Spotted at CES 2008 is this new lightbox for product shots unveiled by Ortery Technologies, Inc. The Photosimile 5000, also dubbed as â€œOffice Photography Machine,â€ is a PC-controlled desktop photography studio that integrates a 28 x 28 x 28″ light box (featuring 6500K daylight bulbs, an automated camera positioning system and a built-in 3D turntable) with a Canon digital camera and powerful workflow software to simplify and automate business photography.
Photosimile 5000 can make 360-degree product shots and spherical 3D flash animations. It can take up to 72 pictures per 360-degree rotation at 9 unique angles from 0 to 90 degrees.
The camera and light box connect to a PC via USB. Photosimile 5000 software controls the studio, camera location, turntable movement, camera settings, picture taking and processing workflows. Simply place an item inside, compose using Preview, Zoom and Crop commands in the software. Click Snap and the picture automatically downloads to the PC screen in seconds. Users can annotate, mask, email and batch process images with regards to file name, size, resolution, watermarking and saving.