Where the image is stitched is a trade off.
In camera stitching is easier, but the camera will not be able to take pictures as fast while preserving a good quality.
Stitching in post production takes more time, especially on a phone, compared to just copying everyting off an SD card.
I have 2 questions I have not been able to find an answer to:
- How fast can the camera take images, e.g. are there 2 or 8 seconds between images in time lapse mode.
- What resolution and file format does it use? Is it full 24 MPix jpg or is it just making a video in 3.5K?
From the video I have seen the stitching is very good. I have seen mentions of shooting in raw, which will make it easier to adjust images. The question is if that applies to time lapse and how it affects the speed.
This may be the next camera I reckomend people to get.
In http://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=566168&highlight=camera I see this:
Video Recording : normal, quick, time-lapse, cycle recording
Photo Taking: normal, timer
That does not look good, because time-lapse is mentioned under video. Perhaps the camera will be hackable, like Xiaomi Yi, or apps will be able to trigger it automatically. But right now, I would not buy it.