Pentax Rumored to be Working on a 360-Degree Camera

According to Photo Rumors, in addition to working on several rugged advancements to their camera line, Pentax is also planning to add a 360-degree camera to their repertoire. This is a camera that would be capable of creating 360-degree panoramas with the push of a button. The idea isn’t entirely new — Tamaggo demoed their 360-imager at CES — but this would mark the first major photography company to create a similar product.

(via Photo Rumors)

Image credit: 360 Degrees of Manly by nigelhowe

  • Pelican Cases

    This is so exciting! Can’t wait to buy one of these if they end up releasing it. 

  • russianbox

    Oh picnicin!

  • Stephan Zielinski

    Naturally, this will rapidly be followed by:

    (A) Nikon announcing a 540 degree DSLR.

    (B) Nokia announcing a 2520 degree cell phone to be sold only in Japan.

    (C) Canon announcing a 720 degree DSLR.

    (D) Canon announcing a 720 degree roll of lightproofing tape.

  • sayithere

    now this is cool.. but I wonder wether it uses all of K lenses or comes with a fix lens.. 

  • Osmosisstudios

    Uh, most Sony compacts, some NIkon compacts, some Panasonic compacts, some Fuji compacts have all been able to do this.  For at least a year.

  • Eddie Smith

     Odds are it is a Point and Shoot not a DSLR. the Tamaggo looks like an Egg.
    Doubt it could be implemented in dslr form