We've seen a number of camera samples
with prototype Sony Xperia Z
handsets already, but what we were waiting for is comparison with other flagship smartphones to gauge performance against the competition, and that wasn't too far off, as you can see int he slideshow below.
Image comparisons have emerged of the Z with an iPhone 5
unit, and the Oppo Find 5
, which has very similar specs with Sony's newest flagship handset, down to the 13 MP Exmor RS camera sensor.
Noise is kept in check with the Xperia Z processing algorithms, for the sake of some detail in comparison with the other two, and when it comes to the night shot, Sony's sensor gets it a bit better than the iPhone 5 and the Oppo Find 5, as it pushed the ISO higher. This is most likely not a final retail version yet, either, so there might be some last minute camera software tweaks to the Xperia Z.
There are also two shots which compare the display of the Z against the almost perfectly calibrated screen of the iPhone 5, and, needless to say, the Reality Display looks saturated in comparison with the iPhone, as it boosts contrasts and color in pictures and video mode.