The Sony Xperia Z can take 999 pictures in 68 seconds
The Burst Mode on the Sony Xperia Z takes 999 pictures in 68 seconds
The 13.1MP Exmor RS camera on back of the unit is said by the Japanese manufacturer, to be able to take an unlimited number of 9MP images at a rate of 10 per second. But the video below shows that an amazing 999 pictures can be taken in just 68 seconds. Sure, it is not a moving subject, and who is ever going to need to take 999 pictures in a minute and 8 seconds? But if you ever did need to do such a thing, you'll know which smartphone to buy.
source: XperiaBlog via GSMArena
13. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
And thay just barely found out about this now?
Gee, talk about FAST! (Psych!!!!!)
40. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
take 999 pics and find best one takes lot of time..... who cares
41. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
999 bottles of beer on the wall..... The Z will probably still only come out with Jellybean and updates will be 12-18+ months away.
Pity Sony's Android updates sucks ballz
64. stitch (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
Sony promised that 4.2 jelly bean will hit soon upon launching, and for future updates they depend on how hot is the device in the market
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Nokia 808 can take one great picture!"
And troll can receive 999 thumbs down making only one comment. ;)
16. Twisted247 (Posts: 254; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Yes we all know nokia can take a picture. Ashton Kutcher shows us that. But when is nokia going to realize that a they are making PHONES and are TRYING I repeat TRYING to compete in the smartPHONE game. All they ever do is make a camera that can make phone calls. As for their actual functionality they blow, Lumia series is a perfect example. They have to be the worst phones available. Yes they have a camera, but considering that's all they can do I'd rather go buy a real camera to take pictures. ZTE and Huewai make WAY better phones then Nokia. And Sony's Z and ZL model blow anything nokia has out of the water.
19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"All they ever do is make a camera that can make phone calls. As for their actual functionality they blow, Lumia series is a perfect example."
I think that perfect example is Nokia 808 PureView not Nokia Lumia 920. i think that Nokia Lumia 920 is a better smartphone than Nokia 808 PureView.
But in overall I agree with you, Nokia shouldn't focus only on good camera.
46. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
Emilly is a troll and you caught the bait perfectly.
I am sorry but if you say the lumia 920 "blows", "lacks functionality", and that huawei and zte "make WAY better phones than nokia", then you are also trolling, and I am gonna eat your bait too (the irony).
I enjoy the hypocrisy of sony fanboys who on every other article regarding comparisons between competitors or just other competitors' devices like to harp on about how sony makes the best cameras on smartphones like its a major selling point of a smartphone.
Yet when another competitors' arguably superior product is brought into the limelight they switch gears and all of a sudden its who cares a bout camera performance.
FYI when most people buy a phone they always check the screen, battery life and camera quality. If you go into a phone store this week and stay a bit I can guarantee you will here a few consumers asking something along the lines of, "is the camera any good?". Also if cameras were such a none feature sony, htc, samsung, apple, etc; wouldn't make such a big deal about it all the time.
And yes I do a agree the the xperia Z blows anything nokia has out the water. I am not afraid to admit that. So why is it so hard for you to accept the fact that the 808 does take better pics than than the Z as well as the fact that 999 shots in one min is really not gonna be needed other than for bragging rights?
48. FireDragon (Posts: 107; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
I really really like and respect (and want) Nokia 808, and completely believe that it is one best Camera Phone out there, but taking 1 picture vs Burst mood with 999 pictures in about a minute is something very different and amazing too.
There are moments when Burst comes in handy and I know because I used it.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5926; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Still waiting to find out when the Z will be shipping in the U.S. and whether it will be available on VZW. If a VZW edition will be available, it might be my next phone.
3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6697; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Damn thats alot of pictures just under 88 sec. When i get my xperia z. Ill try too pass that time.
53. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5926; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It is the owners choice if they want to put the camera in burst mode long enough to fill up the memory. Typically, there is a buffer that gets filled and burst shots stop until the buffer gets cleared (written to storage). Sony seems to have found a way to immediately write to storage from the sensor (or, they have really fast buffer clearance). Either way, with open-ended burst mode, the chance of missing a keeper shot (like a surfer catching a wave at its peak break) is significantly reduced.
5. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
"Admit it. During the launch of the BlackBerry Z10, you forgot all about the handset that made people fall in love with it during CES".
9. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I would forget about the z10 if phonearena wasnt talking about it every day
54. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5926; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wouldn't have even remembered it if PA wasn't talking about it.
6. sonyisdead (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Xperia Z also gets less than 10 hours of battery life and barely 3 hours of screen on time, as expected from Sony.
