Limitations of the panorama mode:
•• The zoom position is fixed to the W end.
•• [Stabilizer] does not work when it is set to [ ] (Normal).
•• Since the aperture value and shutter speed are automatically controlled during panorama picture recording, settings made by the aperture ring or shutter speed dial are disabled.
•• The focus, exposure and White Balance are all fixed to optimal values for the first picture. If the focusing or brightness of pictures recorded as part of a panorama picture after the first picture are significantly different from those of the first picture, the panorama picture as a whole (when all pictures are stitched together) may not have consistent focus and brightness.
•• When the picture effect (Filter) is set, [White Balance] is fixed to [AWB].
•• Since several pictures are stitched together to create a panorama picture, some subjects may be distorted or the joining portions of successively taken pictures that are stitched may be noticeable.
Panorama pictures may not be created or pictures may not be recorded properly when taking pictures of the following subjects or when taking pictures in the following recording conditions:
••Subjects that have a continuous monotone or pattern (sky, beach, etc.)
••Moving subjects (person, pet, vehicle, waves, or flowers swaying in the wind, etc.)
••Subjects whose colours or patterns change quickly (such as an image appearing on a display)
••Locations with a flickering light source (fluorescent lamp, candle light, etc.)