Once summer’s over and you have to return to the harsh realities of work, family, and prayer, how are you going to keep in touch with your distant loved-ones and secret/imaginary girlfriends? Sure, you could call them on the phone or maybe fax them a funny doodle, but why not show them how messy your room is from every imaginable angle?
Olympus has just unveiled a new lens that captures 360-degree photos and videos by using a tricky prism and a special bulbous lens to capture images to a CCD sensor. The lenses are being touted as great solutions for security systems and will undoubtedly find their way onto every single reality TV show that features a bunch of mouth-breathers living in a house together.
Still in prototype, no word on production or availability yet.
Olympus demos 360-degree cameras, projectors [Electronista]