Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
A novelty?? These cameras exist more than 100 years.
I said the images are a bit of a novelty. Perhaps I should have been more specific and say that panoramic commercial images in today's market are a bit of a novelty. My point being that most panoramic images I've seen have been the highly commercial poster-type images where film qualities might be overlooked. I don't have any empirical support for this so you're free to have your own opinion.

Before the inevitable "how about xyz's images", I'm sure there are exceptions. But you can't build a marketable product on exceptions to an already tiny market. And I'm assuming that the primary market for new 360 deg panoramic cameras will be photographers to plan to sell their work. Again, I don't have any empirical support for this so you're free to have your own opinion.