Panoramas with the GX8

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by NikonD300, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. NikonD300

    NikonD300 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 24, 2011
    Can I shoot in Panorama mode on my GX8 while holding the camera vertically and panning horizontally (left to right)? Unless I am missing a setting, it only allows me to hold the camera horizontally.
  2. longviewer

    longviewer Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    SW Washington (Longview area)
    Jim R
    I can't say with certainty - but I've yet to see a camera that could do pano and not allow it in vertical orientation.
  3. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    I can confirm that you can change the orientation.
  4. marz

    marz Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Pyrenees, France
    You can, its just that the setting can only be changed with the camera in panorama mode...
  5. NikonD300

    NikonD300 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 24, 2011
    Yes, that was my problem! Thank you!
  6. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2012
    I'm interested in the GX8's panorama mode. Is the pano file jpg only, or can you save a pano in RAW? Thanks!
  7. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    JPG only. I have a pano from a recent trip, shot with the camera held vertically, that is 5888 x 2560 pixels. IMO the pixel size will vary vertically due to mislignment from frame to frame and horizontally due to factors like frame overlap and total pano swing.

    FWIW I consider this type of pano kind of a snapshot. For more serious landscape panos I will hand-hold and pivot while taking multiple overlapping photos. I always save RAW/JPG so this gives me the raw material to do a higher-quality stitched pano in post. For most uses, though, the in-camera panos are quite nice.

    Edit: Not that the in-camera panos are bad. Here's one from a couple of weeks ago SOOC:
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2016
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