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A closer look at the Panono camera ball (pictures)

Throw the ball-shaped Panono in the air and the 36 2-megapixel cameras will take a 360x360-degree picture. CNET checks it out at CES 2014.

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LAS VEGAS -- Making an appearance at CES is the Panono, a throwable, ball-shaped device built with 36 integrated lenses.
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In this close-up, you can see the individual 2-megapixel cameras.
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The Panono is small enough to fit in your hands.
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When you toss the Panono in the air, the lenses fire simultaneously, just at the moment that the ball reaches its apex.
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The result is a 360x360-degree image, like this one taken high above Hong Kong.
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Though you can certainly throw the Panono, you also could fly it around on a drone.

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