Sony has been touting the new and improved Sweep Panorama mode on the DSC-H55 and I got a chance to try it out on the show floor. Pressing the shutter starts a sequence of up to 100 captures and stitches them together automatically and impressively quickly. The images are too big to post unedited, but the original version of the one posted above checks in at 4912×1080. It’s also worth noting that the man in the vertical one was walking toward me resulting in the crazy-legs effect in the frame.
Obviously, results would be improved with better lighting conditions, but the results are actually pretty impressive. What surprised me the most is how quickly the process happens, displaying results almost instantly. The original files span the range between roughly 2.5-3.5 MB. More after the jump.