8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
but its also waterproof......as creativity is expected from sony
27. sonyisdead (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Waterproof phones have been out ages ago.
23. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
these statistics show it battery life at the highest rate of usage and while the screen is at its brightest condition. so, the result is not too bad. and don't forget about stamina mode. we can't judge till the real review of it.
28. sonyisdead (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
You are in denial. These statistics do not show the battery life at highest rate of usage nor the screen at its brightest condition. These statistics show Xperia Z has a very poor battery life.
39. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Sony phones are plagued with low life by and large.
42. BattleBrat (Posts: 1154; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Rustic, drop it! They said the same about the iPhone 4s and my RAZR, but I routinely get two days from each. It's all how you optimize it.
56. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
no, it shows that as it is clear from your name, you try to show off in every Sony post in order to attack it. i wonder if you can decide which brand you're supporting.
59. TheLoyalist (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
Well I've used both Z and ZL and I would say the screen time is between 3.30 to 4 hours. But that's not all since comparing 2 devices comes down to drivers, screen settings, contrast....
Gonna do some more testing this weekend.
7. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
My lumia 710 can take 30 photos per second, its called a video lol
49. FireDragon (Posts: 107; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
If this help educating you a little bit, video and taking single snap are 2 different things. Major dIfference is in the resolution of pictures.
And I am not against Lumia nor Nokia, just wanted you to understand this simple thing so you don't make yourself a joke again and perhaps understand the technology better.
61. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Well fundamentally i do not see the difference, except for the resolution. Even tho 720p is a decent photo in itself, i made the joke cos i see no point in this feature..
Plus you can capture any of 30fps so what exactly is the difference?
10. mihaidenis (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
Making a useless feature
avaible to everyone.
Thanks Sony you were
Back in those days of
Now U just copy/paste...
999 per minute....
38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Making a useless feature"
Not only Sony Xperia Z has Burst Mode, there is and was before other phones which has Burst Mode feature also, the difference is that Sony Xperia Z does more photos through shorter time. So don't need to say that Sony made useless feature...
43. BattleBrat (Posts: 1154; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
PhoneArenaUser don't bother, haters gonna hate, if he doesn't like Sony phones he can buy another brand, that is the beauty of Android. He needs to remember that Apple is the enemy.
50. FireDragon (Posts: 107; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
People who "use" those features find them very very useful and helpful in their life. I am one of those.
11. lovefist (unregistered)
Not much practical use but nice trick though. Too bad its so expensive and big. My hands aint gonna stretch. How i wish oems would consider packing this specs on a smaller phone.. Like 4 to 4.5 sounds good.
12. allinone190 (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Is this a innovation,,, just copy paste trick.. take 999 picture per min by moving a camera.. sony now a days u r fooling us by showing this stupid kind of things.. go and refer nokia for the term innovation.. wait for the pureview 41 mpx wp that will pee on your xperia z
18. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
A pureview 41mp wp will be cool to see. At least the Z will still work after it's been peed on.
20. Mr.Alawi (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
"s this a innovation,,, just copy paste trick.. take 999 picture per min by moving a camera.. sony now a days u r fooling us by showing this stupid kind of things" really copy paste trick ?? which devices that can take 999 photos in 68 seconds?? "wait for the pureview 41 mpx wp " who needs that?? tell me one single use of 41mp on a phone ?? only that it give weight and damn thickness which it look so damn bulk ... if they just made a camera like Galaxy camera with wp os and no gsm would be better for them.. so stop telling jokes about your nokia :/
51. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
So nokia should just made a bigger, bulkier camera with no gsm radio, a smaller sensor, comparatively worse image quality to the 808, that is priced equally with other infinitely better cameras and they would have done better?
Sounds to me like no one would bat an eye lash if they did that. Also who needs 41mp? Well then who needs to take 999 shots of an object in a minute? Tel me one single use of taking 999 shots of an object ina minute. It only fills up your phonne with a lot junk pics that you then have to get rid of. Tell me which phone or point and shoot for that matter takes better pics than an 808?This argument irritates you doesn't it? Its because II like you just oversimplified the purpose of taking 999 shots per minute.
The Z's feature could be usefully for capturing fast moving objects and rapidly occurring actions. Like a race or something. Whatever the compromise in this feature maybe it makes up for it with its real world applications.
The 808's 41mp cam uses oversampling (not interpolation) to get extremely crisp and detailed lower res images as well as to near perfectly mirror optical zooming. As for the weight its lighter than the lumia 920 and its only the thinker than the 920 at the camera hump, but if you look at the capabilities of the camera on sites like this one or flikr where there are 10,000 808 pics you will see that the little camera hump is not much of a huge compromise any more. Besides the hump can be rendered non existent with a graphene sensor.
