One of the features of the Sony NEX-5 EVIL camera is its ability to capture pictures in what Sony call “sweep panorama” mode. To quote from Sony this allows the user to:
“create breathtaking panoramic images with a huge angle of view. It’s beautifully simple to use: just press the shutter button and sweep the NEX-5/NEX-3 camera from side to side, or up and down.”
Underwater panoramas have long been a goal of many underwater photographers, particularly of reef scenes. It is perhaps inevitable therefore, that this new mode has been recognized as being able to provide new creative possibilities. Paul Duxfield of Cameras Underwater shot this panorama of Shark and Yolana Reefs, Ras Mohamedd, Egypt with an NEX-5 in December last year.