GigaPan EPIC Giveaway

Comments 233 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The GigaPixel Project in Vancouver has been precisely documenting scenes of the city of the last few months and the results are stunning. GigaPixel images are digital bitmaps composed of one billion pixels (1,000 megapixels), more than 150 times the information captured by a 6 megapixel digital camera. The latest GigaPixel image was revealed yesterday and to get the whole effect, you’ll need to click on the photo below to expand (and zoom in to see the snowboarder on Cypress).

GigaPan GigaPixel
Downtown GigaPixel Panorama Β© Ronnie Miranda

These amazing photos are made possible with specialized ‘GigaPan’ instruments that were developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group, with support from Google. Locally-based Active Computer Services is the exclusive distributor of the GigaPan device in Canada. They have offered up one of their GigaPan devices for a giveaway so that one of my readers can try their hand at making their own panoramas.

GigaPan EPIC
The prize is the GigaPan EPIC. It is a unique robotic camera mount that empowers most small digital cameras with the ability to capture gigapixel images.

To use, simply set the corners of the panorama you want to capture using the LCD interface. The built in software works out how many photos your camera will need to take, hundreds or even thousands. Then the EPIC begins snapping the photos, automatically organizing them in overlapping rows and columns.

The EPIC is compact enough to fit into a small camera bag and weighs only 3.5 lbs. A tripod mount is included along with a level bubble – a full list of special features is available online. The value of this prize is $349.

If you would like this GigaPan EPIC for yourself or a camera/photo buff friend, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a GigaPan EPIC panorama photo instrument from @activecomp & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/3BUmv

I will draw one winner at 10:00am on January 20, 2011.

Update GigaPan Systems in Oregon heard about this giveaway and they would love to include a GigaPan shoulder bag (value $70 USD) for the device. The prize winner will now receive the GigaPan EPIC as well as the bag.

Update Andy is the winner! Enjoy the instrument and the shoulder bag!

233 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. RebeccaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:32am PST

    Looks fun! Would be a great addition to my gear.

  2. Kathleen KuryliwTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:33am PST

    Please enter me into the contest. I love photography. Would help me out in my marketing job.

  3. landovanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:34am PST

    Great contest idea. I would really like to win a GigaPan!

  4. Kathleen KuryliwTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:34am PST

    Sorry, should of posted this information. My twitter account is miss604 is at The Great Escape….

  5. Cameron W.Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:38am PST

    I would love to win this for my brother. πŸ™‚

  6. PaulTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:39am PST

    Cool! I have a few photographer friends that could likely make great use of such a machine.

  7. RyanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:40am PST

    What a great tool!

  8. TylerTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:40am PST

    I want this! Think of the amazing panos I could do with the various viewing points around the Lower Mainland and beyond!!

  9. StefanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:40am PST

    Wow would love to win this. Would sure make doing panoramas a lot easier.

    David Bergman used the gigapan to make this amazing shot of the presidential inauguration:

    http://www.davidbergman.net/gigapan/

  10. Soo Wei TanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:41am PST

    Wow that’s an amazing device! Would definitely love to try it out.

  11. JenTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:42am PST

    This would be very cool for our realty photography!! Capturing all the awesome views of Vancouver!!

  12. MaryanneTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:42am PST

    Got some new gear for Xmas and would love to add this to it!

  13. ShukoTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:49am PST

    I would love this! Please pick me!!!

  14. JoelTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:55am PST

    I’ve been taking panos manually… this would be amazing!

  15. marlismcTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:58am PST

    hmmm, looks like a really interesting device! would love to give it a try.

  16. CarlosTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:00am PST

    Sweet baby jesus, this would be fun to play with.

  17. KatieTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:04am PST

    Wow, what a neat camera !

  18. GladysTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:06am PST

    Oh wow, awesome prize, would love to be entered.

  19. VanessaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:08am PST

    Amazing!

  20. TawcanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:09am PST

    This would be a handy tool to have for panorama shots.

  21. SarahTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:14am PST

    Would love to take advantage of the great views in Vancouver with this!

  22. Kyle MTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:15am PST

    What a sweet toy!

  23. JeanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:17am PST

    this would just be awesome to try out!!!

  24. AdrianTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:18am PST

    I would love to add this to my gear.

