Sweep Panorama

Allows you to create a panoramic image from composite images.
  1. Set the mode dial to (Sweep Panorama).

  1. Turn the Control Ring to select a shooting direction.

When another function is assigned to the Control Ring, press the MENU button 1 [Panorama: Direction].
  1. Point the camera at the subject you want to adjust the brightness and focus for, then press the shutter button halfway.

A: This part will not be recorded.
  1. With the shutter button pressed halfway, point the camera at the start of the composition, then press the shutter button fully down.

  1. Pan the camera to the end of the guide (B), following the indicator on the screen.

Tips for shooting a panoramic image
Hold the camera as close to the body as possible with elbows pressed against your sides, then pan the camera around you in an arc, at a steady speed, in the direction of the arrow indicated on the screen. (Aim for 5 or 6 seconds for a half circle.)
It is recommended that you practice a few times before shooting.
For best effect, ensure that the distance between subject and background is sufficient, and there is enough ambient light.
Vertical direction
Horizontal direction
  • First press the shutter button halfway so that you can lock the focus and exposure. Then press the shutter button fully down and pan or tilt the camera.

  • If a section with greatly varied shapes or scenery is concentrated along a screen edge, the image composition may fail. In such a case, adjust the frame composition so that the section is in the center of the image, then shoot again.

  • If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in the composite image. If this happens, move the camera faster to record a full panoramic image.

  • Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part may not be recorded smoothly.

  • When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the AE/AF locked angle are very different in brightness, color and focus, the shooting may not be successful. If this happens, change the AE/AF locked angle and shoot again.

  • You cannot create panoramic images in the following situations:

  • You pan the camera too quickly or too slowly.

  • There is too much camera shake.

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