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Z5 Panorama Low Quality

Learner
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Z5 Panorama Low Quality

Hi guys,

I recently purchased a Z5, upgrading from an iPhone 5S.
I've noticed that the panoramas come out just awful. The resolution is low and I get a lot of 'shaking lines' despite none appearing on my iPhone and both were taken with very minimal movement. There don't seem to be any individual Panorama settings but all other settings including the basic camera are set to the highest resolution.

I took a comparison shot of my kitchen with both my 5S and the Z5 and the difference was significant and immediately noticeable. Am I missing something that improves the quality or do I have to just put up with less than acceptable Panorama quality for a phone of this calibre?

Thanks for your help!
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Emperor
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Re: Z5 Panorama Low Quality

@Paulie769

 

I understand your frustration, the Panorama mode has not been updated nor improved since the Xperia Arc back in 2011

 

what I do is upload all the picture to google and it will create panoramas, or you can stitch them with third party apps, or on a computer or you can try different panorama apps on the play store. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Apprentice
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Re: Z5 Panorama Low Quality

Hope Sony will update the Panorama app and Pro manual mode app, we need manual shutter speed etc
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Regular
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Re: Z5 Panorama Low Quality

It's really quite embarrassing, the xperia phone's are entirely capable of taking good panoramas but as you've noted they haven't made any improvements to it for years.

 

They've pretty much neglected the camera software on Xperia since they took over from Ericcsson.

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Learner
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Re: Z5 Panorama Low Quality

Would love to hear a response from Sony on this one... *hint hint*