Normal View vs. Panorama View
09, Apr 2013 06:45
My small digital camera, Panasonic DMC-RS19, take pictures at 4:3 aspect ratio by default, of course, you can change to 3:2 or 16:9 as well. This camera can take a panorama mode by "sweeping" the camera horizontally for 8 seconds. According to the manual, you should be able to cover 360 degrees in eight seconds. I usually stop it around 120 degrees. It will use largest view, 24 mm focal length, of the camera to take panorama pictures. The top picture was taken at normal aspect ratio and 24 mm focal length and the panorama mode in the bottom. It shows the clouds above the house in a different angle. It creates an unique and intriguing visual experience.
P.S. Some DSLRs have HDR mode now, but not Panorama mode. Some of the new point and shoot small digital cameras have panorama mode now. Of course, you can take many overlapping pictures and "stitching" together in softwares at home, however, I like to see the results on-site.