Summary: I need to take photos of existing homes and businesses in order to create building plans for my design and drafting business. This camera is a god-send. With this camera I only have to go to the job site once to record existing conditions. Each photo shows a 360-degree view plus up and down. It's easy to use and fast. Typically I stand out of camera view and take the photo using my cell phone.
Summary: For anyone who just wants to press one button - or better yet, remotely capture a panoramic using your smartphone - and find equirectangular panoramas waiting in memory, this is an ideal solution. I haven't been able to get the desktop program to run, but this might be Windows 8's fault. I was able to load the android app onto my BlackBerry and it works flawlessly but it does drain the battery for some reason.