The GoPano Micro is an attachment lens for the iPhone that enables you to create 360-degree panoramic videos. Just snap the lens to your iPhone 4, 4S or 5 and you can begin recording interactive 360-degree videos instantly. Then go back to the recorded video and choose to view any perspective, any angle, at any point in time. Some obvious opportunities to use the GoPano micro include concerts, commercials, sports events, and parties.
How Does The GoPano Micro Work?
The GoPano Micro uses a specially curved mirror which gathers light from all directions and reflects it into a secondary mirror which again reflects it back into the iPhone’s camera. The GoPano app transforms this video footage into an interactive scene where anyone can control the level of view.
But unfortunately, the process of reflecting images off mirrors and into the camera lens lessens the video quality. The quality of your 360 videos won’t be anywhere close to what the manufacturer, EyeSee360, shows in their demonstration videos. Yes, an iPhone isn’t a “professional video camera,” but this product will not create good quality 360 videos and defeats the promise they allude to in their marketing.
EyeSee360 should have promoted this lens as a hobby item and dropped the price. It’s not worth $80. Closer to $40. Based on some of the user reviews on Amazon.com, we think the price will come down soon. It’s probably best to wait and buy it then.
- Compatible with Apple iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5.
- Field of View: 360 degrees x 80 degrees.
- Unwrapped resolution: 1920 x 456 for iPhone 4S, 1280 x 304 for iPhone 4.
- Case: Included in the box
- Product weight: 57 g
- Case size (L x W x H): 6.3 x 12 x 1.2 cm
- Lens size (L x W x H): 4.6 x 4.6 x 8 cm
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.