Panorama Photo Options

Yesterday I took two panoramic shots of the same scene with two different cameras. Here are the results.

Blackcomb Pano II
Canon EOS 40D and a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens

Blackcomb Today — Pano
Apple iPhone 3GS

Now there is no doubt which is better. The first was taken with a Canon EOS 40D and a EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens. The second with an iPhone 3GS, stitched with software on the spot, and sent to the internet within minutes. Another minute and I could have had it cropped in the app. But it was a bit chilly. I know which is a better picture but I also know which camera I would rather carry while snowboarding. The best camera is the one you’re willing to carry and it’s not always the best camera.