Panoramic Camera Usage Rising 2017

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 08, 2017

Panoramic camera usage (including fisheye and multi-imagers) continue to rise rapidly. However, the race to the bottom is hindering even stronger panoramic uptake.

In this note, we compare to 2014 panoramic camera usage, sharing 140+ integrator responses, statistical breakdown and detailed commentary.

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Trends ********

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Breakdown ****** ***********

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  • "********** ***** *** ************ ** *** ** ******** ** *** situation ** *** ****."
  • "******** ******* *** ***** ****** ****** ** ********* **********."
  • "******** *** ** *** ******* **** ******** *** *** *** high ******."
  • "**** **** * ***** ******** *** **** ****** **** ** a *******."
  • "**** **** ******** ** ****** ** * ******** ****."
  • "***** **** ******* *** ******** ******** *** ******* ********."
  • "** **** **** *** ******* ***********."
  • "** *** ********* ******* ****** *** ******* ******** ** ***** with ***** ******* ******** ** ******* ******* ** ********* *********."
  • "*** *** *****-****** ******* *** * ***** *** ** ***** large *****."
  • "**** *** ******* *** ****** ** ***** *********** ********* *******."

Intersection ************

**** ************, * ******* ****** ** *********** ****** ***** *** benefits ** ***** ********** ** *************, ********* ******** *** ********, where ******* ******* **** ******** ******** ********** **** * ****** spot:

  • "***** ***** ** **** *** ********"
  • "**** **** **** ******* ** ***** ******** ** *** ** all **********."
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  • "*** ** **** *** ******** *** ******* ********** **** - crosses ** *** *******, ***."
  • "******* *************"
  • "*** ******** ************* ** ******** ** *****"
  • "**** **** **** **** ** ******** ******* ******* ** ****** one ****** ** ******* * **** ******** ***."

PTZ ************

**** *********** ***** *** ******** ** ********* **** **** ********* cameras:

  • "*** ************ ***** ***'* ***** ** **** ********* **** * multi-imager (**** * ************) *** ***** **** ****. ****, ******* that *** ** ** * *** * ****** *** *** now ****** **** * ***** ****** *** ***** *******."
  • "********* **** **** **** ****."
  • "***** *** ******* ***** **** ***** ** ********."
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Race ** *** ****** ******

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  • "*** **** **** ***** ** ***** ** ***** ** *** picture. ****** ** *** *** ** **** ******* ** **** site."
  • "****** **** **** * ** * *******."
  • "** ****** *************** *** **** ******* (***** *** *** ** for ***** **** ***** ****) **** **** ******* **** ********* view. * **** **** *** *** **** **** *** **** buck."
  • "** **** *** ********** ****** * *** ** ** ******* and *** *****-******* *** **** ***********."
  • "*** **** ** ***** ******* ** ********* *** **** ** justify *** ***** ******** *** ** ******* *******."
  • "**** ** ***********. ** *-* ******* *** ***** *** **** area *** **** **** **** *** **** ** * *******/*********, it *****'* **** ***** ** ******* ****."

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No ******** ************

*** **** ****** ****** *** ***** *** ***** ********** ** all *** **** ********* *** *** ********* **:

  • "** ******** ************."
  • "*** ******* **** *** ********* **."
  • "****, *** ***** ** ***."
  • "*%. *** * ******* ***********."
  • "**** ***** *** *** ***********."

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*******

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Comments (10)

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PTZ ************

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* **** *** ****** ****'* ***** *** ********* ******* ****** single ******* ** * **** **** ***** *******, **** ****** make **** *******:

***** ** * **** **** ** ******* **** **** *****-****** cameras. * ***** ***** ** *** ***** ***** ********* *******, single-imager ******* ** ******* **** ****** ** ********** ******** ***** or ***** ***** ****** ** **********. *** ***** ******* ****-*** is ******, **** **** *** **** ***** ** *** ******. Light *********** ** **** ****** *********.

** **** **** ******* **** ** ******** ******** ** ********* want ******** ******** ** ***** **** ** ***** *****. **** schools **** *** ******** *** ******* ************ ******** *** **** are **** **** ***** **** *** ********** ** *** **** fisheye *******.

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