Tangero, 05 Jun 2017That could help you become a better photographer. Ah so it's a deliberate attempt by Sony to make improve uses photography skills?
Nonsense, if someone wants to developed those skills via smartphone cameras and are not interested in going down the dslr route, then I would suggest an LG.
Their camera ui is miles ahead of Sony's, especially where 'manual' control is concerned.
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017Its not only the camera performance, it also involve yours.True a good camera is not important as a good photographer.
But tools matter, and when it comes to mobile cameras, the XZ is hampered as a tool by its poor software.
Poke holes in what you perceive as my poor skills as a photographer by all means, it's doesn't change that fact.
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017It takes time to learn the manual mode setting, you could get better. Practice could help. Its... moreThe manual mode is not really a manual mode.
ISO is buried in a separate menu, there is no kelvin adjustment for white balance, and if you alter shutter speed then ISO defaults to auto.
The reverse is also true, try setting a specific shutter speed than go and alter the ISO, watch what happens, the shutter will default to auto.
It's not manual at all, it's ISO priority & shuttter priority with 4 useless white balance presets.
Yes I've played around with this camera extensively, as camera ui's go it's cr*p.
So keep pointing the finger at me by all means, if it means you feel good to be defending your precious brand. But I know when I see poor software, and the Xperia camera ui is just that.
Another thing, I hope sony read this. One of possible reason why sony is less popular than samsung is because of sony doesnt give much effort on marketing strategies, it means that the phone is alright but they doesn't commercialize it on other media except for net. Here the sony doesn't commercialize xz on local tv.
Lex79, 05 Jun 2017I know how to use it just fine thank you, that is to say I (though 3 months of trial and error... moreIt takes time to learn the manual mode setting, you could get better. Practice could help. Its not the phone that also going to be great but you too in taking photos.
Ali Bashir, 04 Jun 2017Xz camera not that good?! Buddy, you may be don't know the basics of camera. I've the silver platinum XZ (F8332), it's really a great phone but the only thing I dislike is the camera, specially indoors. I know the manual mode has some settings but that fiddle takes some time and you miss those candid moments.
Tangero, 04 Jun 2017The only problem with the camera is if you dont know how to use it and it doesnt have ois, mea... moreI know how to use it just fine thank you, that is to say I (though 3 months of trial and error) know how to work around the limitations of that clumsy UI, and base my expectations of the results accordingly.
There are areas where the Xperia camera set up is good enough, convenience is not one of them. If your going to take the time to stage a shot, then yes you can coax a great result out of an Xperia.
But that takes time, for quick impromptu shots (an area Sony liked to highlight as a particular strength in their marketing spiel) the XZ is almost completely unreliable.
Lex79, 04 Jun 2017Or maybe he's someone who has actually used the XZ, and thus been disappointed by the camera??... moreThe only problem with the camera is if you dont know how to use it and it doesnt have ois, meaning you have to have a stable hand while taking photos.
Ali Bashir, 04 Jun 2017S7 pffff, HTC 10, LG G5, sony Xperia xz are all more futuristic than this Samsung toy. You provided no valid reasons.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2017Everything anyone can ever want on a smartphone is on the S7. XZ is incomplete. No wireless ch... moreS7 pffff, HTC 10, LG G5, sony Xperia xz are all more futuristic than this Samsung toy.
Ali Bashir, 04 Jun 2017Xz camera not that good?! Buddy, you may be don't know the basics of camera. Or maybe he's someone who has actually used the XZ, and thus been disappointed by the camera????
I can identify with him on that score........
XZ is a great device with a massive Achilles heel.....the camera. Sony might be top dogs in terms of mobile imaging hardware, but their software (specifically the camera ui) sucks, and is leagues behind the competition.
[deleted post]Everything anyone can ever want on a smartphone is on the S7. XZ is incomplete. No wireless charging, no 2k, no OIS, no heart rate monitor, no 4GB RAM, no UFS storage, no octacore CPU, no 3000mAh battery, no beautiful user interface. What it only has is bezels, bezels and bezels.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2017There is nothing futuristic about the XZ. The design was ripped off of Nokia Lumia phones. The... moreWho made the camera module of s7, isn't it sony and as what has been said to their conference, xz contains the best camera module the made. The problem with z5 is not the module but the software that process the camera, unlike exploding phone samsung made, high tech instant bomb.
Anyway isnt lumia take its design from experia, and 3gb of ram is enaugh, full hd is good enough, 2k screen requires more ram. I just want to ask, if the memory of s7 is ufs, and xz is just emmc, then with the same processor, how come xz beats s7.
Ali Bashir, 04 Jun 2017Sony xperia z3 user here from three years without any single issue. I also had the sexy Z3 for couple of years and then moved to Z5 (which was a bad move indeed). Sony seriously need to improve their cameras as I've the XZ now and it's camera is still not what it should be, I think that's why they launched the XZs to cover the flaws. Regret buying the XZ as it has already been replaced by the much better XZs.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2017Futuristic, that is the term we can use to discribe xperia xz, the ui is good, the camera modu... moreThere is nothing futuristic about the XZ. The design was ripped off of Nokia Lumia phones. The UI looks like it came out of 2010. RAM is so 2015. Screen size and resolution has not changed for the last 10 years. Fingerprint scanner is disabled in the US. Camera module is now being used by the lowend XA1. This phone looks like a phone from the stone age. Compare it with the S7 which looks and feels very much like a 2017 flagship.