Sony picture quality is much better IMO if you unlock your bootloader. Much of the digital artifacts and blurring is caused by the Bionz image processing which gets disabled when this bootloader is unlocked.
Anonymous, 18 Jul 20142K recording is pointless right now.I said same about 1080 when I had 720p rec.
Just saw qhd samsung tv and did screen mirror z2...
No words to express clarity.. Just see urself... It's personal pleasure
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2014Do you have any links or results to show?My own shooting... I own z2...sony auto mode is good for macro and very very low light.for sunlight. Brighter environment google camera best..but unlike sony cam it's slow..not suited for motion pictures..each file is above 5 to 8 mb..sony is around 2 mb size...Google cam gives excellent result for routine shots..but weak in macro,motion and too low light...i use it for normal indoor shots and when taking still outdoor pictures.. I keep resolution maximum.. Even adjustment does great wonders
Thegrinreaper, 18 Jul 2014I have viewed the Z2's camera samples on many websites and those on GSMarena seem to be way of... moredont be so mad. z2 has overall a bad camera compared to say S5 or the iPhone 5s
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2014Even Samsung and Apple use Sony's lens .. Too disapointed of Z2 =/ I think i'll stick with m... moreYeah, previously i also had a Z. Now i am planning to buy a Z2 nonetheless, whatever the reviewers say. There are also praises about its camera specifically DXOMark's
This test is hugely flawed - and it's because there's no testing comparison for the FRONT FACING CAMERA. This is arguably more important because people do more selfies for social media.
1020 beats these phones but it's still hard to justify it considering 808 PureView beats it in quality.
1020 cannot take images like below.
Hopefully McLaren will be able to at least match 808.
now, that you have a proper 1020, please add the audio quality test to its review :)
I have viewed the Z2's camera samples on many websites and those on GSMarena seem to be way off from the general observation.
It is as if someone with a very shaky hand took all these images.
I was disappointed when the Camera Shootout simply compared images from the review, which means that if it had any discrepancy previously then it still remains in the shootout.
Surely the other reviewers are not idiots for calling the Z2 the best android camera. (DXOmark, and many more)
S5 has the best camera between those phones but I think that the night shots taken in this review aren't taken properly as I'm sure it can perform better...
M8 still my favirte camera with best options and effects for unique shots that no other phones can do it.
you should really add a section as "selfie" comparing the front cameras of the phones
bshadman, 18 Jul 2014GSMA has turned to a biased site as well. I have seen them dislike devices or not review them ... moreYou must be new here.
Some sites put apple ahead of everything. What's your point?