I built a basic rotating panoramic camera from an olympus compact.
I gutted it, keeping the only the shutter and film advance, and then brought wires for these things out of the bottom.
There is a small control unit with a microcontroller in it.
The camera itself is mounted on a stepper motor, and swings round, while the film is advanced past a slit.
It needs more work, and a reduction gearbox for the rotation axis, but it does work after a fashion.
(apologies for the width of this image, but it's... well, panoramic