Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera Shoots Amazing 360-Degree Photos

Bill Weir
This Could Be Big

You think you've seen every possible camera angle during a sporting event? Just wait until they put cameras IN the ball. It seems inevitable after a group of students in Berlin built this throwable panoramic ball camera which employs 36 small cameras trained to fire at the top of flight. There is a patent pending and they will unveil the design at a big tech expo in Japan later this year, so smart money says some version of this will be available late next year -- just in time for a new kind of Christmas tree photo.