  25. Brian HawkesTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:21am PST

    Expanding the parameters of this system in experimentation would be my priority

  26. JaegenTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:23am PST

    Very cool!

  27. klparrotTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:28am PST

    Oh, I would love to have that. I’ve made a hemispherical panorama from my apartment balcony, and it turned out great. However, it required manually taking about 50 photos. Having something to automate the process would be fantastic!

  28. DerekTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:28am PST

    WOW, this is an impressive picture!!! I grew up in Vancouver but moved to Spokane Wa 12 years ago. It is pictures like these that remind me of exactly how spectacular Vancouver really is and helps me to not miss Vacouver so much. It is blog entries like this that is the reason I follow Miss604. Kudos to the photographer, would love to try this out in my new town of residence. Keep yer stick on the ice Vancouver and GO YOU HARRY CANUCKS GO!!!!!

  29. JewelsTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:30am PST

    oooo fun new gadget toy!

  30. lindawwwwTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:31am PST

    Awesome contest. I would love to win the GigaPan Epic.

  31. ScottTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:35am PST

    That looks like a lot of fun! I’d be taking panoramas of everything from my living room to every valley I could hike to!

  32. gigglesTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:36am PST

    Wow this is an epic giveaway!! Very exciting for the winner! Thanks for the chance to win! Also thanks for sharing this great information! Very cool technology!

  33. DonnaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:46am PST

    That. Looks. Awesome!

  34. CliffTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:53am PST

    That would be a great thing to play with.

  35. BrendaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:55am PST

    That looks cool!

  36. AlakittenTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:57am PST

    So neat!

  37. Donna LTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:10am PST

    I would totally be the best sister in the world if I won this for my sister. Best sister in law too. Double score!

  38. TriciaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:14am PST

    Wow that’s awesome, didn’t know that even existed!

  39. Chris SlaterTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:17am PST

    I could take an amazing shot from the roofs of my apartment building and my workplace.

    Luck be a GigaPan EPIC tonight!

  40. AndrewTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:27am PST

    This would be such a wonderful gift for my sibling, who likes photography. Hope to win this for her birthday that is coming up!

  41. ChrisTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:28am PST

    This is an excellent idea!

  42. AndreTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:40am PST

    I’ll be visiting all my friends that live in apartments with views…

  43. BrianTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:40am PST

    Very cool technology. Please enter me.

  44. BrianTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:40am PST

    Very cool technology. Please enter me.

  45. AngelaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:53am PST

    This would be fantastic for my husband. He is a photographer and webdesigner and loves new gadgets like this.

  46. stephenTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:04pm PST

    I would totally love want this awesome photographer’s gadget. I typically take a lot of landscape photography, and it’ll be a great addition to my arsenal.

  47. KirbyTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:13pm PST

    Awesome!

  48. IanivTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:18pm PST

    I would LOVE one of these πŸ™‚

  49. HayleyTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:30pm PST

    That’s really neat, please enter me.

  50. ErinTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:39pm PST

    Pretty

  51. SeanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:40pm PST

    That would be an awesome prize.

  52. AnneTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:43pm PST

    I would love this.

  53. CeciTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:52pm PST

    Wow, cool new gadget!

  54. SaraTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:54pm PST

    So, this is pretty much amazing! Awesome giveaway!

  55. robTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:13pm PST

    Very cool!

  56. Steven SmethurstTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:14pm PST

    Thats amazing,

  57. RobTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:22pm PST

    Please enter me in the contest.
    Love the gadget!

  58. TracyTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:24pm PST

    What an awesome giveaway! Would love to win this!

  59. TiffanyTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:25pm PST

    I’m an amateur photographer and this toy would be epic!

  60. Chi ChiTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:35pm PST

    whooaa so trippy!

  61. David DarlingTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:42pm PST

    Looks awesome!

  62. kristenTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 1:54pm PST

    looks like a fun new photo toy to try, they think of everything!

  63. RussTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 2:10pm PST

    Wow, what an amazing new toy. This would be fantastic on my travels to China in the near future.

  64. Paul KTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 2:10pm PST

    This would be awesome!

  65. A LTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 2:45pm PST

    Enter me for the GIGAPan contest please! That photo of Vancouver is amazing.

  66. bernitaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 2:50pm PST

    I would love this for my new camera!

