The technology uses the Sweep Panorama feature Sony introduced last year to its range of point-and-shoot cameras. The feature, also included in the NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras, lets users take panoramic images by sweeping a scene from left to right. The camera's software will then stitch the images together to create a panorama.
By utilising this feature, the updated software creates a 3D panorama that can be "enjoyed in 3D when the camera is connected to a 3D Bravia or a compatible 3D TV." The TV set will broadcast two sets of images - one for the left eye, the other for the right eye - creating the illusion of 3D.
The firmware update also offers other enhancements such as improved 2D Sweep Panorama shooting and quicker start-up in low-light conditions.
To download the update, visit support.sony-europe.com/dime/DSLR/DSLR.aspx.
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