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Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Oppo Find 5 camera samples comparison

0. phoneArena 21 Jan 2013, 02:22 posted on

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, it seems...

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:27 29

1. pokerc (Posts: 55; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Sony Xperia wins!!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:13 8

16. tango_charlie (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Are you serious? Only on one night shot the Xperia does a better job than the Iphone. The IP5 is the clear winner! And no, I'm not a Apple fan boy, but a Nexus4 owner.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:37 17

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


some blind and biased iFanboy is saying that the iSh*t 5 is the clear winner.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:21 3

32. tango_charlie (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


iFanboy? Dude, I've never had an Iphone. I'm a Nexus user as said in my last post. If someone is biased then it's you mate, don't be so childish. You don't have to like the Iphone, but credits there where credits belong and the Iphone was always one of the best in imaging and the IP5 is no exception.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 15:01 1

58. pokerc (Posts: 55; Member since: 24 May 2012)


You're right, it WAS! Not anymore!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:54 3

23. Retro-touch (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I also thought some of the pictures had more detail in the iPhone 5, in the second image there is more detail in the grass, the first the Xperia Z does better don't know why there is such a difference, they use Sony sensor anyway, the screen on the Xperia Z looks amazing. No contest between Z and Oppo. Xperia wins overall IMO

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:30 1

27. MeoCao (unregistered)


iP5 has better optics so its pics have more details, while HDR of Z excels giving its pics more contrast and brightness.

b-c we don't see the full pictures so it's hard to judge, but I think Z will have better zooming capability with more pixels.

Overall it's close but to me it's nicer to look at Z pictures unless you need very small details.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:24 2

26. Feanor (Posts: 293; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I don't know where you see this mate... We all have to agree that the iPhone has a fantastic camera but the Z seems from these samples to have a tiny bit more... fantastic camera. Which is already a great success. And if to this we add some very promising video takes that I have seen, then it's clear that the HDR function really makes a diference. Everything else is a bit nit picking for me, the truth is that the Z is shaping up to be an excellent all rounder.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:25 6

40. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


IPhonearena only puts the pic that makes the iphone 5 looks better. Here's other sample of the camerahttp://www.xperiablog.net/2013/01/21/xperia-z-camera-samples-against-the-iphone-5-oppo-find-5/

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:29 6

41. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Phonearena are biased as always

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:00 1

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 10128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shut up

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 12:16 3

51. ivanprskalo (Posts: 105; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


+1 to this.
PA was always biased towards iPhone and Apple in general.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:37 4

43. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


http://static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Xperia-Z_Oppo_iPhone_2.jpg
http://static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Xperia-Z_Oppo_iPhone_5.jpg
http://static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Xperia-Z_Oppo_iPhone_1.jpg
http://static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Xperia-Z_Oppo_iPhone_4.jpg
http://static.xperiablog.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Xperia-Z_Oppo_iPhone_3.jpg

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:39 6

44. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


just see the link that i posted and u knw that xperia is better> phone arena is biased dont trust them

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:42 6

45. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


apple fans thumbing down my comment lol

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:54 5

29. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


A couple of 100% crops

http://mobile.it168.com/pic/2013011702450435183_jpg.shtml
http://mobile.it168.com/pic/2013011702450672277_jpg.shtml
http://mobile.it168.com/pic/2013011702440907852_jpg.shtml
http://mobile.it168.com/pic/2013011702433499623_jpg.shtml
http://mobile.it168.com/pic/2013011702433257849_jpg.shtml
http://mobile.it168.com/pic/2013011703065051229_jpg.shtml
http://mobile.it168.com/pic/2013011702443870822_jpg.shtml

2 interesting things: Sony and Oppo use the same sensor but a different lens, and the SW seems different because there are major differences in ISO & shutter speed values, Sony usually shooting at higher ISO with lower shutter time.

Oppo, as I've pointed out before, seem to use less noise reduction and deliver sharper images, take a close look at details on the 1st picture I posted and the lines in the last.

