Panoramic cameras have been around since the early 19th century, but the first commercially successful panoramic camera was the Cirkut camera, introduced in the early 1900s. This camera used a long, rotating film to create panoramic images that could be up to 20 feet long.
In the 1960s and 1970s, panoramic film cameras became more popular with the introduction of cameras like the Noblex and Widelux. These cameras used a rotating lens to create panoramic images, often with a wide-angle perspective.
In the 1990s, panoramic cameras became more sophisticated with the introduction of cameras like the Hasselblad XPan and Fuji TX-1, which offered more control over exposure and focus. These cameras also used a wider film format, such as 35mm or medium format, to create high-quality panoramic images.