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GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount

B&H # GIEPIC100 Mfr # 600-0007
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Product Highlights
  • Automatically Captures Panoramic Images
  • For Larger Point & Shoot and Small DSLRs
  • Powered by Six AA Batteries

The EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount from GigaPan is a unique robotic camera mount that empowers most large point & shoot and small digital SLR cameras with the ability to capture gigapixel images. It is easy to use and remarkably efficient. 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 100 begins snapping the photos, automatically organizing them in overlapping rows and columns.

The following equipment is needed for using the EPIC 100:

  • Tripod (capable of supporting the EPIC 100 and your camera)
  • 6 x AA NiMH batteries (rechargeable ones are preferred)
  • Digital camera
  • Memory card (4GB is recommended)
If you're taking a panorama with fixed focus and fast shutter, you can capture over 20 pictures per minute. Indoor or night-time shots require longer shutter times and can take longer. Using the 2-second camera delay allows the GigaPan Imager and tripod to settle before each picture.
The GigaPan Imager can be used in snow, rain and wind. Keep the Imager and camera as dry as possible, and be sure to secure your tripod so it will not tip over if bumped or pushed by wind.
An easily adjustable metal plate accommodates larger cameras.
The EPIC 100 provides elevation of the camera plate from the imager body 1.3" (33.5 mm) to allow a greater range for camera pitch (tilt or elevation).
Gearing for the pitch is 15:1 which allows greater holding torque and fine precision movements.
The EPIC 100 supports 360° panoramic and 60-90° tilt ranges-of-motion.
A Start/Delay function enables a timer delay before each panorama capture begins. The timer can be set to 1, 15, 30, 60, 120, or 300 seconds. Not only does this provide time for the equipment to stop its vibrations, it gives you the option to include yourself in the panorama.
The EPIC 100 has a multiple shutter which allows the GigaPan unit to take up to 9 captures at each image location.
The EPIC 100 supports shutter actuation through the remote shutter port that is available on most DSLR cameras. A separate cable (not included) is required depending on camera make/model.
The Pause and Scroll functions give you the ability to recapture a specific photo or photos in the sequence.
The EPIC 100 moves your camera with precise incremental movements of 0.36°.
The device is robust and durable.
A stainless steel mounting arm minimizes flex and vibrations.
It is easy to navigate the EPIC 100's menu with a highly visible LCD screen.
The built-in bubble level lets you quickly position the EPIC 100 for a perfect horizon.
Scale and marking features enable repeatable adjustment.
The anti-slip camera pad keeps your equipment from slipping out of position.
It features a sleek design with strong cast-aluminum chassis.
The Epic has a battery tray that is easy to remove and refill.
The controllable backlit screen can be set to "On" or "Auto" for low-light conditions, or "Off" for daylight conditions, minimizing battery drain.
Compatibility
Canon:
PowerShot A620, PowerShot A630, PowerShot A640, PowerShot A650, PowerShot D10, PowerShot D20, PowerShot G10, PowerShot G11, PowerShot G12, PowerShot G1 X, PowerShot G15, PowerShot Pro1, PowerShot S1 IS, PowerShot S2 IS, PowerShot S3 IS, PowerShot S5, PowerShot SX1 IS, PowerShot SX10 IS, PowerShot SX20 IS, PowerShot SX30 IS, PowerShot SX40 IS, PowerShot SX50 IS, PowerShot SX500 IS, EOS M

Casio:
Exilim Pro EX-F1, Exilim EX-FH20

Fujifilm:
FinePix HS25EXR, FinePix HS30EXR, FinePix S4200, FinePix S4500, FinePix S5100, FinePix S5200, FinePix S5500, FinePix S5600, FinePix S5700, FinePix S6000FD, FinePix S6500FD, FinePix S7000, FinePix S8000FD, FinePix S8100FD, FinePix S9000, FinePix S9500, FinePix SL300, X-S1, X10, X-E1, X-Pro1

Kodak:
Easyshare Z612, Easyshare Z812 IS, Easyshare X885, Easyshare Z950, Easyshare Z1015 IS

Leica:
DigiLux 1, DigiLux 2, DigiLux 3, M, M-E, M Monochrom, M8, M9, M9-P, X2

Minolta:
Dimage A1, Dimage A2

Nikon:
1 V2, COOLPIX 4300, COOLPIX 4500, COOLPIX 5000, COOLPIX 5400, COOLPIX 5700, COOLPIX 8400, COOLPIX 8700, COOLPIX 8800, COOLPIX L310, COOLPIX L810, COOLPIX P80, COOLPIX P90, COOLPIX P100, COOLPIX P510, COOLPIX P7000, D40, D50, D3000

Olympus:
Camedia C4000 ZOOM, C-750 UZ, C-765 UZ, C-770 UZ, C-5050 ZOOM, C-5060 WIDE ZOOM, E-300, E-330, E-400, E-410, E-420, E-450, E-500, E-510, E-P1, E-PL1, E-P2, SP-310, SP-350, SP-510 UZ, SP-550 UZ, SP-560 UZ, SP-565 UZ, SP-570 UZ, SP-590 UZ, SP-620 UZ, SP-810 UZ, SP-820 UZ iHS, Stylus 750, TG-1