Still look forward to full size comparison.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:04

35. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


the color of the xperia z is fantastic bit saturated but perfect for me but i guess the iphone 5 has better detail i think in night shots in 6th, 7th pic and indoor just like the buttons in the 14th pic the macro shots are breath taking but lets not forget that this samples are from prototype and im quite optimistic that it will be tweaked in the final release unit! kudos sony!!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:12

65. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Those images are 100% crops. If viewed on a standard way those images are already fantastic. For basic use of the camera I believe the Xperia Z would be stellar, for serious photography we need DSLR for that part. . .

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 07:14

68. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


yep i know im just saying it for the sake of comparison nothing else. 100% crop for the 7th pic but not in the 6th and 14th pic but i guess what matters to me is the overall balance of the device. im looking forward that it`ll be tweak before releasing it.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:09 1

53. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


nokia 808 wins

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:40 12

2. anandhts4u (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


i feel iphone does a pretty good job

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:41 20

3. Scarambay (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Sony gets its s**t right in cameras! Go, Xperia Z!

On the same note, doesn't the iPhone 5 too use Sony's sensor?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:27 9

12. MeoCao (unregistered)


Optics + sensor + software to make the complete camera,

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 10:31

70. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


which i that case means that sony uses crappy opics as always

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:41 17

4. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


sony this year is yours :)

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:33 6

28. phljcnth (Posts: 255; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Not so fast. It's only January.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:44 9

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


The last samples in low light iP5 is better with less noise

Against the rising sun Z is clearly better.

in other samples Z is slightly better than iP5.

Overall Z wins but Sony must improve low light capability of Z camera to make it the absolute best phone camera.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:58

6. Aphorism (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


@Scarambay

I think so too, yes they do!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:35 3

42. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


there's a reply button for a reason.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 14:45

71. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


no kidding, lol

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:04 9

7. pankajgupta (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I am a Sony Fan, but dissapointed to see not much better results than iPhone. :(
IMO, image No. 5 and 6 are better from iPhone and they use Sony sensor..

Even pics from Xperia SL my friend owns are not good in low light conditions.

I hope sony gets back its magic soon. :)

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:20 2

8. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


since i understand chinese word pic#5 say xpz captured a very satisfied image and ability to reduce light sensibility, just like lumia920, whereas ip5 captured the most balanced light

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:20

38. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


They are better because iPhone 5 uses pixel oversampling for low light shots.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:22 3

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


I was expecting more from Sony's last flagship, however it falls behind iP5 which is showing colors much more vibrant and has better low light capability.
Need to see the next iphone or the SG4 to see the real business in photography.
Ip5 continues to reign !

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:25

10. xperia_lovers (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


I think this is the real source: mobile.it168.com/tu/1447291_1.shtml#12

The Vietnamese guys just trying to attract some search engine attention... lol then it sucks!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:27 3

11. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


if it's matching with iphone 5 picture quality the it is no match for L920...... that's also with 13 MP....

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:18 2

17. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you have to remember the 920 is above others in low light when taking pictures, but normal pics you will find it on par if not better or sometimes bit worse then the sony or iphone.....basically there all pretty close but certain situations can give different results

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 08:22

34. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


now those problems are fixed with the update and you r comparing a phone with 8MP And 13 MP .... if the results are same then what's the use of having 13MP ...for the sake of NAme

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:44

46. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


im not saying anything about the megapixel, im just saying that none are exceptionally better in normal shots then the other.

and the fact the phones 8mp camera is better in some situations shows the 13mp sensor needs work or maybe its the software.

the problems your on about was the blurry pics right, even with the fix it doesnt make the 920 the best camera phone

all im saying is this

''if it's matching with iphone 5 picture quality the it is no match for L920''

is wrong

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:14

54. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


anyway 808 is the best, or maybe galaxy camera, but galaxy camera isnt even a phone

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 07:10

33. SleepingOz (unregistered)


L920 is better only in low light condition. The ip5 managed to perform better in all other categories.

