World's Smallest Panomorph Lens Reviewed

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 07, 2012

ImmerVision has been promoting the 'world's smallest panomorph lens', a lens that will be more than 80% smaller than its existing surveillance line. With interest growing in panoramic surveillance, what impact will this release have? In this note, we examine the details and compare to rival offerings.

Overview

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