Our über powerful phones have some nifty features for shooting photos or video. Many of these “consumer” features would likely be missing from high-end cameras.
Take the panorama mode for example. Just point and rotate and you have instant results. It also causes some interesting side-effects when used wrongly (or done on purpose).
Check out this collection of panorama shots gone wrong (or right, in some cases):
1. Compact version of the London bus
2. Star of Evil Dead 2?
3. G-forces stretch racecar
4. Long arm of the braw?
5. Interior photo panorama fail
6. Interior panorama done right
7. Topless picnic in the woods
8. Hand head freak
9. The Blob Girl
10. Antigravity sea shore
11. Rabbit Dog Hybrid
12. Hideous ogre in a park
13. Melted dog
14. Gruesome dive
15. Longest horse in the world
16. Two legged cat
17. Topless freak
18. Tiny cars panorama
19. Strangest Superhero
Sure, you could take multiple shots of the desired scene with your shiny DSLR. The resulting high resolution shots will be sharp and nicely exposed. Once you stitch them together, you will have an amazing panorama. However, achieving funny or horrible results like these just isn’t as easy as it is with phones.
Panorama Tip (applies to shooting with a camera or a phone): Shoot in a vertical, portrait mode. In landscape/horizontal mode, it is more difficult to align the frames accurately. More importantly, the output photo will come out really long and narrow.