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Camera-comparison-iPhone-5-vs-Nexus-4-vs-8X-vs-DROID-DNA-vs-Lumia-920-vs-Note-II-vs-Galaxy-S-III_id3208
Here you go!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:05 4

36. freebee269 (Posts: 516; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


this comparison was before PR1.1 update for lumia 920 camera which does indeed improve the sharpness of lumia 920 daytime photos. if you want to read a real review by people that are more knowledgeable about camera's than phonearena, then try this one.

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/9128863653/nokia-lumia-920-camera-review-first-look

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 15:56

59. SleepingOz (unregistered)


http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/16571_By_popular_request_Nokia_N8_vs.php

"Finally, the Lumia 920's shot is disappointingly noisy and over-processed (look at the text on the sign)."

"The Ativ S and Lumia 920 versions are perhaps too purple.."

"The N9's shot isn't bad, but again noisy, while the crop from the Lumia 920's photo shows perhaps a bit too much battling between the various image processing systems."

The link you send me is just a review, not an in-depth comparison.
Perhaps, you should check this one.
L920 PR1 is used there and guess what? Not much of an improvement.
The only thing that save the L920 is its OIS.
Yet still it only managed to score 1pt over the Ativ S which mean they're pretty much the same. And we all know that the the ip5 is better than the one of the Ativ S.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:13

61. SleepingOz (unregistered)


*L920 PR1.1

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 10:21

72. freebee269 (Posts: 516; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


your post #33 said the iphone perfermed better in all other categories. that's just false. the only area iphone 5 can win camera wise is daytime photo's. but a camera isnt just daytime photo's, you fail to realize that. in video comparison the iphone 5 isnt even close. in audio comparison it's not even close with lumia 920's HAAC mics. in lowlight conditions the lumia 920 wipes the floor with iphone 5. so while iphone 5 can win 1 category, the lumia 920 beats it in your "all other categories". the fact that you left out these other categories while saying "all other catgories" means i shouldnt even be wasting my time responding to you.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:23

50. Smg-Uk (Posts: 24; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Epic Fail you twat

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:07

60. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Really? You butt-hurt bro?
Well, fill this form(http://tinyurl.com/3ozkjf2).. They might consider your complaint.
Truth hurts haha!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:50 5

13. areeeeez (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


for me..
pict#1 : IP5 Win (roof color looks accurate)
pict#2 : Both IP5 & XPZ Win (They look very similiar)
pict#3 : IP5 Win (XPZ looks a bit yellowish vs more natural IP5)
pict#4 : XPZ Win (This time, XPZ looks very natural vs color washed IP5)
pict#5 : XPZ Win (Love its HDR)
pict#6 : XPZ Win (Again, HDR looks good. but noisy)
pict#7 & 8 : XPZ looks more vibrant vs natural coor IP5

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:11 4

14. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


sony all the way

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:12 4

15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Not much of a comparison if we can't see full size.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:34 2

18. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i think the colors on Sony are more real than IP5. the images captured by IP5 have saturated colors. look at image 14.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:42 1

20. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


oh boy iam confused with the camera samples as there is no consistency with the z but screen of z rocks

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:57 2

24. Retro-touch (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Exactly it doesn't consistently perform well but its still a great camera, screen is gorgeous

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:46 1

21. xperia_lovers (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Xperia Z is not the best in all cases but anyway, it's just prototype. Hope that Sony will improve its imaging quaity when Xperia Z's launched later on... z rocks!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:50 8

22. Lyngdoh (Posts: 221; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


No matter who wins, the credit goes to sony for making the cameras of iP5 & Find5.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:11 2

25. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


WOW good job sony!
try sony z, glaxy 3 and htc one x..

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:02 4

30. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


sony xperia z ftw!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:05 6

31. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


The screen of the xperia looks better than Iphone 5 lol

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:51

47. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


I highly doubt it's better than the iPhone 5 screen.

appleinsider.com/articles/12/09/24/iphone_5_outper​forms_samsungs_galaxy_s_iii_in_display_test

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 14:17

55. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The Galaxy s3 screen isn't that great, its the #1 reason i hate the GS3, it is better for some stuff but IPS right now is better overall than Amoled.

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