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An iPhone 5 That Can Shoot Single-Shot Panoramas and Act As Its Own Monopod

Here’s something to give you a chuckle as we head into the weekend. It’s a parody iPhone 5 commercial that pokes fun at the fact that the phone has been stretched out in height without any change in width. But instead of being 7% taller, the imagined phone stretches that figure out to 795%. The result is a device that has some pretty interesting photographic applications.

No longer will you have to sweep your phone’s camera across a scene to capture a panorama — everything can be shot in a single exposure.

The fact that the phone is 3 feet long also means that it can be propped up to serve as its own tripod when you need some on-the-go image stabilization.

The FaceTime feature has also been upgraded to BodyTime, allowing users to do video calls with one another while seeing the entire body instead of just a face.

Despite the fact that these concept ideas don’t make any sense from a technical standpoint — panoramas are limited more by the lens and sensor than by the length of the display, for example — they’re still pretty humorous to see in action.

By the way, the production quality of these parody commercials is getting pretty ridiculous.

(via Doobybrain)


 
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  • http://andrewlowe.wix.com/design Andrew Lowe

    Is that Bobak Ferdowsi, A.K.A. “Mohawk Guy”?

  • http://twitter.com/dbryantphoto Don Bryant Thompson

    I CAN’T WAIT TO GET ONE OF THESE!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/_photostorys PhotoStorys

    Classic.

  • lloyd

    who went to the trouble to print screen a video?

  • not lloyd

    it’s chroma key and video editing

  • Matotosh

    Not bad! I’d buy it lol

  • amazing

    the point is to let the video talk for itself

  • Ralph Hightower

    It gives new meaning to butt-dialing.