galaxys6owner, 27 Feb 2017They are using a IMX498 sesonr and samsun is pretty good at camera sensors too.They use their ... moreIts call multi-aspect sensor, do your homework first. Different portion of sensor is used when shooting 16:9(wider view) or 4:3(taller view), this way the field of view and resolution is not wasted thus resulting total of 24.6mp sensor but since the most used is 4:3(at 22.6mp) hence advertised as 23mp
While other brand just crop the image from 4:3 sensor (exp: 12mp 4:3 will be around 9mp in 16:9 + loss of view vertically result from croping)
My Next Smartphone! SONY Xperia XZ Premium Dual in Luminous Chrome. Wow! Just Wow! hahaha
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2017sony holds 50% of camera sensor market, $5Billion per year. apple,samsung,pixel and chinese oe... moreAnd that is the only market where Sony is growing, the rest of them, including mobile and camera markets, are shrinking :)
Awesome 960fps videos! The balloon one is the best. I think with the new XZ's we can expect a lot of Matrix videos to pop up on the internet........
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2017U cant even get 960fps with this sensor size and aperature unless the object is under very hig... moreyeha correct there would be no 960fps indoor photography.
but in sunlight nothing beats this beast!!!
Herodroid, 27 Feb 2017anyone would use slow motion 960fps everyday?when people have a camera in the pocket which can do that. they will start shooting those videos.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2017sony holds 50% of camera sensor market, $5Billion per year. apple,samsung,pixel and chinese oe... moreHow about Sony just close their mobile division and start more focus in Camera division, and potentially they will crown as king of smartphone camera (supplier).
sony holds 50% of camera sensor market, $5Billion per year. apple,samsung,pixel and chinese oems use sony sensor.
Trenton , 27 Feb 2017So Samsung can't even make enough to satisfy their customers..hmm what an achievement! Shows w... moreOr it just shows that their Smartphone division is much bigger than their camera division.Selling ~50-60 million flagship devices a year is a tough task.If you think otherwise,just ask sony
galaxys6owner, 27 Feb 2017They use sony sensors because samsung sells 50 million galaxy s each year and their camera sen... moreSo Samsung can't even make enough to satisfy their customers..hmm what an achievement! Shows what a great company it is *sarcasm*
Surficial, 27 Feb 2017Actually, its 23mp in 4:3 and 20mp in 16:9. Source: Went on my x compacts camera.22.8 and 20.1
Tann Hauser, 27 Feb 2017Wow, imx 498.... Where did that come out from... Sammy sensors dont even have imx in name. ... moreThey use sony sensors because samsung sells 50 million galaxy s each year and their camera sensor department cant keep up,so they use sony sensor instead
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2017Pixel/iPhone doesn't have 960fps so they don't even have an approach. At lower fps like 120 yo... moreThat's funny, I don't remember saying the Piixel or iPhone have 960fps capability, but whatever.....
I have used the SLO-mo capabilities of both the XZ and the IPhone 7 (which also keeps the audio intact) and let me tell you it isn't even close in terms of quality, the iPhone is miles ahead.
Haven't used it myself, but by most experts reckoning the Pixel is just as good and maybe slightly better than the iPhone at slo-mo, other than it the closest other android phone in terms of quality is the Galaxy S7.
According to the article linked below, the amount of time the these new phones can record 960fps is 0.18 seconds, so like I have said, impressive, but limited.
Lex79, 27 Feb 2017Like I said the technical reasoning behind the limitation is entirely fine.
I have also sta... morePixel/iPhone doesn't have 960fps so they don't even have an approach. At lower fps like 120 you can do the same thing and more with Sony as I stated in my first reply. Also Sony keeps the sound. 960fps is something else, you'd need a continuous stream of 960fps to do the timeshift app style editing and at this stage it's not possible.
Check this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-yggmOq6iw couldn't find a newer phone.
Timeshift promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2tyVl3j6Ws
Tann Hauser, 27 Feb 2017Wow, imx 498....
Where did that come out from...
Sammy sensors dont even have imx in name.
... moreX has same sensor of XZ.
23 mp 4:3
Sony has a way to process it even its beyond SoC limits.
XA and XA ultra now have same cam of Z5 and X.
Only a few units of s7 has Samsung sensors.
The latest was imx380 used on Zenfone 3 Deluxe..
Waaahaaa, 0.18s....errrrr, guys wait, I clicked the matrix wannabe feature thing-a-ma-jig at the wrong time, can you jump again please...lmao 8D
Me, 27 Feb 2017The SoC may be powerful enough.. The cam sensor is not.. Too sad XZs has imx400 too. The D... moreYes the hardware within the imx400 makes this possible as it acts as as buffer, but the process is not entirely independent of the SOC, or more specifically the ISP.