The Sony Cyber-shot WX5 is the more traditionally designed sibling to the Sony TX9. Like its touchscreen sibling, the WX5 features a 12.2-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and is powered by Sony’s BIONZ processor. The WX5 features a 5x optical zoom (24-120mm equivalent) with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, and offers a sensitivity range of ISO 125-3200. [click to continue…]
iPhone photographers are getting improvements in panoramic efforts with the latest version of the AutoStitch iPhone app. You can use AutoStitch 3.0 to create iPhone panoramic images up to 20MP in size. The app will also adjust for brightness variations across a range of images. AutoStitch 3.0 also allows you to share your images on Facebook or via email from within the app.
AutoStitch 3.0 runs $2.99 and is available through the App Store in the Photography category. The full App Store name is AutoStitch Panorama.
Earlier this week, Gigapan announced the upcoming availability of the new EPIC Pro robotic panoramic mount for DSLRs with an expected release date of next month. I just got word from Gigapan that the EPIC is already available and in stock.
You can head on over to the Gigapan store if you’ve got one of these on your shopping list.
GigaPan is introducing several new EPIC robotic, panorama mounts today. If you aren’t familiar with GigaPan products, these mounts allow you to make massive multi-gigapixel images with your camera by capturing literally hundreds of images that are stitched together in post-processing software. Popular images shot with the GigaPan system include the Obama Inauguration and the 2009 World Series.
The GigaPan EPIC and EPIC 100 are slated for use with point and shoot cameras and smaller DSLRs. Both models are currently available at gigapansystems.com for $349 and $449, respectively.
The GigaPan EPIC Pro is designed to work with DSLRs are larger lenses with up to a 10 lbs combined weight. The EPIC Pro should be available in April 2010 for $895 from gigapansystems.com.
All GigaPan EPIC models come with GigaPan Stitch, which “automatically combines and blends hundreds of photos into one seamless gigapixel panorama, then uploads it to GigaPan.com, where users can zoom into the detail, discover, explore and share.”
The Seitz Roundshot VR Drive “s” is a high-speed automated panorama head. The mount automatically rotates the attached camera and allows it to capture up to 5 frames per second as part of a panoramic image. The Roundshot VR Drive “s” is available directly from Seitz’s website.