But will it blend?
Felix E Klee: Why not get rid of the process of taking a photo as well? The app could use GPS and compass to estimate what sight you are aiming at. Together with weather information, it could select a nice picture from Flickr, of say the Eiffel tower.
Why stop there? Mount the camera/phone on a drone, and let it wander about in, e.g. a national park, taking pictures by itself ;-) It'd be interesting to see the results, I reckon.
Quick note: live filters work on the 4S too, not just 5 and up.
(I have a 4S)
Menneisyys: 1, IMHO, it was very silly of them to put the square setting in the main mode selector. Now, it takes a lot more time to switch between pano and video/photo modes. With iOS6, it was far faster. They should have put it in filters - at least on filter-capable handsets.
2, I'll re-run the very thorough video lossless zoom / 60 fps tests I've run during the beta and report back on whether the bugs have been ironed out in the final version of the 7.0.
"a lot more time" – do you switch between the two often enough for that to be an issue? And really, it's like half a second or less – you don't have to stop at each thing on the way; you can keep swiping to go from Video to Pano in one go. Sure, some of the animations in the rest of the OS could probably do with being faster (the wake from lock, for instance), since they're used much more often.
AngryCorgi: The human eye comment is interesting. I've seen 40mm and 42mm referred to as the "same AOV as the human eye", but never an AOV as narrow as 48mm. This proves that marketing is worth exactly nil.
The angle of view of the average human eye is more like 180 degrees, as is obvious if you just test it: see how far you can move your hands back before you can no longer see them when looking straight ahead.
The 40–50mm range is, I guess, the AoV of the foveal part of our vision, which of course is much narrower.
rogerml: " - When Fujifilm launched the X system in January 2012 . . ."
The FinePix X100 launched early 2011, wasn't it? And I always thought it was Fuji's first X system camera, - even though it's not an interchangeable lens camera.
They do differentiate: the system cameras have a hyphen after the X ;)