Pioneers in 360 degree photography and video


Canon
  PowerShot G16*
  PowerShot G15*
  PowerShot G12*
  PowerShot G10/G11*
  PowerShot G7/G9*
  PowerShot G3/G5/G6*
  PowerShot G2
  PowerShot SX10 IS*
  PowerShot SX20 IS
  PowerShot S1/S2 IS
  PowerShot S3/S5 IS
  PowerShot A710/720 IS
  PowerShot A650 IS*
  PowerShot A630/A640*
  PowerShot A610/A620
  PowerShot A510/520
  PowerShot A540
  PowerShot A570/90 IS
  PowerShot A95
  PowerShot A80/A85
  PowerShot A70/A75
  PowerShot Pro1 †
  PowerShot Pro90 †
  5D/6D/7D*see SLR ->
  1D/2D*see SLR ->
  10D/20D/30D*see SLR ->
  40D/50D/60D*see SLR ->
  Rebel Series*see SLR ->
  XS/XSi/XT/XTi*see SLR ->
  T1i/T2i/T3i/T4i*see SLR ->
  300D/350D*see SLR ->
  400/450D*see SLR ->
  500/550D*see SLR ->
  1000D*see SLR ->
  All SLR's*see SLR ->

Fuji
  S1/S2/S3*see SLR ->
  FinePix HS10/20/30
  FinePix S200 EXR
  FinePix S9100/9600
  FinePix S9000/9500
  FinePix S7000
  FinePix S6000/6500
  FinePix S700/5700
  FinePix S5200/5600†
  FinePix S5100/5500
  FinePix S5000
  FinePix S602
  FinePix S20Pro †
  FinePix 4900Z
  FinePix 6900Z

Hewlett Packard
  PhotoSmart 945

Kodak
  P880
  Z712/812 IS
  Z1012/8612 IS
  DCS 14n*see SLR ->

Leica
  V-LUX 1

Nikon
  Coolpix P5000/5100
  Coolpix 8800*
  Coolpix 8700*
  Coolpix 8400*
  Coolpix 5700*
  Coolpix 5400*
  Coolpix 5000*
  CoolPix 4500*
  Coolpix 4300
  CoolPix 990/995
  D1/D2/D3*see SLR ->
  D30/D40/D40x*see SLR ->
  D50/60/D70*see SLR ->
  D80/D90/D100*see SLR ->
  D200/300*see SLR ->
  D600/700/800*see SLR ->
  D3000/3100/3200*see SLR ->
  D5000/5100/5200*see SLR ->
  D7000*see SLR ->
  All SLR's*see SLR ->

Olympus
  SP-590
  SP-550/560/565/570
  SP-590
  SP-500/510
  SP-350*
  C8080
  C7070*
  C5050/5060*
  C4000/C4040
  C3040
  C3000/C3020/C3030
  C2040
  C765/C770
  C730/C740/C750
  E1*see SLR ->
  E3*see SLR ->
  E300/310*see SLR ->
  E420/620*see SLR ->
  E500/510*see SLR ->
  E10/E20
  Evolt SLR's*see SLR ->
  Other SLRs*see SLR ->

Konica/Minolta
  Dimage Z1/Z2
  Dimage Z3/Z5/Z6
  Dimage Z10/Z20
  Maxxum 7D*see SLR ->

Panasonic/Lumix
  DMC-GH2*see SLR ->
  DMC-G1*see SLR ->
  DMC-L1*see SLR ->
  DMC-L10*see SLR ->
  DMC-LX3
  DMC-FZ7/8/10
  DMC-FZ15/18/20/28
  DMC-FZ30/35/38
  DMC-FZ40/45
  DMC-FZ50*
  DMC-FZ100
  DMC-LC1 †

