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Sony Xperia Z2: 10 essential camera tips and tricks

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Sony Xperia Z2: 10 essential camera tips and tricks
That the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone doubles as a very capable camera is a well known fact, and our in-depth camera comparisons serve as proof. The handset boasts a large, 20.7MP sensor with a wide aperture, a handy physical camera button, and a cache of software features enabling one to take great photos and videos. However, it is not necessarily the camera that makes the difference between an okay and an outstanding photo. The photographer's experience and knowledge play a key role in this process, hence we decided to come up with this guide. Ladies and gents, we give you 10 essential tips and tricks for taking better photos and videos with your Sony Xperia Z2.    

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:04

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 969; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Oh cool you can download camera modes, didnt know that :)

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:18

2. alambe1998 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Very useful review. Thanks!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:19 2

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2125; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


"To prevent this from happening, try not to expose the phone to direct sunlight while shooting" :D

Sorry, but having experienced overheat message on 3 different Z2s, I had to laugh at the suggestion of not using the camera outdoors. I'm laughing at Sony of course. An IMX sensor is found in about 200 other devices and not a single one gives the overheat message.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:45

7. T.Law (Posts: 243; Member since: 10 May 2014)


This is actually one of the most annoying thing about my Z2.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 15:51

10. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 68; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


This overheating thing has happened to me with the Z1S.... ran it under water to cool it off and I was back to taking pics.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:40 2

4. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Mine doesn't heat up when using other than 4K modes.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:22

5. T.Law (Posts: 243; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Thank you for tip 1, PA!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:30

6. vctrdnl (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


The best solution of the overheating camera problem (number 2.) is turning SteadyShot off, especially when shooting 4K videos.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:07

8. rsiders (Posts: 250; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Can a camera mode that allows you to capture at slower shutter speeds also be downloaded from the internet? That's one of my favorite features.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:11

9. rsiders (Posts: 250; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


And here's why. Taken with my Lumia 920. Thumba_2014-06-22_09-44-36https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/14293787178_f0ac7c2b6f_o.jpg

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