Selfies are a huge thing with smartphone OEMs creating smartphones designed to take selfies, which basically means that these phones come with wide-angle, bright, and high megapixel front-facing cameras. In fact some camera makers have also tried to create compact cameras aimed at selfie lovers too.

Basically selfies are huge, and it looks like Tourism Australia wants to capitalize on that. The organization has recently launched an oversized selfie service called GIGA Selfie. This involves the person standing at a pre-determined spot and activating the camera via a dedicated smartphone app.

The camera will snap your photo like you would a selfie, but at the same time users can also download a short video clip that will see the camera zoom out and show the landscape of Australia behind you. Interestingly enough the GIGA Selfie was actually designed for Japanese tourists in mind, with Japan accounting for more than 320,000 visitors in 2014.

It’s an interesting experiment and the first opportunities to take a GIGA Selfie will be at the Queensland resort region of Gold Coast between the 5th and 6th of September. If you’d like to learn more you can hit up its website for the details, but like we said it is catered to Japanese tourists so you will need to translate its page for the details.

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