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Full-res Sony Xperia Z camera samples surface from CES

13 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Full-res Sony Xperia Z camera samples surface from CES - read the full textLucky fellow journalists got the chance to smuggle out an Xperia Z outside the CES grounds for a short photo shoot and they've published the results. Sony made a real splash with their Xperia Z and ZL announcement at CES this year. Besides the 5-inch 1080p screen, the Xperia Z features a 13MP...

 

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why people complaint regarding making devices in china. now a days almost every company do this b,coz in china cost of manufurtking is to less then other. Apple, nokia dell, hp, etc

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  • 2013-01-13 16:08
  • 6Qpi

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-13 15:39 from mG@@ - click to readTVs also have processors, but its possible they use som kind of chip on those. Mobile Bravia Engine is not the same anyway. For TVs BE3 is already the normal now, my Sony TV also has BE3.

http://developer.sonymobile.co...ained-video/

"When the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine is running, a software layer is applied to the decoding step for images and video, where the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine processing is done in real-time."

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  • 2013-01-13 16:02
  • Kg{w

> In reply to vortex v @ 2013-01-13 15:57 from 9xea - click to readbut not made by foxconn , sony has many plan ts in the world and china is a region also , remember the huge number of devices needed , however they are made under sony's plants and sony's requirements and valuability

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  • 2013-01-13 16:00
  • MDVw

> In reply to Jean.androidfan @ 2013-01-13 15:52 from MDVw - click to readactually samsung is also using sony camera sensors. they were supposed to use sony's 13mp sensors but the supplies weren't enough so they settled for 8mp for the galaxy s3.

it's worth pointing out, however, that the xperia z's showcased at CES 2013 were made in china. the "made in china" mark was prominent in the review videos posted on youtube. there may be some drawback here considering that many people are averse to made in china products. of course, i am aware that not everything china-made is bad.

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  • 2013-01-13 15:57
  • 9xea

> In reply to yowh @ 2013-01-13 15:55 from wHrS - click to readnot yet finalized

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  • 2013-01-13 15:57
  • MDVw

the pictures are not incredible enough to turn me on

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  • 2013-01-13 15:55
  • wHrS

> In reply to Syed Adnan @ 2013-01-13 15:41 from vI7N - click to readyes nokia employee yes , talk as you want , you are fooling yourself , nobody cares, sony never fakes because yhey know they hav the best while nokia are living in the stone age , 185g less capable phone , fakes, wp8 ...

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  • 2013-01-13 15:53
  • MDVw

the led technology for sony screens with the amazing Bravia engine 2 with full hd and with the exmor rs low light very capable 13mp sensor which is more than amazing even in its beta phase ( very light , small but very very capable while nokia makes an 8mp 100g camera!)Lumia 920 showed not being a beast and being good but not as leaked , Sony you are the only awesome company, do you know that even samsung wanted to use sony cameras but sony refused , and that the innovative LG uses sony's cameras and apple also uses sony's and even more , talk as you want , downvote as you want , lie as you want , android ( Google as a company also) and sony are the future

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  • 2013-01-13 15:52
  • MDVw

Look at the edges of that iPhone , how scratched they are , really Crapple .

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  • 2013-01-13 15:51
  • aqs8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-13 15:39 from mG@@ - click to readif you are a true sony fan, please don't be ignorant. you are embarrassing other sony supporters. bravia is a software proprietary to sony. it makes pictures and videos sharper and with better contrast. please read more. know more. we sony supporters shouldn't be fighting. we should be learning from each other. you have to give it up and just do a search of what bravia is.

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  • 2013-01-13 15:48
  • 9xea

its good and all but after watching the OIS on 920, this fails to impress, other than that its pretty good

P.S from a sony fanboy

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  • 2013-01-13 15:41
  • vI7N

> In reply to Aiibo @ 2013-01-13 15:37 from JFj9 - click to readBoy, Bravia engine is a chip inside the phone you can also find it in TV's so it's hardware.

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  • 2013-01-13 15:39
  • mG@@

> In reply to Ziad Mohamed @ 2013-01-13 15:02 from fkeL - click to readTotally agree!

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  • 2013-01-13 15:38
  • MZ52

> In reply to VCRP @ 2013-01-13 15:00 from Ss@i - click to readYou are both ignorant. Bravia engine is software, but IPS can not be batter then TFT becouse IPS is a variant of TFT. The same goes for PVA displays that are used in Sony mobile phones and TVs. Yes, PVA has worse viewing angles than IPs, but it has deeper blacks and better contrast. So it's not infirior technology, just diferent.

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  • 2013-01-13 15:37
  • JFj9

> In reply to [deleted post]Bravia engine is hardware part, you need go to bed and sleep.

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  • 2013-01-13 15:35
  • mG@@

I own an older model of Xperia and i must say Sony puts an extra effort in order to make its smartphones' camera look dashing. Xperia Z is the next chapter in this book, but we have to wait and see how ZTE Grand S, announced at CES 2013, toughens the situation around Xperia Z with its 13MP rear camera. Read their all contrasting specs at http://www.etechmag.com/2013/0...-note-2.html

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  • 2013-01-13 15:24
  • my31

amazing cam result and it is still in beta stage.

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  • 2013-01-13 15:24
  • tZu4

> In reply to VCRP @ 2013-01-13 15:00 from Ss@i - click to readbravia engine it is software but the ips panels don't give that sharpness that comes from tft and if you look in an every day scenario the ips viewing angles work great on a tv not on a personal device

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  • 2013-01-13 15:20
  • Pc5P

I tend to agree some of the last comments:

stills quality lacks of details for a 13MP sensor, i doubt it's jpg compression since i have noticed that on Sony Exmor sensors (Xperia Ray, S3, Xperia T).

Imo, slow video continuous focus is not an advantage especially if you can't manually refocus. My friend's xperia T is often disappointing while recording videos.

Hopefully TFT is just some description mistake unless they added some new tech inside.

Bravia engine is pure software (i got a Xperia Ray with it), btw it's only for hype.

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  • 2013-01-13 15:19
  • m86k

"From what we see, image sharpness is not ideal at 100% magnification but other than that, we definitely see improvement over last year's Xperia T. The noise levels are lower and the exposure metering seems correct."

Reason for the low sharpness: noise reduction and small lens.

Yes, the noise levels may be low, but take a look at one side effect of the noise reduction in the samples. Look at the trees in the first sample. Smeared like an impressionistic painting and not sharp at all.

This just like any other small pixel, small lens camera: you need a LOT of light to get acceptable results - or an optical image stabilization system(which increases the motion blur).

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  • 2013-01-13 15:14
  • niyy

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