Sony surprised a lot of people when its Xperia Z3 as well as the Xperia Z4 smartphone lacked support for RAW image capture. Even with the two devices running Android 5.0, the manufacturer was revealed to be consciously leaving out the feature from smartphones.
The company has now mentioned that it will add support for the feature somewhere down the line, assuming there’s enough demand for the feature from the market. Users can always download third party applications to enable RAW image capture, but that won’t quite be the same as having the feature enabled by default.
It’s not an impossible feat to achieve as we’ve seen manufacturers introducing RAW image support on smartphones even before Google launched the new Camera API with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Sony smartphones are struggling to keep up with the competition with limited availability of its new flagship, so adding features like these might help move its sales somewhat. The company is rumored to be launching the Xperia Z4 as the Xperia Z3+ in some markets.
Source: Sony Support
Via: Xperia Blog