now you can pano-sweep

Sony have introduced a new camera which has a panoramic mode with a difference. A panoramic mode is available on most point-and-shoot cameras but they still involve taking separate images which are then later stitched together in software. With the new Sony HX-1, you can take panoramic photos that are stitched together within the camera – but there’s a difference. You take the panorama by sweeping the camera across the vista you want to capture! Really cool (if you have a steady hand or tripod handy)! Sony calls it Sweep Panorama Technology.

The This Week In Photography (TWIP) blog has posted a short movie on it (click ‘Download M4V file’), shot at PMA2009.

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6 thoughts on “now you can pano-sweep”

    1. On MY computer?? The movie just looks like a, well…. movie! Are you saying you can take that and make it into a panoramic? That I’d like to see.

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  1. If you click the word example in my comment you can see the process of stitching the frames together. The last frame of the movie _is_ the resulting panorama (of course the real result has a better resolution that the youtube video).

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