TrueSonyFan, 01 Dec 2017Smartphone cameras are mainly used for point and shoot purpose. Almost no one use manual mode.... moreWhat nonsens...
Why would any camera, less alone smartphone one be only for point n shoot?
Users want to be able to take different photos of same stuff, not only the way that OEM thinks it should be. Camera with no manual control is by default worse camera. Every actual photographer will say so.
Xperias camera is great even in automode owlight, as seen in these comparissons....
And it HAS full manual controls in XZ1 and Premium.
And why should people forget yt testers? Those are real life tests, with actual real results seeable, not someones opinion about pixel processing this or that.
People take photos and video to look at them, not examine its pixels, corners or whatever nonsens.
A pleasing photo or video is in the eye of the viewer, not photoshop app zoom in option.
dragonov, 01 Dec 2017keep in mind that the xperia cameras, xz or xzp, xz1, xz1c are mediocre in four points:
1. lo... moreErmmm, couple of corrections...
Steadyshot is available at 1080p at 60fps...at least on my Performance. And IAM available on 30fps, and normal stabilisation is available at 4k. You sure its not on your XZ?
Motion eye I believe does not have lower 8mpx but 12 mpx option....
You dont have to use manual preset 1s shutter for good lowlight quality, 1/16 is quite enough with some -0.3 to -0.5 exposure levels, for great shots even without tripod...
With Oreo XZ1 has even ISO level managment, so I belive even better results can be made by keeping ISO under control.
And Its quite easy to use, just preset manuals for lowlight, just a flick to manual in app gets you to "lowlight" mode.
About HDR....at least it has control over it, you can turn it on and shadows will be uncovered, and not too much....I would hate a camera that actually cant catch a good light to shadow contrast shot, these make out to be really great dramatic shots people love to see.
Sth some automatic hdr phone cameras without manual mode can not do, as they add to much hdr by default....
for ex new Iphones cam is ....well, photos turn out really bad exactly due to too much HDR, like that worst overprocessed Instgr filter...
Actual Photographers hate that overprocessed stuff...
Dont know about Pixel in that regard, maybe it is better, as I ve seen it has better auto dynamic range yes but not so out of proportion as ihph8... but it has no manual mode either, which is...uhhhh.
Tann Hauser, 30 Nov 2017Ah, here photo and video compare of this XZ1/XZ Prem camera to U11....
https://youtu.be/cTj... moreSmartphone cameras are mainly used for point and shoot purpose. Almost no one use manual mode. Even if someone want to use manual mode, Xperia is not a good option because of very limited manual controls and RAW image is not supported. So, auto or manual, xperia is not a good option for taking photos.
P. S. Forget youtube camera comparisons. All people who use xperia phones know xperias are worst for shooting photos. Thank you.
dragonov, 01 Dec 2017one of the best in low light??? you make me laugh man. xperias are the worst in low light. ... moreSony should have used 12mp instead of 19mp for a better balance between good light and low light shots. Also, need to improve a lot on post processing of photos.
Ali Bashir, 30 Nov 2017It is so far from bad, it is one of the best in lowlight, but the steady hands is not an optio... moreone of the best in low light??? you make me laugh man.
xperias are the worst in low light.
they might be good in many things about their cameras, but leave the low light to the S8. No brand can beat Samsung in low light.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2017How bad is it, the aperture is bit smaller but I dont know about the pixel size.keep in mind that the xperia cameras, xz or xzp, xz1, xz1c are mediocre in four points:
1. low light: the images are blurry, smudgy and grainy due to the absence of optical image stabilization and the aperture (2.0 vs 1.8 or 1.7 on competition). Over-processing and over-sharpening kill your image at night.
* tip 1: use the 8 megapixel setting to yield better results, where you use the full size of the sensor on a smaller count. You don't need 19 or 23 really!
* tip 2: use long exposure (1 second) where possible. Using this, the camera is better than other cameras really, unfortunately it is not practical, though.
2. Dynamic range: the dark and shaded areas in daylight shots are too dark when compared to the competition. The sensor measures the exposure well but if there is shade, unfortunately it will look dark to even black.
3. Lack of stabilisation in 4K: since no OIS is available, the steadyshot only work at 1080p at 30fps (not even on 60 fps). Your 4k videos will come out shaky.
4. The blurry and smudgy corners: the corners of photos from my xz are distorted to a large extent. Sent it to maintenance but they did not acknowledge the problem. however, the 8.0 update added an option (in the xzp) to camera settings in which you can fix this issue, thus it is a problem they refused to acknowledge for me.
One final point, the camera app use more battery than the competition due to the larger sensor (probably).
Here are some useful videos about the xz series photography:
https://youtu.be/zjSZsm8qGvM (this is very useful)
TrueSonyFan, 30 Nov 2017Not as good as competitors like U11 and S8. Ah, here photo and video compare of this XZ1/XZ Prem camera to U11....
Looking at this, while we could argue over automode photo (more grain vs more noise reduction artefacts) and not over manual which does much better photo on XZ, there is just no doubt about which is better at video.
IMO overall, as a photo/video cam, XZ Prem/XZ1 does better at lowlight than this competitor
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2017How bad is it, the aperture is bit smaller but I dont know about the pixel size.It is so far from bad, it is one of the best in lowlight, but the steady hands is not an option because it doesn't have optical image stabilization, the huge camera sensor cannot afford this hardware feature until now so you need steady hands when shooting photos, however, if you have time to play a little bit with manual mode then you can get near perfect shots.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2017How bad is it, the aperture is bit smaller but I dont know about the pixel size.Not as good as competitors like U11 and S8.
TrueSonyFan, 30 Nov 2017It's camera is good in broad day light at outdoors but bad in low light situations and indoor ... moreHow bad is it, the aperture is bit smaller but I dont know about the pixel size.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2017How is the lowlight photography performance of this phone It's camera is good in broad day light at outdoors but bad in low light situations and indoor due to smaller pixels and smaller aparture than other flagships.
well,,,,,, am waiting a bezel less smartphone from Sony. very excited to buy...
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2017How is the lowlight photography performance of this phone
Well i suggest you to use your own eyes and judge instead of hearing a little of opinions.
Don't forget to share your opinion in the comment section of every video.
UltimateZeroSeconds, 26 Nov 2017You don't use Xperia please stop misleading people. The Qnovo is an adapting battery charging ... moreTrue, especially for those who charge at night and plug out of the cable in the morning. This kind of charging method is a much more safer method than others if people charge overnight, unlike the old method where u charge till it is full and left it charging like that for the next few hours till morning. I kind of like how it works, but sometimes I don't like it, but I don't switch off the feature, because it have an option to deactivate it sometimes when it appears in the notifications, so I wouldn't need to switch on and off in the settings
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017But sony makes partnership with it. Face it it will goes along with the product. Anyway sony x... moreAgree. I don't care if xperia has qnovo or not. I buy sony phones but won't fall into qnovo tricks.
If you are wondering about how this phone performance and want an 100% honest review watch this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTgHXU3NtV0
He kind of took everything I would say about the phone, if I where making a video.
Yes, at least where i live, i only found one that was only protecting the center of the screen. It was very awkward so I just don't use one.
TrueSonyFan, 28 Nov 2017I trust sony but don't trust qnovo. That small company says big words but in reality, there is... moreBut sony makes partnership with it. Face it it will goes along with the product. Anyway sony xperia is doing great with their phones on flagship. Looks can be decieving dont you think, the design looks old but performance is great.