Almost every camera and cameraphone has the option of taking extra-wide panoramic photos by stitching multiple shots together. But for decent results you either need a sniper’s skills, or something like this simple rotating Camalapse mount to precisely move the camera for you.
It’s basically nothing more than a simple egg timer with a tripod mount on top. In fact, the previous version looked exactly like an egg, but this updated design has a distinct advantage.
The Camalapse makes a single full rotation in exactly one hour, which is great for capturing panning timelapse videos or panoramic photos, but only if you’ve got a safe place to plop your camera and plenty of time to kill. So the new design lets you stack multiple Camalapses together to speed things up. For best results you’ll probably want to pair it with a smartphone running a fairly intelligent automated stitching app, but for $US25 it’s a simple solution that does its thing without every needing a recharge or a new battery.