Review of the Gigapan Epic 100 Automatic Panorama "Robot"
May 29, 2009 -- We have just published our full in-depth review of the new Epic 100 by Gigapan Systems. The Epic 100 is a device designed to automate the creation of huge Gigapixel panoramas.
Typically a panorama is created by shooting multiple overlapping images using a wide-angle lens. This provides an easy way to view the full width of a scene, but it doesn't provide the resolution needed to view the finer details when you want to examine an image more closely. The Gigapan Epic 100 was designed with both the wide and detail views in mind. By mounting any compatible point & shoot or DSLR camera onto the unit's camera tray, setting the camera's lens to a telephoto setting, and marking the upper left starting position and bottom right ending position, the Epic 100 will automatically figure out how many rows and columns of pictures are needed and will automatically pan, tilt, and snap each picture while you watch.
You can read our in-depth review of the Epic 100 here , which includes a video demonstration of the unit as well as information on what the Epic 100 does and doesn't do well.
Review of the Gigapan Epic 100