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Sony Xperia Z video sample and comparison

Sony Xperia Z waterproof smartphone on display

The Sony Xperia Z is one of the best phones that will be made available very soon. Sony Xperia Z is the Japanese company’s flagship smartphone and it comes with 5-inch 1080p display and water and dust resistant body. Smartphones are basically scaled down computer devices and have lot of raw power to run a full sized operating system out of it, and that is just what Ubuntu for Android is aiming for, but majority of smartphone buyers would like to make phone calls, text, and launch birds on pigs. Nevertheless, consumers expect manufacturers to have their device do basic tasks even if the device is capable of doing much more, and one of those tasks is clicking photos.

Many of the buyers out there would like to click great photos with their phones. Even though photos clicked from smartphone devices are often not comparable with those clicked from an entry level DSLR or a point and shoot camera for that matter due to reasons such as optics and the sensor itself, but manufactures are polishing the technology in order to achieve the best output. Sony is known to have great music quality and photos out of their phones and Xperia Z being a flagship phone, Sony has installed a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor. On the paper, the sensor is supposed to deliver impressive low-light recording capabilities that will steal the show, and now we have a video which shows the actual performance of the sensor in real life situation.

The video not only shows the performance of Xperia Z’s camera, but also puts the result against camera outputs of two well-known high end devices that are available currently in the market, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Google LG Nexus 4. In the video, they are showing Paris in dark and you can see the performance difference clearly.

Smartphones have been capturing HDR photos for quite a long time now. For those who don’t know what HDR photography is, it’s an abbreviation for High Dynamic Range Imaging and the method allows greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image. Obtaining HDR image is as easy as clicking multiple photos in various exposure levels and intelligently stitching them together in order to obtain a photo with very less loss of detail. What makes Xperia Z stand out of the crowd is that it is the first device to support HDR mode in video as well as in photo capture. It’s a bit complex to implement HDR in videography on a smartphone, and implementation details are not known yet, however, the results turned out to be hugely impressive. Everything looks so much better and well lit, and there is no much noise which leads to smoother quality. It’s common to have noise in the photo or video when ISO levels are increased, but the sensor is good enough to keep the effect minimal. Other smartphone with good camera is Lumia 920, but sadly that wasn’t included in the video. What are your thoughts on Xperia Z’s camera?

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