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Old Dec 19, 2011, 9:10 PM   #1
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Default I want great panorama - any alternative to Sony?

The title says it all! I just cannot believe that nobody else has a similar feature. Or that there isn't software that can stitch together photos from other cameras.


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High resolution iSweep Panorama mode
With high resolution iSweep Panorama mode just press the shutter, pan the landscape and let the camera do the rest. It automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image providing the ability to zoom in on small details. This model even detects faces and moving subjects to stitch intelligently different widths to help avoid subject distortion.
High Resolution Panorama. You can make a 43-megapixel panoramic image in High Resolution mode. Just hold the camera vertically and pan fairly quickly. The resulting image measures 10,480 x 4,096 pixels!
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 5:24 AM   #2
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I use Hug-in which is freeware to stich panoramas and does a brilliant job. I have a Sony a580 and the in-camera function is nice but it can still make mistakes so I prefer the extra control you get from doing it on the PC.


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Old Dec 20, 2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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There are some other cameras that do in camera stitching. I have a Casio ZR100, which probably beats the sonys for ease of use in making a panorama. However, the resolution isn't as great. The Nikon P500 does it, but the resolution is even less. You can use Hug-In, as suggested by Martin for panorama software. You can use the panorama stitching feature in Photoshop Elements. Canon printers used to have Stitching software included. Some Fuji cameras have built in stitching.
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The Sony A580 does a good job and the A77 with the added mp does even better.
I no longer use 3rd party software. It's that good.
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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I think my Canon SX40 does it also... though its not something I've explored..!
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Old Dec 25, 2011, 2:12 PM   #6
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There are quite a few panorama stitching software utilities available
Regardless of how good the in-camera capability is the software utilities are always better. For various reason you will probably want access to the original images. You may want to stitch multiple rows together. You might want to go vertical, etc.

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