Panono’s throwable ball camera set for spring 2015 release

The Panono Camera, a lob-friendly camera shaped like a grapefruit, is now tipped for launch early next year.

The tennis-ball tech can produce a completely spherical image measuring in at 108-megapixels.

It manages this impressive feat thanks to 36 camera modules built into the ball at varying angles. Once snapping is complete, the images are stitched together to create the panoramic equivalent of surround-sound.

Jonas Pfeil, president of Panono, says it’s ‘exciting to be just months away’ from bringing the ball to consumers, having worked on the project since 2011.

The photographer is literally at the heart of each image in a fully spherical shot that captures everything and everyone in every direction,” says Pfeil.

“We are proud to be able to present the final and optimized design of the Panono Camera. Moreover, our panoramic camera counts to one of the highest-resolution consumer cameras worldwide.”

Panono managed to rake in around $1.25m (just north of £775k) early last year courtesy of Indiegogo backers. It’s now testing prototypes ahead of mass-production.

Since the initial crowdfunding campaign, there have been new features added to the ball. For starters, there’s now attachment points for ropes so you can hang the Panono Camera from a ceiling.

There’s also an indicator light that signals whether lighting and rotation conditions were good enough for a solid snap.

The firm is now readying up to begin a new round of crowd investing over on Companisto, snubbing traditional venture capitalist routes.

If you want your very own chuck-a-cam, the Panono Camera is still available for pre-order at a price of $549 – that’s about £340.

Read more: Best Cameras 2014

More from TrustedReviews

LG Q8 finally brings the V20’s promise to Europe

Atari is now in the speaker business… and the hat business

Thinner Moto Z2 Force could come with a huge trade-off

HyperLoop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gathering pace as NY-DC link gets ‘OK’


Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors


Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer


These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3


Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit

KitSound Immerse

KitSound Immerse Wireless Headphones


It’s World Emoji Day and Apple is showing off all of its newcomers

Porn Block

Privacy fears as UK plans age verification for porn sites


New WhatsApp feature could give Apple’s iMessage a run for its money