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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16. tango_charlie (Posts: 74; 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.
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.
32. tango_charlie (Posts: 74; 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.
23. Retro-touch (Posts: 250; 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
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.
26. Feanor (Posts: 294; 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.
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
51. ivanprskalo (Posts: 105; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
+1 to this.
PA was always biased towards iPhone and Apple in general.
43. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
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
29. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
A couple of 100% crops
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.
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!!
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. . .
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.
3. Scarambay (Posts: 34; 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?
12. MeoCao (unregistered)
Optics + sensor + software to make the complete camera,
70. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
which i that case means that sony uses crappy opics as always
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.
42. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
there's a reply button for a reason.
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. :)
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
38. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
They are better because iPhone 5 uses pixel oversampling for low light shots.
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 !
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!
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....
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
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
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''
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
33. SleepingOz (unregistered)
L920 is better only in low light condition. The ip5 managed to perform better in all other categories.
Here you go!
36. freebee269 (Posts: 517; 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.
59. SleepingOz (unregistered)
"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.
61. SleepingOz (unregistered)
72. freebee269 (Posts: 517; 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.
60. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Really? You butt-hurt bro?
Well, fill this form(http://tinyurl.com/3ozkjf2).. They might consider your complaint.
Truth hurts haha!
13. areeeeez (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
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
15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Not much of a comparison if we can't see full size.
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.
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
24. Retro-touch (Posts: 250; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Exactly it doesn't consistently perform well but its still a great camera, screen is gorgeous
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!
22. Lyngdoh (Posts: 222; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
No matter who wins, the credit goes to sony for making the cameras of iP5 & Find5.
25. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
WOW good job sony!
try sony z, glaxy 3 and htc one x..
31. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
The screen of the xperia looks better than Iphone 5 lol
47. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
I highly doubt it's better than the iPhone 5 screen.
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.