Canon Company of Japan (you know, the one that makes lenses and cameras
and electronic stuff) have installed a fantastic webcam, atop the
Shangri-La hotel in Sydney.
it's not just any camera. Oh no! You can actually move this one around
from the comfort of your desk, from anywhere in the world. You can tilt
it, pan it and zoom it in and out but you may have to wait in line for
your turn as it is, understandably, very popular. When you've got a
really good picture lined up, you can even take a snapshot of it to
keep. And it's all free!
you take control, you'll have one whole minute to point this incredible
webcam where you wish. Pan it across to the Opera House, zoom in on the
traffic driving over the Harbour Bridge or perhaps check out some of the
Sydneysiders and tourists strolling along Circular Quay.
there's no waiting around for the webcam's picture to update. If your
Internet connection is fast enough, you'll actually see the Sydney
traffic and people moving!
your minute is up, you can still watch the view from the camera, under
the control of somebody else, who may be thousands of miles away. Then,
press the button and get back in line for another go!