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This is what’s called innovation and so the 2012 CES Award for innovation deserves to Tamaggo. To those who are unfamiliar to the already popular name Tamaggo, it’s a new camera device.
What makes it ‘not just another camera’ is that it comes predefining the entire system of photography. We are witnessing a turning point in the photography. It no longer photography, but Tamaggraphy!
The company sources stated that the concept of Tamaggo is so new and unique that they patented its technology and the art of capturing with this device will be known as Tamaggraphy. The technology is called panomorph technology and it is a 14 megapixel Tamaggo 360 imager that enables capturing images in 360 degrees.
The specialty is that, the image captured using Tamaggo, when viewed on a PC or a tablet, enables the user to move around the image anywhere in it. In simple terms, if it’s the image of the room that’s captured, the user can actually move their cursor in the image to move anywhere in the room.
The user can view what was behind, below, and above him at the moment the image was captured. This is made possible by the different modes featured in the device.
Sky 360 degree
Ground 360 degree
Horizontal panoramic/vertical panoramic
Internal position sensors set in the device will automatically decide the modes by analyzing the position the user will be holding the camera device. The user with the help of an integrated stand available along with the device can take their full angle images. Later this image can be used to create traditional snaps by selecting and tearing out the side which the users want.
The method is entirely different from the familiar process of using a stitching tool similar to that used in the popular Microsoft Photosynth where the image can be useless once there is an obstacle between the shots.
This is due to the difference in technology used. Unlike in the popular devices, that uses fish eye lenses or mirrors; Tamaggo uses the advanced patented technology it developed, the Panomorph.
Manufacturers intend to make it available in the stores worldwide, by the second quarter of this year. The device will be sold at a band more than Rs. 10,000.