Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021I don`t get these people sometimes, why pixel and iphone are better choice for most people is ... moreRAW just keeps you in higher level of control and its not bad to have, although let me tell you, if I had to choose between better hardware and RAW support out of the box, it would be the former... Because you can get RAW capturing and editing through other means as well.
But you're right, Sony needs a USP again. Desperately so.
Well, with SD888 around the corner & SD865+ already out, I think they better price it well...
I don't suspect we'll rush to the showrooms just for their outright performance and structure.
The people who are saying it only beat the last year chipset don't realize that until a few years ago MTK chips were extremely underpowered in comparison to Snapdragon ones. Now they're playing catch-up. If they keep this up, they'll soon compete directly with their Snapdragon counterparts, maybe even trailblaze them.
SteveFOX, 13 Jan 2021I also have the Xperia 1 II and it's great apart from the battery life. The problem there... moreLol Sony will never drop their prices, they would rather close down their Mobile phone division then drop prices. History only repeats it self for Sony
YUKI93, 13 Jan 2021"No one buys the Xperia 1 II." How very confident of you. My girlfriend recently ... moreI also have the Xperia 1 II and it's great apart from the battery life. The problem there is the price. If Sony priced the MK II $999 at launch and not 1299 a lot more people would have bought it.
I don`t get these people sometimes, why pixel and iphone are better choice for most people is that it creates good photos without any hassle. Sony Xperia problem is that it doesn`t even know what it is, who on their right mind would take a photo on a phone and then edit it in RAW? You would get miles better results from normal DSLR camera, even older and cheaper one. Maybe for some type of hobby or a fetish to use mobile phone as a pro camera.
Android Authority, 12 Jan 2021Gcam is a million times better.
Manual mode is available on every phone.
Xperia manual mode... more"No one buys the Xperia 1 II."
How very confident of you. My girlfriend recently bought for here a Sony Xperia 1 ii after she sold her Google Pixel 5 and also her Apple iPhone 12 Pro. Took her a while to learn all the Photo Pro app settings, but she's definitely loving it.
I definitely would love to see more affordable flagships with this new Dimensity chipset since MTK has always priced their chipsets lower than the Snapdragon counterpart.
XiaomiSamsungHuawei, 13 Jan 2021Will be a really good processor if phones with it are actually cheaper than phones with the 86... moreMTK chipsets have always been cheaper than the Snapdragon counterpart, so I won't be surprised with that.
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021The great MKBHD says the best camera phone is iPhone, lol. I'm not really that interested... moreThe great my arse! I've seen way better tech YouTubers giving a more thorough review than the popular and sellout ones.
Will be a really good processor if phones with it are actually cheaper than phones with the 865 and 888
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021The great MKBHD says the best camera phone is iPhone, lol. I'm not really that interested... moreMKBHD? LMAO.
Next time you try to reference someone to talk about professional cameras, make sure to at least call out those who really know how to operate digital cameras properly.
Popularity =|= knowledge
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021"It is excess of HDR that mess with colours"
How Many frames to stack is easily cho... moreAlso, image stacking slows down the image sensor's capturing speeds due to having to re-capture another frame to be merged with the previous shot.
Xperia 1 II and 5 II can easily freeze fast-moving subjects while also nailing close to perfect focus most of the time at once. Meanwhile, even the iPhones are struggling to get the correct focus when the lights start to drop, and I don't even think we need to talk about Samsung's 108MP sensor here.
Besides, professional photographers would most likely be needing the very fast focusing speeds that their proper mirrorless cameras have, and for smartphones, there's no other brands out there that offer the same functionality as these two Xperias.
You won't get immediately excellent results from RAW in Manual Mode, because you need to edit the photos themselves first by yourself. The advantage here is that you get the choice to have the look that you want from what you've captured, unlike a stacked image that's also heavily compressed.
This is what real photographers would do in a camera, and it's funny how you don't even know these things. Clearly you haven't tried using a proper digital camera, otherwise you'd immediately know how similar the Xperia's Photo Pro app works to their Alpha cameras, as well as other mirrorless cameras.
Shanti Dope, 13 Jan 2021This is not about whether professional photographers will choose to use a smartphone for "... moreThe great MKBHD says the best camera phone is iPhone, lol. I'm not really that interested in what youtubers have to say.
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021"It is excess of HDR that mess with colours"
How Many frames to stack is easily cho... moreThis is not about whether professional photographers will choose to use a smartphone for "true photography" or not, but rather how the Xperia camera works.
Even so, majority of professionals will most definitely prefer the outputs from Xperia's RAW in Manual Mode over the overprocessed results from the Pixels, Galaxies, and iPhones.
The great Juan Bagnell in YouTube already quotes it for you: "If you don't know how to take good pictures with a Sony, then you're just plain stupid."
outperforming last year soc-what a achievment,why not comparing it with 888?
Congratulation Mediatek, you finally beat Sd865
Next, beat SD888 next year, yeah?
Hope MediaTek can widen its availability. Having a flagship class processor in budget-midrange phones is a complete game changer.
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021All true.
- It is easier to see details when you increase contrast of colours. For example... more"It is excess of HDR that mess with colours"
How Many frames to stack is easily chosen in settings.
And Pros don't use manual mode on smartphones, they don't even use smartphone for their photography. They use manual mode on their professional cameras. They wouldn't touch an Xperia or any other smartphone with a 10 foot pole for their professional work.
So your manual mode > gcam argument is lame.
You are just buying into Sony marketing about designed for professionals. Lol only a gullible person would believe that.