  67. ChristineTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 3:27pm PST

    I would love this!

  68. Karen ChuTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 3:32pm PST

    Oh wow, I want one of these! Seems quick technological though. πŸ˜›

  69. RodneyTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 3:59pm PST

    As Jar Jar Binks would say. . . . .”Me’sa Wants zat” please enter me in the contest. Thanks, love the pics

  70. belindaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 3:59pm PST

    That is how that picture was taken. I tried to use pana mode my dc, but cannot get the picture to look like that.

  71. Teresa KTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 3:59pm PST

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  72. angelaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 4:13pm PST

    I would love to win this!

  73. Jacob LauTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 4:14pm PST

    Looks like an awesome accessory, would love to have one.

  74. KevinTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:02pm PST

    What a fun toy.

  75. JeanieTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:02pm PST

    This is way too cool…

  76. JanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:11pm PST

    I would love to win this GigaPan EPIC panorama photo instrument.

  77. Amrit GrewalTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:20pm PST

    I want one, need it for upcoming Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey.

  78. KristinTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:21pm PST

    What an awesome gadget! There are so many landscapes I would love to shoot with that.

  79. GuriTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:48pm PST

    Cool

  80. KatherineTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 6:01pm PST

    Wow… this is unbelievable.. got lost in getting a closer look

  81. RikushixTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 6:27pm PST

    Did anyone notice in the panorama picture of Vancouver that the red car on Granville Street bridge is captured twice?

    Clearly the camera caught it in both adjacent photographs.

  82. ChrisTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 7:14pm PST

    Wow, this thing looks amazing!

  83. NorbertTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 7:22pm PST

    Wow, this is truly amazing… I can’t believe you can actually see the snowboarder up at Cypress mountain!

  84. SandraTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 7:54pm PST

    What a great prize! Thanks!

  85. Winnie WTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:08pm PST

    Wow, what an awesome prize!!

  86. IanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:28pm PST

    OMGGGGG this is SOOOOOOoo cool! YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE SKIERS!!! LOL!!!

  87. GraceTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:29pm PST

    I want it i want it!!! I can use it for hong kong pics!

  88. StevenTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:30pm PST

    PLS PICK ME!!! PLSSSSSSSSSSSS

  89. LydiaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:38pm PST

    This is amazing! What a great giveaway πŸ™‚

    Luv your website, btw!

  90. EnnieTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:49pm PST

    Wow, that’s pretty!

  91. Leslie LuuTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:59pm PST

    I would love one of these for my photography class! I can’t afford a good one right now so this would be awesome!

  92. Ryan CousineauTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:00pm PST

    Oh, like that. I had no idea the base Gigapan unit cost so little.

  93. LucieTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:03pm PST

    Oh my! I nearly had a heart attack when I saw this contest posted. As a photographer, I would so love to have this camera. Awesome prize!

  94. JulieTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:07pm PST

    I would love this!

  95. Chris MurrayTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:19pm PST

    Wow, great give away! Please enter me in the draw.

  96. LoriTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:38pm PST

    This sounds great!!

  97. DanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:39pm PST

    Love this for my wife!

  98. KellyTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:03pm PST

    Looks Awesome

  99. rita jordanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:13pm PST

    love it

  100. AggieTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:13pm PST

    Mmm, delicious pixels. I know what I like and I like a lot of it.

  101. Michael KwanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:31pm PST

    They aren’t kidding when they say it’s epic, eh? Imagine using this with a Hasselblad.

  102. Amy W.Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 11:36pm PST

    Very cool!

  103. PureBlackLiliWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 1:55am PST

    Wow that’s so cool!^^

  104. BJWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 5:42am PST

    Oh wow, my brother would love me forever if I won this for him…

  105. WilliamWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 8:34am PST

    Would love to use this at my MINI club events! Friggin awesome!

  106. RachelWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 9:23am PST

    Looks epic! πŸ˜€

  107. AndyWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 9:27am PST

    This looks like a really neat device. I’d love to take some sunset photos over English Bay with it.

  108. Sandra SWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 9:38am PST

    Cool, I’d love to win a gigapan
    Retweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Sandra516/status/25243940173119488

  109. CarolWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 9:54am PST

    Wow, what a great tool.

  110. jeanWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:07am PST

    awesome!

