Sony add 3D panorama mode to NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras

Sony has released a new firmware update for their NEX-3 and NEX-5 interchangeable lens cameras, which adds the ability to record in 3D Sweep Panorama mode.  The new mode – which updates the NEX camera's ability to create panoramic photos simply by holding down the shutter release and panning across a scene – outputs images with 3D depth information that can be later shown on compatible Sony 3D HDTVs.

Meanwhile the update also improves the performance of the regular, 2D mode, and reduces power consumption in standby.  Finally the cameras should load up faster when in low-light conditions.  The Sony NEX-5 update is here while the Sony NEX-3 update is here.

[Thanks Baz!]