Ale, 02 Jun 2015Nice article, yet pointless here are the 'Steadyshot' feature in the Z series is that in name ... moreAha, steadyshot is not integrated into the sensor, its a tech layer above the sensor
Link where it says its spoof only?
While you search, here is an example of z3 stabilization capabilities with steadyshot and intelligent active mode that mostly puts OIS to shame:
TannHauser, 01 Jun 2015Here, learn
http://www.brayebrookobservatory.org/BrayObsWebSite/HOMEPAGE/OIS_M%26M.htmlNice article, yet pointless here are the 'Steadyshot' feature in the Z series is that in name only my Sony obsessed friend!
Thats right Sony has pulled a fast one of a sort, you see whilst there are both sensor and optical based versions of Steadyshot that Sony employ across their digital camera range, neither of which are used int their imx220 series sensors. It's digital im affraid, it works by cropping the image and then using software (not hardware) to stabilize. They've called it Steadyshot just to it a better marketing name than 'DIS', but it is im affraid digital.
Now as to the optical vs sensor shift debate, well like cmos vs ccd,digital vs film, jpeg vs raw and on and on etc, it is in the end subjective, there are pros and cons to both.
Say also who need Fingerprint I draw a sign same thing just not tell anything about mobile and something so Not Important. Never had use it anyway when if get my fingerprint photo on Internet and Pay that way just not Safe need Real and Same Protection use on Computor today in mobile so not get it Hacked...
I own a Z2 and use 15 pixel take facerekognition smile and use Multifocus, ISO aoto,meeting Multi.
when start Camera that set come up as a Automode for me take Awsome Photo`s.
Use a ScanDisk 32 gig Ultra are to update it with ScanDisk 64 gig Extreme.
just say my Old Xperia S still work just fine my son have it.
But much talk about how much Crap Sony Camera are Why do Ipine 6,LGg4, Samsung, Huawei and more Use Xperia S to Z Camera inside ???? they use Sony Xperia Old Camera Tech inside how much Crap can it be. Sony did this first 3 month of year Earn 1,2 Billion$ on Only Iphone6 sell get pay 20$\unit so say when LGg4 and Samsung put up there pay Sony get a Lot in Pay in sell this Old Camera Tech and allmost everyone use it in mobile today are Nokia\microsoft and Think M9 had that one..........
TannHauser, 02 Jun 2015Cost? It ll be cheaper than lg4 and s6... Doesnt have OIS, fingerprint scan? It has extra +... moreAhh.. speaker is cheap, even Alcatel has 1,3watt one. QHD, Fingerscanner and OIS are hi end features, only can be found in high end phones. Oh, i thought its $800.. I am sorry ill check it again later..
AvanRyder, 02 Jun 2015I dont want to talk about advantage or disadvantage. What if we talk about 'cost'. FHD costs l... moreCost? It ll be cheaper than lg4 and s6...
Doesnt have OIS, fingerprint scan?
It has extra +speaker, sd810 not sd808,the most expensive camera sensor, pricier bulid than g4...
Should compare price to other big name flags, not chinese ones
Cause ofcourse chinese are cheaper....
About OIS, read link below about steadyshot....its tech, not software...
TannHauser, 01 Jun 2015Qhd is not an advantage if it has a negative effect on battery and graphic performance....and ... moreI dont want to talk about advantage or disadvantage. What if we talk about 'cost'. FHD costs less than QHD, ofcourse there is a cost to add finger print scanner for hard ware and software, let make it simple.No fingerprint scanner means No cost for it, right?, and there is cost for OIS, again No cost for OIS. SO, Z4 should be CHEAPER.. Z4 has OIS called steady shot? its clear you even dont know what OIS is. We cant justify $800 Z4..
Ale, 01 Jun 2015I well enough clued up on the do's and dont's of night photography thanks.
Still mistaking ... moreBecause you replied to my comment, and I have uterly opossite experience, and even gave a link to night and lowlight xperia Z series camera shots gallery so people reading could actually see why I am of opossite opinion...
What do you so arogantly expect: me not to reply to you, and not provide some evidence to my claim and opinion?
TannHauser, 01 Jun 2015Qhd is not an advantage if it has a negative effect on battery and graphic performance....and ... moreOh come on!!
Steadyshoot in the Z series is not ois at all, it's Digital based stabilisation. You do know the difference yes????
Effective it is yes, about the same as the iphones 5S and 6 (which are regarded as among the best 'dis' phone camera's) but it is not ois!
If your going prattle on like your some kind of expert then get your facts right!
TannHauser, 31 May 2015Are you nuts!!!!???
It makes perfect night shots, guess you just dont know how to make them..... moreI well enough clued up on the do's and dont's of night photography thanks.
Still mistaking criticism for ignorance I see! Your arrogance is ridiculous.
I speak from direct experience when I voice my disappointment with the Z series camera, why this seems to bother you so much....who knows....who cares!
AvanRyder, 31 May 2015It lacks high end features like QHD screen, OIS, fingerprint scanner. It should be priced arou... moreQhd is not an advantage if it has a negative effect on battery and graphic performance....and it has....
Fingerprint scanner, ok, but to most unnecessary, just an additional security feature, not in any way advancement to user experience...
All Z Xperias have OIS, but it is sensor based (and called Steadyshot), not lens based...go google what is more convenient and more effective...
AvanRyder, 31 May 2015It lacks high end features like QHD screen, OIS, fingerprint scanner. It should be priced arou... moreQHD on this screen size is not a high-end feature, but an unnecessary and unwelcome feature.
AvanRyder, 31 May 2015It lacks high end features like QHD screen, OIS, fingerprint scanner. It should be priced arou... morei don't know guys-why are u so obsessed with dirt cheap low build quality phones...HAVE ANY OF U GUYS BASHING HERE EVER HELD A SONY??
-ITS A "PRE"VIEW OF A "PRE"PRODUCTION Z3PLUS HANDSET...can't u guys wait for the review of a production set???
It would be nice to review and test the high definition high bit Bluetooth feature LDAC, apparently this is decent audio feature with satisfy the audiophile with added no compromise wireless feature, sadly, compatible headphones are still pricy
It lacks high end features like QHD screen, OIS, fingerprint scanner. It should be priced around $550, yes the same price with prettier Xiaomi mi note pro or lower..
TannHauser, 31 May 2015No I am not kidding at all, and do have high standards. And I believe you are lying or havent ... moreHe is probably trolling, yesterday I tested side by side an iPhone 6 vs my Z3c in low light shots with and without flash, both on 8MP and I even stayed in superior auto and the results were equally good... The iPhone images were shaper but a lot noisier, color were truer though...While the Z3c images were softer but with very little noise, and color was not as real but more light came into the image even without flash.
The Z3c is definitely on par with the other flagships of 2014
Non user replaceable battery should not be a disadvantage for a waterproof phone.
I absolutely agree with sokyuu and others who have actually owned sony z phones. The camera sucks ass. I fell for that 21mp sony sensor crap. The front cam on my z2 was pure VGA. Superior auto takes only 8mp photos and 21mp is only 4:3. My Oppo 7a had a sony 13mp and it was a beauty. Even with 3gb ram and similar CPU games used to stutter and the body used to heat up like hell. The cheap glass over camera would get scratched easily. Finally got rid of it. Now on moto turbo. Will def buy Oppo r7 plus or a new find model. Guys don't fall for this sony shit. Go to the story and try the camera.