2 dimensional auto stich in-camera?
August 22, 2011 5:22 PM   Subscribe

Are there any consumer digital cameras that can stitch photos in-camera creating a horizontal AND vertical panorama at the same time resulting in a relatively square image as the result?

I know that "sweep panorama" is available. You have to choose whether to compose a horizontal panorama like this:


or a vertical panorama like this:


I am looking for a camera that can create an auto-stitched image in-camera that is composed like this:


Resulting in a relatively square image.

Are there any digital cameras that have this function?
posted by Infernarl to Technology (7 answers total)
Does it have to be in camera?
posted by RustyBrooks at 5:44 PM on August 22, 2011

You may know this: it's not a consumer digital camera, but the iPhone has an app or two that allows you to stitch in both directions, allowing you to create a spherical panorama.
posted by suedehead at 5:46 PM on August 22, 2011

Yep, it's Photosynth for the iPhone and it's great!
posted by adiabat at 6:54 PM on August 22, 2011

Photosynth does that, as adiabat and suedehead suggest.

Canon Powershot cameras used to do that, but I don't know if they still do. The G1 and S30 had a square (2x2) stitch mode.

Looks like the G10 may have been the last model with square mode.
posted by b1tr0t at 6:57 PM on August 22, 2011

- yes is must be done in camera.

- I don't consider the iphone a camera in terms of this question.

- I currently use the poweshot S3. It has what is called a "stitch assist" which helps you line up pictures to be stitched later on a computer. It does not stitch in-camera.
posted by Infernarl at 7:19 PM on August 22, 2011

Auto-stitch for iPhone does this very well.
posted by czyz at 7:33 PM on August 22, 2011

Can you say more about what you want to do with the resulting images?

Do you need extremely large (high resolution) pictures, or are you just trying to capture more in a frame?

If the latter, then forget stitching, just get a camera with a wide angle lens.
posted by b1tr0t at 4:00 PM on August 23, 2011

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