Help: RX 100 M4 Panorama mode not working

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by Bob Minion, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Bob Minion

    Bob Minion New to SC

    Jul 13, 2016

    I recently bought an RX 100 M4 based on its positive reviews. Now that I am exploring the cameras features, I constantly ran into the issue that the camera is not able to take panoramic pictures.

    I have tried vairous settings for "Direction of movement" and picture size but nothing seem to help.
    Most of the time I get the error: "Move straight in direction of arrow" I can't say how often I tried it, if set to Right, I move the camera to the right, if set to Left, I move it to the left etc. but so far without success.

    Sometime, when I ran out of patience, and moved the camera quickly, I got of course the message, "Move camera slowly"

    Summary is: I have not been able to take a single panoramic shot.
    This is a $1000 camera. The fact that something so simple is not working on a high end piece of equipement frustrates me.

    Is there anybody out there in this forum who has some advice? Could this be a software issue for which an update exists?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Best regards,
    Bob Minion
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Real Name:
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Bob and welcome to the Lounge. I just googled THIS and hope you might find an answer.
  3. mattia

    mattia SC Regular

    Dec 20, 2013
    I assume you're moving the camera in the direction of the arrow on the screen, right (just checkin)?

    Other question - what lighting conditions are you trying this in? The camera (at least the mark 1) will need enough light to shoot a 1/500 second exposure. Also try your first panos on distant subjects without too much in the foreground to cause parallax problems. It does take a little practice, and it's not as slick and simple as, say, an iPhone, but I do find it works reasonably well. For optimum quality, however, I just shoot a series of overlapping frames and combine them myself in post. Better results overall.
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