Many cameras now come with a built in panorama mode that allows you to automatically stitch images together. Sony’s CyberShot DSC-HX1 with ‘Sweep Panorama’ Technology takes this a step further by allowing you to simply ‘Sweep’ the camera across a scene for an automatically stitched image. The camera will stitch up to up to a maximum 224-degree view horizontal or 154-degree vertical with an end image coming in at 7152 x 1080 pixels.
The clip below details the camera in action:
While interesting we would place this one in the ‘gimmick’ category, stitching software has advanced considerably in recent years and now any digital camera or indeed camera phone is capable of creating hand held panoramas at a higher resolution.
That said, perhaps it would be nice to have for capturing high rise buildings or urban landscapes on the fly.
Picked up via slashgear.com