Article ID : 00014392 / Last Modified : 11/01/2018

How to shoot panoramic images.

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IMPORTANT: If model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

  1. Exit the Easy mode on the camera.
  2. Select the desired panorama image size.

    NOTE: The camera can shoot 43 MB (10480 x 4096) panoramic images if Panorama Image Size is set to High Resolution (HR). When shooting high-resolution panoramic images, it takes longer to process the images than normal sweep panorama.

  3. Select the desired panoramic shooting mode.
    • If your camera has a mode dial, simply turn the dial to the panoramic position.
    • If your camera has a touch-screen LCD, touch the Mode icon and then select Panoramic Shooting Scene.

    NOTE: Depending on your camera model, you may have more than one panoramic option from which to choose. Some cameras have a 3D Sweep Panorama or Underwater Sweep Panorama feature.

  4. Hold the camera firmly.
  5. Keep your arms tight to your sides.
  6. Pan the camera at a constant speed in the direction of the arrow showing on the camera LCD screen for approximately four to five seconds.

    NOTE: Depending on your camera model, you can pan down to up, up to down, left to right, or right to left.

IMPORTANT: The situations below are not suitable for shooting panoramic images.

  • Moving subjects
  • Subjects too close to the camera
  • Image with a repeating pattern such as sky, sandy beach, or lawn
  • Image with constant change such as waves or water falls
  • Extremely dark night scenes