Yesterday I started playing around with my camera's "panoramic" mode. I'm hooked! I can shoot either in landscape or portrait. Landscape orientation gives you the standard super-wide panoramic shots. But portrait orientation gives you an awesome 16:9 wide angle shot, with a relative minimum of distortion (except up close). The image size is significantly smaller (9 MP vs. 16 MP), but for non-critical shots this could be my poor-man's wide angle lens!