Panasonic:
Lumix DMC-LX7, Lumix DMC-FS200, Lumix DMC-FZ7, Lumix DMC-FZ8, Lumix DMC-FZ10, Lumix DMC-FZ15, Lumix DMC-FZ18, Lumix DMC-FZ20, Lumix DMC-FZ28, Lumix DMC-FZ30, Lumix DMC-FZ35, Lumix DMC-FZ50, Lumix DMC-FZ60, Lumix DMC-G1, Lumix DMC-G2, Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix DMC-G5, Lumix DMC-GF1, Lumix DMC-GF5, Lumix DMC-GF5X, Lumix DMC-GH1, Lumix DMC-GH2, Lumix DMC-GH3, Lumix DMC-GX1, Lumix DMC-LC1

Pentax:
K-01, K2000D, K-x, K-r, Q, Q10, X-5,

Polaroid:
IS3132

Ricoh:
Caplio GX 100, Caplio GX 200, GR Digital, GR Digital II, GR Digital III, GXR

Samsung:
HZ25W, NX20, NX210, TL320, WB100

Sigma:
DP2

Sony:
Cyber-shot DSC-F707, Cyber-shot DSC-F717, Cyber-shot DSC-H1, Cyber-shot DSC-H2, Cyber-shot DSC-H3, Cyber-shot DSC-H5, Cyber-shot DSC-H7, Cyber-shot DSC-H9, Cyber-shot DSC-H10, Cyber-shot DSC-H20, Cyber-shot DSC-H50, Cyber-shot DSC-HX1, Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V, Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, Cyber-shot DSC-S75, Cyber-shot DSC-S85, Cyber-shot DSC-V3, Alpha A100, Alpha A200, Alpha A230, Alpha 290, Alpha A300, Alpha A330, Alpha A350, Alpha A380, Alpha NEX-3, Alpha NEX-5, Alpha NEX-5N, Alpha NEX-5R, Alpha NEX-6, Alpha NEX-7, Alpha NEX-F3

Vivitar:
ViviCam S1527
Display 2-line monochrome LCD
Bubble Level Yes
Power Requirements 6 x AA batteries (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH, Lithium-ion)
Battery Capacity More than 1000 images (on fully charged batteries)
Load Capacity 3 lb (1.36 kg)
Camera Mount 1/4" thread
Dimensions 8.4 x 8.8 x 4.9" (21.4 x 22.4 x 12.5 cm)
Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount
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    GigaPanEPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (5)
    • Stable (5)
    • Large range of motion (4)
    • Strong clamp (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Epic 100 Delivers

      By Peterab

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp
      • Strong Sturdy

      Cons

      • Drains Battery Power Fast

      Best Uses

      • Architecture
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Real Estate Photography

      Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

      I bought the Epic 100 after much research. It is very easy to set up despite my concerns that it would be difficult. Attaching the camera, (EOS M) was simple enough but I would prefer to see space to attach a quick release system on the unit as it's a bit of a pain trying to lineup and mount the camera each time. The problem with attaching a quick release as it stands is that the bracket on the Epic is too small and you would have to do a bit of DIY to adjust the shutter activator. The batteries are another issue. I found that I can only get three sessions out of a fully charged set of batteries. Taking the Pano was really easy and it will pause if you run out of power and when you change batteries it will resume where you left off. Quality is totally dependent on the lens you use. I used my Canon 25 to 105mm lens without any problems. It didn't disappoint and does exactly what it's supposed to do. In hindsight I think I should have bought the Epic Pro simply because I could then use my DSLR. But all in all I'm happy with it's performance.

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      3.0

      A gateway to the world of panoramas

      By Cangote

      from Brazil

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

      Great tool if you have a small and lightweight camera.
      You have to protect the Epic from strong wind when sooting at night, it shakes a lot, but for daylight photography it is a joy to use.
      I am planning to buy the Epic Pro.

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      5.0

      Best Panorama Solution Yet!

      By Panorama Pete

      from Chestnut Hill, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Architectural
        • City Panoramas
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

        I have used the Gigapan with a Canon G11 to take panoramas of the Frank Gehry Ray and Maria Stata Building, the Le Corbusier Carpenter Center and the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. You can see them on the gigapan site at gigapan.com where you can zoom in and view snapshots of interesting details. The stitching software is better than any I have seen as long as you follow the rules. The included carrying bag is perfect, allowing the camera, extra batteries, etc to fit in a compact, light-weight package. Having tried several other methods of taking and stitching panoramas, I feel I have finally found an acceptable solution.

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        5.0

        fantastic device for 2019

        By Michael D

        from New Hampshire, USA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Easy operation
        • Excellent at what it does
        • Good Stability
        • Great firmware
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Near-perfect Device
        • Practical
        • Slick design
        • Smooth Operation
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Battery Hungry
        • Lacks Documentation
        • Steep Learning Curve

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel

        Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

        What can be said? Gigapan Systems is from the future. Here's a little robot that you attach to your tripod, throw in your best camera, and it shoots X number of photos for you. Sounds cool, right?

