Panoramas are just one of many things that this automated box of tricks can capture. The Genie is all about motion control, meaning you can also use it to create stunning time-lapse sequences as it pans. From rush hour cityscapes to celestial star trails, the Genie will capture it with ease. The battery life is approximately seven hours, and the LCD menu display and pre-sets make it easy to use.
The device has no external batteries or wires to get tangled in with the rest of your kit. Simply screw it in between your tripod and ball head and away you go. Alternatively, mount the Genie on a slider and a motor in the base will wind it along a rope so you can also create linear as well as panning time-lapses. What’s more, if you don’t have a slider, the Genie will pull itself along on a makeshift dolly such as a skateboard.
Very neat, with no wires or knobs to get caught, the Genie is capable of more than just panoramas