Yes, the AW100 has a panoramic mode. It works by taking a photo of the most left part of the scene, turn a little to the right, overlay the shadow of the first pic, take a photo, and repeat. It will do a 360 photo that way. The way Sony does the panorama is much better. Good luck in getting the pano shots printed.
Yep. There's an easy mode that lets you scan the horizon without having to take separate shots. And there's the mode if you do want to take separate shots and put it together with whatever program you use to do so. I really like panoramic mode :) it's nice to catch the sunset and the beach!