cord, it is a fully automated process causing even the most iron-willed technophobe little problem at all while this gadget is still quite out of the ordinary, so it’s not like the usual kind of photography gadget you might expect to get.