I love the iPhone 4s camera. It takes great photos using an 8 megapixel fixed lens. It’s no DSLR, but I find that I take many more pictures than I ever have before, mainly due to the fact that it’s always with me. The Pixeet Panorama iPhone Lens Kit allow you to easily take 360 degree panoramic photos for virtual tours. Check out this video by Jeff Lobb; the VP of Technology for Exit Realty (notice the monopod):
Simply put the iPhone 4s in the case, attach the lens, start the Pixeet app and follow the instructions. It is that easy.
Check my first hand held pano, my Computer Room, The case has a tripod mount at the nodal pont so with a monopod I know I can do much better. Here are many more examples virtual tours. Check out this HD example, make sure to view it full screen. HD panos requires a monthly subscription.
Pixeet is actually comprised of three parts: a fisheye lens, a case, and an app. The lens connects to an iPhone case with a magnetic ring around the camera that lets you mount the lens. You can also use the case to attach other iPhone 4s magnetic lenses. The app guides you thorough the process of making the panorama. You simply take four photos, which are then stitched together by the app, resulting in a 360-degree panorama photo, which is uploaded to the pixeet site.
Pixeet lets you upload up to 50 panoramas a month for free. You can also shoot video with Pixeet, but it doesn’t stitch together any of the scenes. Instead, it just gives you a wider angle with the fisheye lens, allowing you to capture more of your surroundings in the video.