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Sony Xperia Z2 climbs to the top of DxOMark's best smartphone camera ranking

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Sony Xperia Z2 climbs to the top of DxOMark's best smartphone camera ranking

With the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 already out on the market, winning hearts, it feels like all eyes are on the Sony Xperia Z2, expected to join the fray shortly. 

But not everybody is as intent on waiting it out, and French DxOMark, known for its camera reviews, is case in point. The folks behind it have already apparently gotten some hands-on time with the Xperia Z2, and its 20.7-megapixel G Lens snapper in particular, and have arrived at a pretty generous relative score, which actually puts the Z2 on top of its mobile cameras chart. With 79 points (averaged between stills and video), the Z2 landed a final score that surpasses that of even the evergreen camera on the original Nokia PureView -- the Nokia 808. Not bad. 

Of course, do keep in mind that DxOMark hasn't gotten around to reviewing the cameras on the HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5 just yet, so there's certainly could be a quick upset. What's more, we're expecting LG to come out with its new G3 flagship sometime in the next few months, and the company has sure earned itself some credit in the camera department. We'll live, and we'll see, as they say.

source: DxOMark 

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posted on 08 Apr 2014, 06:57 10

1. MrTzr (unregistered)


Why is the Lumia 1020 on the sixth place?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:01 15

6. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The Lumia 1020's video quality might drag down its score and lands itself at 6th place. I'm not sure since i haven't work with a Lumia 1020 yet. However, I have to say Z2 does produce some really nice pictures. I have yet to take any video or 4k video yet which I am looking forward to use it soon.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:25 5

20. maverick786us (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Z2 doesn't have an OIS, and still it is top ranked. 1020 has OIS, so the videos are crisp compared to shaky videos of other device. Is it because of 4K recording, that it got such a high ranking?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:42 7

32. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


"At first sight this seems a similar spec to the Z1, however, the new model offers significantly upgraded movie capabilities with 4K (3840 x 2160) video over its predecessor (please note that only the default video mode was evaluated, not 4K mode). "

DoxMark

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:44 1

34. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


no. it was mentioned in the article that the 4k vid was not included.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 08:58 2

57. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I know this is not the same... but the Digital Image Stabilizer in my Xperia is actually quite good... (not OIS levels, but it does help).

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 09:17 2

61. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


The DxOMarks guys are bunch of nincompoops. Xperia Z2 beating the 808 Pureview?! Bollocks! I bet that 808's 1080p video is just behind Z2's 4K video, but 808's stills are eons ahead of the Z2 because of 808's superb algorithms.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 10:19 4

65. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Easy, are you a photographer?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 16:31 2

85. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


LMAO. what do u know about algorithms? LOL
do u even know what it is?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 20:45 1

89. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


according to dxomarks experts :

The still photography score of the Sony Xperia Z2 is 81. Thanks to its beefy sensor, the handset impressed the folks at DxO Labs with impressive detail preservation both outdoors and in low light, well-sorted noise levels, fast autofocus, and good color reproduction in all conditions.In the video department, the handset achieved a score of 73.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 10:42 5

66. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


xperia z2 has steady shot , which work so great as ois ;)

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 09:35

63. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I wonder if the update on the Z1 will improve image quality, day shots are awesome but it falls a bit behind on night shots... what settings you use?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:18 23

17. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


DxOMark are professionals, they're not biased..

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 20:52 1

90. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Second that.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:29 9

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Look at that guy the 808 pureview, 2011 model and still on top two. Hand's down. Nokia + legendary symbian.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 09:38 3

64. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


The 808 was/is a masterpiece. People wouldn't believe me when i said the 808 pureview is far far better than any phone, in imaging.
I thought the 808 would have topped this ranking, since it has the largest sensor in a mobile device.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 13:04 2

78. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Symbian days bro, wonder y nokia abandoned symbian

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:39

83. Finalflash (Posts: 3210; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Because the OS had nothing to do with the success of the camera in that model. It was just a giant camera module that really wasn't fit for a phone, and it did great camera work.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 07:45

94. jacobspeeds (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


The OS is in a way important for how compatible different hardware is with the OS. Such as the dedicated imaging chip!

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 07:44

93. jacobspeeds (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


symbian is very boring man! i have an 808! the camera is the only fun part! i have been using symbian since the s40 era! you get bored really quick!

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:52 2

41. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


inaccurate colors. faulty white balance. poor autofocus. they mentioned it there. it received the highest scores, however, for detail retention.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:21 1

67. deewinc (Posts: 319; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I have no problem with Z2 being at the top. But I find it funny that the iPhone 5S sits on top of Lumia 1020? Hilarious ranking.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 06:58

2. djmuzi (Posts: 23; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


LOL I think the iPhone 4 will beat most of this phones in real world image quality :)

Especially this using Sony image sensors.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:00 17

5. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 157; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


why just phones.. it beats all slr's too... keep it and you will be the ultimate photographer...

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:01

7. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


haha he really needed that

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 07:11 1

13. Finalflash (Posts: 3210; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Hah, nice one, really though it probably makes him dinner and makes him feel special at night too.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 13:06

79. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Funny comments

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:33

68. THE_Hulk (Posts: 55; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


hah hah hah hahha ha xD xD you just made my day...

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 08:55 1

55. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


So what does iphone uses then????
Iphone to uses sony made image sensor you idiot...

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 06:39

92. djmuzi (Posts: 23; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


LOLing around doesn't make you sound intelligent :)

I own the Nokia N86, N8, N9, 808 Lumia 925, iPhone 4S iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and... the iPhone 4 :P

I can tell you the iPhone 4 beats the N86, N9 and !! Lumia 925 !! (Not to mention some phones from the news above like SII, 920 or BB Z10)

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