Pentax
  istD*see SLR ->

Sony
  DSC R1
  DSC H1/H2/H3/H5
  DSC H7/H9/H50
  DSC HX1
  DSC V1/V3
  DSC F707/717*
  DSC F828 †
  DSC S75/85
  MVC-CD1000
  MVC-CD500
  MVC-CD400
  a33/a55*see SLR ->
  a100/a200*see SLR ->
  a230/a290*see SLR ->
  a300/a330*see SLR ->
  a350/a380/a390*see SLR ->
  a500/a550*see SLR ->
  a560/a580*see SLR ->
  a700/a850*see SLR ->
  a900*see SLR ->
  NEX series*see SLR ->
  Other SLRs*see SLR ->

Casio
  EX-F1 †
  QV-4000

Ricoh
  Caplio DX

RED
  All*see SLR ->

* - Recommended
*- Lens dependent
† - Call



User's Guides:

Canon G10/11/12/15/16
Canon G7/G9
Canon G3/G5/G6
Canon SX10/20 IS
Canon A650 IS
Canon A610/620/630/640
Canon A570/590
Canon A60/70/80
Canon S2/S3/S5 IS
Canon A710/720 IS
Canon Pro1
CoolPix P5000/5100
CoolPix 5700/8700
CoolPix 5400
CoolPix 5000
CoolPix 4500
CoolPix 4300
CoolPix 990/995
Fuji S6000/9000
Fuji S5000/7000
Fuji S602
HP 945
Minolta Z1/Z2/Z3
Olympus E10/20
Olympus C-5050/5060
Olympus C-7070
Olympus C-7070 (BKT)
Olympus C-8080
Olympus C-740/750/765
Olympus SP-350
Olympus SP-500
Olympus SP-550
Sony F717
Sony F828
Sony CD400
Sony DSC-V1
Sony DSC-S75/85
Sony DSC-H1/H2/H5
Casio QV-4000
SLR cameras
Others




Virtual Tour software

SYSTEM
The 0-360 Panoramic Optic™ is a specially designed lens attachment, with an exclusive optical reflector which captures an entire 360 degree panorama with a single shot (no more stitching!). The attachment is designed for use with cameras which have threaded lens attachment capabilities. We have standard sizes to fit many camera makes and models.

All SLR cameras are compatible, depening on the lens used.  Many point-and-shoot cameras are also compatible.  To see if your camera is compatible with the 0-360, find your camera model in the list at the left. 


RECOMMENDED
If you are searching for a digital camera for taking 360 degree panoramic virtual tours, we recommend one of the better 5 megapixel+ cameras. Get one with an articulating LCD screen, so it can be easily set up on a tripod with the lens vertical, while still having its LCD display visible. A 5 megapixel resolution is more than adequate for most web based panoramas.

Of current models, our picks are the Canon Powershot G16, G15, G12, G11, G10, as well as all SLR cameras (depending on lens used).


THREADS
The 0-360 Panoramic Optic comes in 12 different models, as we tune the lengths and thread sizes to the various cameras. Currently, the Optic is available with any one of the following thread sizes:

28mm, 43mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm

Using inexpensive thread adapters, the Optic can be fitted to almost any other filter thread size.


SLR CAMERAS
Compatibility with an SLR camera depends entirely on the lens used, as SLR cameras have interchangeable lenses. The simplest solution is to use the Optic with the following:

● A good lens, with good depth of field at close distance, and a zoom that travels through 45-55mm. (e.g. 18-55mm, 28-70mm, 28-105mm lenses go through this range)

● A close-up diopter (~$25-$30), may be needed to allow your lens to focus more closely. (Many SLR lenses cannot focus closer than 0.5m/1.6ft).

● A stepping ring (~$8) may be needed to match the filter threads on your lens to the Optic. The Optic can come with 52mm, 58mm, or 62mm threads.

● A zoom lens makes image adjustment easy. The added weight of our Optic may tend to backdrive the zoom when pointed vertically. A thick rubber band works great to hold the zoom in place. (No need to engineer a special clip...A rubber band is soft, won't scratch your lens, has a good grip, and highly adjustable!)



We believe this setup is the best of all methods. It will require a little experimentation on your part, but once you get the desired setup, it should perform very well.

Here is a paper test cone you can make to test the focus and zoom of your lens(es).


0-360 mounted on point and shoot camera, and dSLR



first production image from 0-360 Panoramic Optic, ca. 2002