        It is. I love the Gigapan. For me, someone who shoots thousands and thousands of photos a day, it makes a lot of sense to automate parts of my process. The Gigapan, in the hands of a Gigapan Operator, can work wonders.

        In the hands of just about everyone else, however, I warn you that there is a steep learning curve. Understanding what's going on with this type of photography is no cake-walk. I have been working for three hard years on it and still consider myself pretty n00b. But I'm a generalist.

        The Epic 100 that I purchased had some problems initially with the electronics. B&H took that model back, however, and hooked me up with another model, which has shown no difficulties and works like a charm.

        Two other major issues: Battery Life and Documentation

        1. Battery Life
        Shooting thousands of photos? Well, be ready to invest in a solid battery collection just for your Gigapan. The little robot is helpful, but power hungry. In other words, I would recommend rechargeable batteries and a lot of them. I use upwards of forty, and would like more, for each Gigapan Epic 100 I use. Be ready to use a lot of batteries if you want to use this product at a professional level.

        2. Documentation
        Frankly, the documentation that Gigapan has provided for the Gigapan is minimal. They offer a single notecard, single-sided, about how to operate the thing. At least they had that, I guess, for it made my first few minutes with this rather complex object more manageable. I would suggest, however, that most people will need to spend quite a while figuring out how everything works on their own. While that is not a deal-breaker, I would encourage Gigapan to expand their documentation and instruction manual to something more "real" and less of a joke.

        Nonetheless, the Epic 100 is awesome and none of these problems can push past that point. I have been plugging away with it, now that I have acquired enough burnt-in rechargeable batteries to run the thing for more than a few quarter-hours, it is a dream:

        The construction is solid. The motors operate well and without problems. Once I taught myself how to set it up, I found myself liking the entire operation of the Gigapan.

        Furthermore, the menu system and processes are well-tuned, easy-to-understand after use, and offer a lot of great options for duplication of excellent results. It has a lot of flexibility built right into the present firmware. I would argue that next to my Sony A100s, the Gigapan is another near-perfect or perfect photography device. In short, when looking to the actual mechanism, there is nothing that I can say that's bad about the Gigapan Epic 100.

        The Gigapan Epic 100 is a perfect little robot for certain tasks, despite the fact that it is somewhat mercurial for n00bs, and the market for this object is five years down the line.

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        4.0

        OK but...

        By Bill

        from Washington

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

          The battery indicator is not accurate, it flashes low battery just a short time after installing a fresh set of NiMH but the batteries last a long time after the warning comes on...just ignore an keep shooting!

          The Canon SX10is does not fit as described in the literature. You cannot adjust enough to accurately determine the Nodal point.

          G12 works great though.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Discover High Resolution Photography

          By Ben33

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

          Of course we all dream about a 50M pixel medium format camera to shot stunning landscapes and panorama. I have a great news for you: this Gigapan device can turn your camera into a 100M+ digital camera!
          I use it with a Leica M8-2 with a Leica 90mm, shooting from 20 to 50 shots. Once stitched either in Photoshop or Gigapan software, a 40x60" at 300dpi is no more a dream it's real. Facing the prints I've done this way is... a stunning experience!
          Of course to get seamless stitches, perfect optics is necessary. This methods is also limited to non-moving subjects.

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          5.0

          You gotta get one!

          By Fargo Photogrpher

          from Fargo, ND

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

            After viewing the instrutional video on the Gigapan website is was very easy to use. The challenge after that was to find fun places to use it

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            5.0

            The best gift i ever bought for myself!

            By Kreem

            from Dubai • Beirut

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable so far
            • Easy to use
            • reasonable price

            Cons

            • Weight load limit 3lb

            Best Uses

            • Commercial
            • landscape
            • Personal
            • Reasearch
            • Sports

            Comments about GigaPan EPIC 100 Robotic Camera Mount:

            In minutes, you will shoot like a pro! Very soon you will start thinking of buying the Epic PRO. If you like and appreciate quality, than go for the PRO because you will not be able to mount you high quality lens and DSLR on it. The maximum weight load is 3lbs whereas the Epic PRO is 10lbs.[@]

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            Batteries & Power

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            Required item: Batteries are not included, and are required to power your remote.

            General Brand -  AA 1.5V Alkaline Battery (2 Pack)
            • You Pay: $0.59
             
            Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
            • You Pay: $17.95
             

            Remote Controls

            GigaPan -  Remote Port Trigger Cable for Epic 100 Camera Mount (For Canon)
            • You Pay: $19.00
             

            Turntables, Panoramic Stands & Accessories

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            GigaPan -  Button Pusher Replacement Part for Epic and Epic 100
            • You Pay: $28.00
            Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
             

            Books & Tutorials

            Virtual Reality Photography -  Book: Virtual Reality Photography: Creating Panoramic and Objective Images
            • You Pay: $39.95
             
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