The PanaCast Camera Allows 200 Degree Field of Vision

 - Jan 7, 2013
References: kickstarter
The PanaCast camera and apps bring full human vision to mobile users anywhere in the world with panoramic HD video.

Traditional web cameras (or cameras in general for that matter) film a square portion of vision through their lenses. When it comes to web conferencing or web chats, this means that someone watching from another location cannot get a true human experience of the happenings being filmed. The Panacast utilizes a 200 degree field of vision and can stream panoramic HD video to anyone with an internet connection. The company has also developed apps that allow users to watch the panoramic video straight off their phones.

This product started on Kickstarter seeking funding of $15,000 and well surpassed that goal by garnering nearly $50,000. While other products (which don't boast panoramic picture) can cost up to $300,000, the PanaCast costs under $700.