  111. JimWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:11am PST

    This is an awesome prize.

  112. TiffanyWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:17am PST

    This looks so great!!!

  113. BonsWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:44am PST

    Never knew about this gadget before. Would be so happy to win one myself!

  114. KatieWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:55am PST

    This would be an amazing prize

  115. CooperWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:04am PST

    Oh man, Gigpan vancouver?

    Yes, Please. Sign me up.

  116. TomWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:43am PST

    Cool product.

  117. LindaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 12:31pm PST

    Awesome! will be fun trying my hand at this.

  118. JuliaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 12:32pm PST

    Great prize – I hope I will win it!

  119. Norm LWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 1:16pm PST

    Wow, cool devices, look like it does a great job. I would love to win this.

  120. shannon hunterWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 1:17pm PST

    Would be AMAZING

  121. Dave VWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 4:45pm PST

    They would be fun to use on the beach!

  122. JerWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 5:27pm PST

    This would be a great thing to have!

  123. A.J.Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 5:27pm PST

    This would be a great addition to my dSLR photography accessories!

    Photography has always been a fun activity/hobby for me!

  124. JenWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 5:27pm PST

    I would love to win this, just learning more about photography πŸ™‚

  125. FarhanWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 6:08pm PST

    Would love to have something like this!

  126. lizWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 6:42pm PST

    what a sweet little toy the GIGAPAN is.We were on that picture forever looking for work and where we live and stuff super cool.

  127. ChrisWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 8:48pm PST

    Looks great! Would love to get my hands on it. Great contest.

  128. JanetWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:08pm PST

    I would love to take a picture with the GigaPan!

  129. veronicaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:21pm PST

    That’s sweet! My dad would love it!

  130. DonaldWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:24pm PST

    That’s really cool!

  131. DavidWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:34pm PST

    It was fun viewing this on my 2560×1440 resolution screen =D

    This would be the sweetest prize ever.

  132. RaiaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:35pm PST

    Wow, very cool! Would love to try this out.

  133. NoRaHWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:39pm PST

    Whoaza! This really is EPIC!

  134. AlbieWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:55pm PST

    The next step into the future for digital cameras.

  135. auWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:58pm PST

    i love taking pictures. ur always nice to everybody miss604!Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯

  136. JaseThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 12:33am PST

    Wow!!

  137. Lina Zussino – Victoria Mortgage BrokerThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 8:38am PST

    I’ve actually never heard of this product before however I love tools to enhance my photos.

  138. SeanThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:17am PST

    One of my good friends would love this!

  139. Shawn BouchardThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:18am PST

    These images are amazing. Photo geeks everywhere rejoice!

  140. EmmaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:18am PST

    This sounds so cool!

  141. Alex LeeThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:19am PST

    Wow, pick me pick me! πŸ˜€

  142. QueThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:19am PST

    The best giveaways are with USEFUL practical prizes just like this! Thanks for hosting it

  143. WarwickThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:20am PST

    Awesome! Fingers crossed, please enter me in the contest.

  144. LyndseyThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:20am PST

    Amazing! Fingers crossed!!

  145. Stv.Thursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:29am PST

    Oh wow, that’s possibly the most awesome giveaway on your site yet, IMO. fingers crossed!

  146. Jason EvansThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:35am PST

    This is great, please enter me.

  147. carolbrowneThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:39am PST

    Oh…robot panorama camera! NICE!

  148. JamilThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:49am PST

    Up until now all my Pano’s have been hand-held πŸ™ – Winning this would make me look like -> πŸ™‚

  149. Bill KwokThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:54am PST

    This would let me literally expand my photography!

  150. AnnThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:57am PST

    My partner would love this!!!

  151. fotagenicThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:58am PST

    Would love one of these, I already shoot panoramas the GigaPan EPIC would make it so much easier, increase the scope .. woo hoo! I just added one of my coal harbour panoramas to the Miss 604 flickr pool.

    http://flic.kr/p/7SjvNZ

  152. Neil FisherThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 11:19am PST

    Would so love this, I can already imagine the epic panos with help from the GigaPan!!!

  153. ChistaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 11:23am PST

    This looks really cool!!

  154. TaigiThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 11:40am PST

    Would love to take advantage of this when I’m out and about. Especially when traveling overseas.

