Interviewer Steve Nicholls (TechXB) with Björn Bollensdorff of Panono
In 2007, Jonas Pfeil conceived the idea of the camera while travelling on the island of Tonga in the southern Pacific. During his travels, Pfeil attempted to capture landscapes as a series of panoramic shots. Common practice at the time was to take several shots with a single camera and stitch them together on a computer. However, this process was slow and time-consuming. As a result, Pfeil developed the concept for a camera that could take a panoramic picture from a vantage point up in the air. For his diploma thesis at the Technical University of Berlin, he researched this idea in further detail and developed the prototype of what would become the Panono Camera. Together with his fellow students Björn Bollensdorff and Qian Qin, he founded Panono GmbH in 2012 to further develop the prototype and make it available to the public.
Link to company Panono