Sure a panorama setting on a prosumer or professional camera can be viewed as a gimmick but I couldn’t help but try it out. I have to admit, I’m impressed with Fuji’s implementation on the X-T1 after evaluating the feature while traveling in Europe and Ecuador this past year. I even attempted to recreate the in-camera magic by combining 3 panned photos, taken on my D800E, in Photoshop CS6 using the Photomerge feature. Unfortunately for the purist deep inside me, I found the method implemented by Fuji to be much quicker by comparison and still very accurate.
Here are a few examples taken with the Fuji X-T1: followed by an image produced by combining 3 photos taken with the D800E Photoshop’s Photomerge feature:
Lisbon’s Baixa, Chiado & Bairro Alto districts – Taken from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.
Alfama district – Taken from the Largo das Portas do Sol.
Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve, Ecuador
…And this last image composed of three photos, taken on the D800E, combined using Photoshop CS6’s “Photomerge” feature:
Beach Resort in Mompiche, Ecuador