We're so psyched. We plan to buy one of these things and see if we can rock your world with 360 House Tours. Spotted this week in the NYTimes, the GigaPan Epic is an affordable way to do those crazy all-around-the-room tours which you may have seen on some real estate sites or on the NYTimes (like this one of Elaine Kaufman's apartment)...
The GigaPan requires no special camera and will work with a regular point and shoot. When it's done taking pictures with your camera, you download the pics onto your computer and use their software to "stitch" all the pics together. Easy.
"The GigaPan Epic makes it easy to capture incredibly detailed images and works seamlessly with the GigaPan Stitcher and GigaPan.org. The Epic allows your camera to take tens, hundreds, or even thousands of photos. These images are combined into a single gigapixel panorama by the GigaPan Stitcher. You can then view, share, and explore the incredible detail of your panoramas at GigaPan.org."
The GigaPan is reviewed here: Looking to Space Science for Panoramic Expertise - NYTimes