  155. Ryan MThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 12:39pm PST

    Awesome! Would love to win it πŸ˜€

  156. MandyThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 12:51pm PST

    Hmmmmm – I wonder how long it would take me to upload one of those to my flickr site…..New Terabyte External Harddrive coming up!

  157. United NathanThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 12:56pm PST

    Oh… What I could do with a GigaPan!

  158. Jeremy DysonThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:05pm PST

    Winning would be epic!

  159. GregThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:11pm PST

    Wow, great prize.

  160. NocalThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:12pm PST

    Would love to win this one.

    Thanks

  161. MaryThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:17pm PST

    This is something new! How cool

  162. SeanThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:39pm PST

    How cool. It would be even cooler to get to use it in Vancouver. But I’d stll find fun things to do with it here in California. πŸ™‚

  163. KeithThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 3:37pm PST

    What a cool gadget to add to my repertoire. And a great birthday present.

  164. MaeThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 4:33pm PST

    I’m not sure I should enter since I will have no social life should I win. However, I have entered anyhow. Thank you.

  165. AbigailThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 5:45pm PST

    Very cool. Cheers πŸ™‚

  166. Paul w SharpeThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 7:36pm PST

    Would love to be given the chance to improve on my Pano’s

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wizard_of_wonders/3264154543/in/set-72157608395655733/lightbox/

    looks to be a incredible piece machinery.

  167. Keith MThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:00pm PST

    Have lived in Vancouver for many years,have never seen it from this amazing viewpoint…..thanks

  168. GlendaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:35pm PST

    would love to win this!

  169. LiaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:43pm PST

    That looks pretty amazing!!

  170. LiaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:44pm PST

    That looks pretty amazing!!

  171. kyleThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:47pm PST

    Wow, if I don’t win I think I’ll have to save up for one!

  172. KristyThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:49pm PST

    Incredible!

  173. KCThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:55pm PST

    This is cool. The choice of name is also epic! (Pun, obviously, intended.)

  174. kiaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 10:54pm PST

    Um yeah! I live in Colorado… this will map some EPIC Rocky Mountain images!! Also it will be cool to win on my anniversary.

  175. juhanThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 11:05pm PST

    That is aweesome!

  176. TaraThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 11:37pm PST

    Would love to try this out!!

  177. BillFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 1:52am PST

    This looks to be an interesting piece of technology, thanks for writing about it.

  178. Tooth FairyFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 11:33am PST

    Love the Panoramic view taken of Vancouver !
    What a sweet photog prize to win Ò˜º

  179. Tooth FairyFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 11:33am PST

    http://twitter.com/toothfairycyber/status/25998194630467584
    tweet

  180. Nicole LFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 1:36pm PST

    would love to win this for my boyfriend!!!

  181. JohnFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 2:47pm PST

    I can think of a whole lot of uses for this…

  182. Ian RFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 3:15pm PST

    I’ve been dabbling with panoramas and stitching for while and this seems to be a great tool for my Nikon and would improve on the manual method of setting the lens positioning.

  183. CindyFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 3:34pm PST

    This looks so neat! Our whole family would be interested in using it!

  184. RolandFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 3:45pm PST

    Tried it with the iPhone+Auto Stitch (check this page: http://bit.ly/gHTipC) but nowhere near what you can do with ‘monster’.
    Would like to take this to Whistler and/or Black Tusk in BC and share it with the world!
    Tweet is here: http://twitter.com/#!/rotweets

  185. PaulFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 4:04pm PST

    Very cool. This looks amazing.

  186. dFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 9:45pm PST

    looks pretty cool! i would love to be able to use it. does it work with slr’s?

  187. SherryFriday, January 14th, 2011 — 11:39pm PST

    What an amazing photo…..I would love to try this.

  188. AlvSaturday, January 15th, 2011 — 12:19pm PST

    Need to try this!

  189. StuartSaturday, January 15th, 2011 — 12:20pm PST

    Terrific use of technology! Fantastic panoramas of Vancouver — can’t wait to see the other cities of the world this way.

  190. Michelle WilliamsonSaturday, January 15th, 2011 — 6:17pm PST

    This is so cool!