63. Mr.Alawi (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
999 shots it's an extra option on a phone remember here we are talking about a phone so it should be light and slim .. not a damn heavy&bulky phone ... and saying i should look at 10k pictures on flicker that taken by 808's camera ?? why would i do that ?? no matter what the pictures are it won't be better then Canon&Nikon's dSLRs pictures ... so i'm asking you what's the point of pureview 808 as a whole and not only about camera ... as smartphone it's less then iphone or any android device also it got a dead OS ..so if you want all the featurs of a smartphone and you got Pureview 808 ..you will consider buying second hand smartphone either iPhone or Android ..so lets go to what i said before ... Nokia should just made Pureview 808 a digital Camera only like Samsung Galaxy Camera and also you would get Optical Zoom !! ... but as a Smartphone Pureview 808 is damn useless compare it to today's tech .
21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
It is not a fresh new that Sony Xperia Z can make 999 in less than a minute so it is not a "copy paste trick".
15. Twisted247 (Posts: 254; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Another way to blow out 8.8GB of your memory in 68 seconds...lol
22. papss (unregistered)
I think its pretty neat that it can shoot burst that fast...one question though.. Will the camera take good pictures or will the quality be sacrificed? Also can we stop bashing Nokia? At least they are combing two useful features...water proof is way more useful right? Still love Sony style though.. I think they make the best looking Android phones.
24. papss (unregistered)
Forgot to laugh about the first line on this blog.. I would never forget about the Sony Z in the wake of any BB product. If the first Z10 is any indication of quality they are in trouble. They needed to come out with a phone that was better than the current phones in order to be competitive but that's not the case..
25. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
i wonder what would those Samboys say if GS4 featured this capability. "love you Sammy, you're the most revolutionary brand." LOL
29. sonyisdead (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
I wonder what Sony fanboys would say if HTC fanboys bashed Sony, or Nokia fanboys bashed Sony, or Apple fanboys bashed Sony, etc. They'll all go "SAMSUNG HTC APPLE NOKIA LG ALL SUCK! SONY MOST INNOVATIVE IN THE WORLD! WE RULE THE WORLD WITH 0% MARKETSHARE!" LOL
32. sonyisdead (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Oh my gosh, I'm so hurt... not. What's wrong? You have to resort to ad hominem attacks because you can't refute anything?
Xperia Z is a complete rip off of Optimus G. When LG makes it, who cares? But when Sony does, Sony fanboys will all say "OMG SONY THE BEST! SAMSUNG AND APPLE GOING DOWN!"
33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Xperia Z is a complete rip off of Optimus G."
Get some knowledge!
Design, hardware, specifications, user interface are different.
34. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
you forgot the new LG beast is a rip off of Galaxy Note 2
get your facts first
35. papss (unregistered)
Let's be clear... That was a render not a rip off
36. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
First of all I was talking about Sony Xperia Z and LG Optimus G!
Second, talking about the new LG's "beast" and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, here is few questions for you:
Does LG's "beast" is released? No!
Does LG's "beast" hardware and configurations are official? No!
Does LG's "beast" visual design are official? No!
So how you can say that the new LG's "beast" is rip off Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ???
SO GET YOUR FACTS!
55. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
and i wonder if you could change your name. i think you're dead yourself as far as you have no knowledge and you always try to show off. jealousy is not good. try to be more realistic.
37. BattleBrat (Posts: 1154; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Boys, Boys, You're forgetting who the real enemy is, Apple! So put your knives away, Sony, Sammy, Moto, LG, HTC, they all push the bar in their own way, and give us what us Android lovers love, variety! I am personally pondering whether I should get the HTC One, for it's kickass screen and reasonable size, The Samsung Galaxy S IV for it's all around badassedness and feature packed Android flavor, The Moto X for its Moto radio, (rumored) Light or non existent skin, and Classic MOTO build quality. (I'm on Verizon so no Nexus, rightfully so Verizon would screw it up anyway, and LG and Sony don't make much for us) This is what makes Android awesome so forget your squabbles and focus on the Enemy, the one that sues and tries to take our beautiful variety away from us, the one that tries to make the whole phonescape as bleak and drab as its bland cookie cutter products; APPLE!!!
26. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
IMO 10-30 burst shots is enough. Since it is easy to take a picture if the subject are still.
44. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Why use Burst mode when you have Scalado camera tech? Nokia (owns it), HTC, BBZ10 have it.
45. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
the same reason we upgrade to new phones every 2 years. we want more functions :) humans are greedy :X