FriendlyFoe, 18 Nov 2015It's the same as their old interface. The buttons are just moved around. I use this phone on h... moreI have to agree at some points, the contrast sometimes seems too high but there is a way around it, its the camera hardware button. When you press it halfway the camera locks at that brightness and contrast level so make sure to lock at an area that makes the picture just perfect, and then turn to your subject and fully press the camera button.
I used to do it on my W995 all the time, extremely useful if you want to avoid overexposure and darkening in shadows.
FriendlyFoe, 18 Nov 2015It's the same as their old interface. The buttons are just moved around. I use this phone on h... moreI use Xperia Z2, the diplay is clear enough when take photos, you have to know how to manage the Brightness or Adaptive brightness, this is same to many others. I use Samsung which have to adjust the brightness too.
vrvly, 17 Nov 2015Shame that simplifying the interface not make it more useful, you cannot record video /take a ... moreActually i like that .
I cant count how many times i accidently press the video button when i want to take photo .
It's the same as their old interface. The buttons are just moved around. I use this phone on hikes when I can't be bothered taking my DSLR. I use the manual mode and it's one of the worst interfaces. Manual mode is not vary manual. You can only change white balance, ISO and exposure compensation and that's it. But even those settings are more that two taps away so it's sort of useless. Not many manual settings makes manual mode feel like auto. If you want a real manual camera interface you should look at the Nokia 1020 and LG G4. Another problem with taking photos is the screen. The screen makes images really contrasty, shadows really dark and brights too bright. It makes the images look bad but when I view on another screen they look better. So it makes me take a bunch of images and edit them later on my computer. I can't trust the screen. Don't even get me started on it's useless HDR.
I really like these Sony Xperia phones but I am reluctant to get another one when my contract ends. It's I hate the screen, camera and it's UI other than that the phone is great. If you want a great Android Xperias are good but if you want a phone primarily for it's camera look elsewhere.
well sony should improve outpot quality post processing than making things simple but same quality.... i know that it is rated as best but...i think that they could do something better based that they are sensor makers.
vrvly, 17 Nov 2015thats what I mean, 1button: either take a shot / record, u have to tap twice to record if in s... moreSo i've thinked right, you don't have the phone, i don't think you know what this update means and you just wanted to comment to feel smart or something, for taking pictures is simple as one touch and for video just one swipe up, i think it's not hard enough but for peoples like you that don't have the device you think it's good to bash things
Qrt, 17 Nov 2015What are you talking about the camera app is greater now if you really have the z5 wich i doub... morethats what I mean, 1button: either take a shot / record, u have to tap twice to record if in shooting mode(from what I know).
copy23, 17 Nov 2015hellooo...?! the camera only change the aspect, the UI...nothing more have changed!
Sony st... moreerr no, sony ericsson with underpowered single core CPU , shitty TFT screen and bloated timescape ? ugh no thanks.
people are caught up in nostalgia and blinded by it.
sound quality is there, and walkman app is now music , who cares? the name doesnt make the quality better does it ? there is a reason apple doenst call the music app on their phone ipod anymore.
yo if you do miss ericsson phone, there is always ebay :P
Qrt, 17 Nov 2015What are you talking about the camera app is greater now if you really have the z5 wich i doub... morehellooo...?! the camera only change the aspect, the UI...nothing more have changed!
Sony still doing the same error with that...Sony make the sensors, and i dont know why they dont put more enffort to do the best in they software department, because i see better pictures in all other high end devices and not in Sony itself.
See more grain, not so best focus and really more slower taking pictures than others.
I already have a lot of Sony phones but i give it away and no more buy them because theyr camera app and quality, yes, the sound quality and walkman app was gone too so...no more Sony to me!
I hope Sony think selling this mobile division to anyone who can do better because at this moment they doing nothing, and even a 4K display, a good looking phone dont make me change my opinion!
I really iss the OLD SONY ERICSSON division, they made the best phones ever! Sony dont get even close alone.
vrvly, 17 Nov 2015Shame that simplifying the interface not make it more useful, you cannot record video /take a ... moreWhat are you talking about the camera app is greater now if you really have the z5 wich i doubt you don't know to use your phoneand btw where you take picture is a big button for a ''simple'' touch but maybe you are blind
Shame that simplifying the interface not make it more useful, you cannot record video /take a shot by simple touch, you got to change the mode, also they forgot to "simplify" manual setting that is not easily accessible at all. Simple interface just to look at is stupidity, feel sorry for Z line.