I can't seem to get the panorama function to work. I can see the option on my screen but when I press the jog dial right it simply won't skip onto the option in the menu.
I have fresh batteries in, and an empty 16Mb Card. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Panorama mode?
The panorama mode SmartMedia cards are special function cards sold only by Olympus. I had a 2mb card with this function with my C-820L, however, I found that the panorama software available from companies like LivePicture and others works much better (and is much easier to use), than trying to use the special function card to do the same thing.
With the panorama software instead of card, you can use anyone's SmartMedia. Did you buy your C2000Z here in Europe? I'm interested to know what software (if any) was included. I bought mine in the States and brought it back; it included panorama software from Enroute Imaging called "QuickStitch". I haven't used it since I already have "PhotoVista" from Live Picture.
The other reason I opted not to use the special function panorama card from Olympus is that it requires the LCD viewer to be on while shooting; as you probably are beginning to discover, the LCD eats batteries, so I avoid it at all possible costs to try and conserve them.
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Forget the in-pano function and use a free stitching program off the internet. When shooting panoramas, you need to be in aperature priority or manual mode so as to keep the exposure consistant, especially going into the sun or away from it in your pictures. Although this is good practice, it is not needed for a few stitch programs as they average out all the exposures and make the entire pic uniform. This works pretty good in all but the most demanding exposure swings.
To access the panorama mode in the camera you need to be in P mode.
To set the P mode you need to press the Ok button right arrow to P for Program Auto and press Ok. Then as long as you are using an Olympus xD card you should be able to go to menu and highlight the Panorama option.
Spin the selection wheel to "camera" mode. Press th middle "function/ok" button on the back. the first selection is AUTO or P "program". The default is AUTO...change it to PROGRAM. It needs to be in PROGRAM for it to work. I just figured it out...it works great. Good Luck!
I don't believe this is the solution Icritchi is looking for. The issue (that I also have) is that the panorama mode cannot be selected at all, no matter what setting the dial is on. I've read in one post on Yahoo that this is because the camera needs to have an Olypmus XD memory card (and not one from another manufacturer). Furthermore, the adapter that Olympus provides for a micro-sd card also does not allow you to use the panorama setting. This is complete bulls*it on Olympus's part. What were they thinking!?
If I remember my last Olympus camera it would only work in Panorama mode with an official Olympus memory card. No third party cards would enable that feature. My instructions read "An Olympus xD-Picture Card is
required for panorama shooting." If you are using an official Olympus xD-Picture card, there may be a problem with your camera.
You can easily make panorama pictures with your D-390 by “stitching” together multiple pictures. First, activate the panorama mode on the camera by selecting Mode Menu - Camera - Panorama. Take your pictures while making sure to overlap the edges of the images. Download your pictures to a computer and then use the “Panorama” function in Camedia Master to stitch them together. For more detailed information, please refer to the camera documentation.