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First sample images from the Sony Xperia Z are yummy

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First sample images from the Sony Xperia Z are yummy
Taking sample images with display smartphones at tech expos is not an easy task, as the companies balk at commenting on prototype samples, and there is usually no easy way to send or download the photos off the device, not to mention the expo centers interior is not very exciting to photograph in the first place.

Still, a few nimble previewers managed to snatch quick macro and regular shot with the Xperia Z, and of the most frequented conference place paraphernalia at that - the snack table.

The photos are pretty decent, with noise kept in check for the sake of some detail smearing; other than that, the colors are vibrant and the pics look sharp. What we would really like to see though, are the HDR video samples, and we'll try to get some of those before the expo ends.

source: CNET Asia & Engadget


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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:43 3

1. MeoCao (unregistered)


Seriously, w/o samples from comparable cameras like iP5, GS3 we can't judge the pictures quality.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:03 3

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


They look average, not better than what is available in HTC Droid DNA, Samsung Galaxy SIII/Note II, & Apple iPhone 5. It's clearly on par with what is out there.

Nothing spectacular like Nokia's Pure View.

+1

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:17 2

21. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


how can you say that when sony produces their cameras.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 22:03

23. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Because the pictures don't lie. Should I lie & say the pictures do look better because Sony makes their cameras?

I said the pictures are on par with the others I mentioned.

These pictures are CLEARLY not better.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:54

24. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


afaik Sony is not involved with Nokia 808's camera in any way.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 04:41

27. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


i know that because it's written on the camera of the 808
namely Carl Zeiss

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 03:20

26. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


purewiew only good at night scenes for dayligth not best

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:46

2. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Lumia 920 quality (photo) is much better

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:41 7

6. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


with more saturated colors ?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:06 5

8. freebee269 (Posts: 521; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


like your iphone 5's saturated colors?

you're moving into wendy's and TROLL's space for the best phonearena troll award. by the way i think that would be a funny poll to start and award to give out.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:22 3

9. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


my iphone 5 ? check my phones list mate I have gs2

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:41 3

11. freebee269 (Posts: 521; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


so your gs2 has amoled display vs. the 920's lcd display yet your saying the 920 has saturated colors? ok....

LCD

LCD displays start with a backlight that’s always on, and require light in order to create black, white, and colors. High end LCD’s have the reputation for creating the most accurate colors and “grays”, but are often calibrated (on purpose) to produce weaker red, blue, and purple colors to keep power consumption down. LCD screens also age slower, and can easily withstand thousands of hours of use.

OLED

This particular type of screen requires no light in order to produce black, but only needs it to produce white and colors. Because of this, it can be considered as a battery saving display. OLED displays are often brighter, but can often suffer from oversaturated green colors. They also age a lot faster than LCDs, with red and blue colors deteriorating faster than green. That might not sound like a big deal, but it can cause the color balance to suffer over time. OLEDs are also more expensive to make, which has caused many manufacturers (HTC for example) to switch from AMOLED to LCD displays.

Super AMOLED

Don’t let the title “Super” fool you. This is simply Samsung’s proprietary name and approach to making OLED displays. In other words, Super AMOLED=Samsung OLED. Super AMOLED, Super AMOLED Plus, and HD Super AMOLED only really have one major difference: sub pixels.

troll harder.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:43 1

12. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


did I say smoled better than lcd ? but admit iphone 5 capture more natural looking pictures than lumia brick ;)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:48

14. freebee269 (Posts: 521; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


more useless opinion vs. mine backed up with facts. i'm done.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:52

15. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


then u admit :)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:23

17. Basharhd99 (Posts: 31; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


you dont even have a lumia 920 how could u judge???

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:27 1

18. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


but my friends has both l920& i5

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:34

19. Basharhd99 (Posts: 31; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


ohhhh

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:48 5

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5752; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


And, a flagship smartphone is supposed to do things other than take pics. I hope the call quality is on a par with Sammy.

Waiting for the review.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:03 10

4. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


sammy, sammy and sammy...nothing but sammy... Lord....

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:29 1

5. Marule (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


these arent the best samples for test pics i think

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:29

10. windy (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Waiting to see the full camera review to compare with others. I expect more "pro camera like" picture quality in mobiles in 2013.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:46

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6443; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


YUM YUM. Should of taken a picture of one of my favorite shandwhiches the PANINI and I could hold the XPERIA Z RIGHT NOW

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:21

16. Basharhd99 (Posts: 31; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


OH MY GOD so sharp

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:51

20. Crane (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


I think, the pix were taken without any special settings, but my Acro S can take nearly same photos like these...

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:52

22. pyradark (Posts: 769; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


its PROTOTYPE

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 01:57

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5752; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


For Sony's sake, I hope the photos were not taken with some other camera. As in take a page from the Nokia playbook for how to do new product introductions. That would NOT be the way to introduce your new flagship phone to the world.

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