  191. T-roySaturday, January 15th, 2011 — 9:41pm PST

    Wow, and the price is nice to. Would have thought this thing would have cost about $1k+! If I don’t win, might just have to buy one. πŸ™‚

  192. ZuSaturday, January 15th, 2011 — 11:47pm PST

    Wow, that’s incredible, can’t believe the amount of detail you can get in one photo!

  193. SandraSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 1:04am PST

    I would love love love a gigapan!! Please enter me in this contest. πŸ™‚

  194. mOrLoCcOSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 4:02am PST

    OMG, I’d kill for it… I’d indeed!!!

  195. Tony BertramSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 4:39am PST

    Wow! This would be great for traveling, just mount and attach camera and when you see some nice scenes, take a snapshot from your POV.

    http://twitter.com/tbonpc/statuses/26618958501122048

  196. anissaSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 6:10am PST

    that is so cool

  197. americo oliveiraSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 11:53am PST

    Absolutely amazing.

  198. Tina L.Sunday, January 16th, 2011 — 12:20pm PST

    would love to try this out

  199. LiamSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 12:42pm PST

    Sounds amazing! Wow!

  200. TimSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 12:42pm PST

    Count me in puhlease!

  201. JohnSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 12:43pm PST

    This i have to enter!

  202. DevinSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 12:44pm PST

    Would absolutely love to grab one of these! Awesome contest miss604

  203. HoraSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 1:34pm PST

    The red car on the Cambie St. Bridge is duplicated!

  204. pingSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 4:35pm PST

    want one!

  205. HelenSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 10:19pm PST

    My boyfriend would love to play with a GigaPan EPIC.

  206. LisaSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 11:45pm PST

    I really like this!!!

  207. AlanMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 9:33am PST

    What an amazing prize. Would love to win.

  208. AllyMonday, January 17th, 2011 — 11:23pm PST

    my hubby would love!

  209. ValerieTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 12:20am PST

    Sounds complicated but exciting!

  210. vincent chenTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 10:25am PST

    sounds really techy and really cool that’s why i like it. XD

  211. MapsRusTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 1:59pm PST

    Now that would be nice!

  212. Eric WolfTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 2:01pm PST

    As Quagmire would say, “Giggity! Gimme a GigaPan!”

  213. Mano MarksTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 2:13pm PST

    Would definitely be cool to get one.

  214. AmiTuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 11:58pm PST

    This would be awesome!!

  215. ScottWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 7:44am PST

    Wow, that picture is amazing! My girlfriend’s the photographer, so I’d give it to her.

  216. VirginiaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 9:32am PST

    So cool! Another gadget to try and perfect! Will be an awesome use of my time!

  217. LindaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:33am PST

    would love to give this to my brother πŸ™‚

  218. JohnWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:27pm PST

    Looks awesome!!

    Thanks for posting this.

  219. Sabine SchneiderWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:28pm PST

    cool.. yes!!

  220. Denise NeilWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 5:17pm PST

    Thanks for the opportunity f dreamin to win this amazing machine <3 <3

  221. MonicaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:15pm PST

    Very cool product…thanks for opportunity to win!

  222. PBWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 9:43pm PST

    thank you for the opportunity to win this interesting and very useful device

  223. P FowlerThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 5:42am PST

    This looks Really Cool.
    Thank you for posting on this.

  224. Tracey FlattesThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:20am PST

    WOW! That looks like one cool gadget. I would like to give it a try!

  225. Kristi FergusonThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:21am PST

    Fun! I’d love to win this.

  226. alanThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:22am PST

    yeah!

  227. FatimaThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:23am PST

    I would love to win this for my husband who is a multi-media developer and photography enthusiast!

  228. Jonathan TaggartThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:25am PST

    Sweet! I’d love to win it… although I’d have to get myself a tripod to use it with! #handheld4life

  229. Matt LawThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:26am PST

    Can you say 360 interactive?

  230. Greg DowningThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:32am PST

    Nice Job Ronnie, looks like you got a beautiful day!

  231. lizThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 4:46pm PST

    So in love with the Giga Pan

  232. JohnMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 1:00pm PST

    Would be great for the east coast trip this summer!

    (Amazed the friends with some manual panos using a tripod from the Ireland trip last year)

  233. LisaSaturday, May 14th, 2011 — 9:01pm PDT

    Love this!

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