Arccosinus, 14 Apr 2017For some reason sony made even worse this time despite having less MP count in their phone. Th... moreBit harsh, wishing eternal damnation on such people don't you think?
Though I do understand the at least some of the ongoing criticism of Sony's approach to mobile photography. Not sure how it is on the two newest high end devices, but on the XZ I have noticed annoying inconsistencies on bothe the auto and manual modes.
In manual (what Sony now likes to claim is a full manual mode) you get control over all the relevant settings, except ISO. This is still separated from the settings (like WB, SS, MF etc.) and is instead buried in the actual 'settings' menu. What's more, altering the ISO will cause the things like the SS setting to reset to auto. The reverse is also true, changing SS will always cause ISO to jump back to auto. The WB is also limited to just four presets, no Kelvin adjustment scale here.
Strangely in superior auto mode, you do get a more granular control of the colour temp, but along exposure control, you have to annoyingly enable these control options from the settings menu every time you fire up the camera app. There is no way to have them appear by default, at least not that I can find.
Again I can't speak for these two newest device as I haven't used them, I do see the usual suspects claiming victory already though. I think (at least up to the XZ) that Xperia's are not the top dog when it comes to point and shoot quality, the likes of the Pixel, S7, iPhone 7 are all just a step ahead in being able to reliably get a good result.
The likes of the XZ may be more competitive when applying manual control, as I have highlighted above however, there are weird inconsistencies in the camera app that are just not present in the competition, LG's take on a manual interface, walks all over Xperia's for instance.
These factors, when combined mean that even coming up on three months of use, I still can't quite get comfortable with the camera experience on my XZ, maybe improvements have been made in the latest devices, but until I see them I can understand where the criticism is coming from.
Anonymous, 15 Apr 2017but it looks ugly. People won't buy it. Sony Ericsson made great phones with great designs in... more Nah, all I see is lots of people digging Sonys new design language, it stands out. Its really classy, futuristic and simplistic design. I understand some people not liking it tho, its a matter of design taste.
NokiaBeast, 11 Apr 2017"Sony has the highest record" so where's the report to that?
If I could find some explosions,... morebut it looks ugly. People won't buy it.
Sony Ericsson made great phones with great designs in the past. I don't know what happened to those genius designers, probably sony fired them.
Arccosinus, 14 Apr 2017Can you give me please the site ith detailed information on account of sensors? Maube you have... moreSony supplies about 40% of camera sensors worldwide. Other brands include Toshiba, Omni Vision, Samsung, SK Hynix, Aptina, HiMax etc etc.
Arccosinus, 14 Apr 2017This site has special feature, a really unique one - the photo and video comparison tool. Chec... moreThe sample tool done in a studio conditions, all taken in pictures (2D world) to image, we can only take that as a reference, a reference from what have been done by the tester. Unlike testing from the real states.
Arccosinus, 14 Apr 2017For some reason sony made even worse this time despite having less MP count in their phone. Th... moreNope, they indeed improved automode. Shots are great, albeit somewhat loss of detail at pixelpeeping, great colors and contrast.
And manual capabilities... just WoW.!
Arccosinus, 14 Apr 2017It was taken with long exposure satting with tripod. You won't be able to take such photo by t... moreOf course you will.
I take lowlight shots that way all the time. Dont need a tripod, just a second of steady hands.
Dont care for automode, always noisy photos no matter which phone, although is good for social sharing and stuff.
Sometimes I want real quality shot at night...
X Perf is great at it but...
Seems XZs new camera sensor does that job the best, it beats mine and any in detail, color and contrast.
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2017I think you never use Sony flagship, so you don't know the image quality is great. The competi... moreThis site has special feature, a really unique one - the photo and video comparison tool. Check it out - you are able to compare cameras from different phones both in good and low light conditions.
GSMBrian, 14 Apr 2017Sony doesn't supply camera sensors for all brands. There are Toshiba, Omni Vision, Samsung... moreCan you give me please the site ith detailed information on account of sensors? Maube you have any on your mind
Anonymous, 14 Apr 2017But XZ Premium and XZs do not share the same SoC so hold your thoughts and wait for a publishe... moreFor some reason sony made even worse this time despite having less MP count in their phone. These guys from camera department must burn in hell
Tann Hauser, 14 Apr 2017Hry fella, we obviously have different eyesight, as XZs makes best photography, including l... moreIt was taken with long exposure satting with tripod. You won't be able to take such photo by taking it in you hands
Tann Hauser, 14 Apr 2017Hry fella, we obviously have different eyesight, as XZs makes best photography, including l... moreErrr...that was shot using a tripod...so be sure to carry one with you wherever you go. And just to clear up the quality issue...here is a sweet quote from that review (XZs low light) : "The samples are hardly the greatest around, with plenty of detail lost to heavy-handed noise reduction, which ironically isn't doing all that good of a job of masking the noise itself. Not it's not a terrible performance by any means, but it's one that's lagging behind the vast majority of competitors."
Overall i am expecting a fabulous combo between this camera sensor and the Adreno 540.
GSMBrian, 14 Apr 2017Sony doesn't supply camera sensors for all brands. There are Toshiba, Omni Vision, Samsung... moreYes it does, especially Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC... Please do your researchs before posting wrong informations
Arccosinus, 14 Apr 2017Sony, are you insane. How could you produce such an awful camera! The lenses are awful in term... moreHry fella, we obviously have different eyesight, as XZs makes best photography, including lowlight.
There is no match to it.
See sample of XZs camera capabilities:
Arccosinus, 14 Apr 2017Sony, are you insane. How could you produce such an awful camera! The lenses are awful in term... moreBut XZ Premium and XZs do not share the same SoC so hold your thoughts and wait for a published review
Ali Bashir, 14 Apr 2017You probably don't have any knowledge how camera should be or function, wake up people, stop a... moreSony doesn't supply camera sensors for all brands.
There are Toshiba, Omni Vision, Samsung, SK Hynix, Aptina, OnePlus and more other brands of camera sensors.
Do your research before posting wrong information here. And stop being rude here. This isn't your personal forum.