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Update brings improvement to rear snapper on Sony Xperia Z1

0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2013, 19:28 posted on

If you thought that the Sony Xperia Z1's rear-facing camera was amazing, you might need a new adjective to describe it following a firmware update that improves the algorithm to improve the performance of the camera; features like Burst Mode,Superior Auto, AR Effect and Sweep Panorama are improved following the update...

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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:31 9

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Going to update my Z1 just got a message for update. Going to try it out.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:02

38. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-black-update-to-bring-the-old-oversampling-algorithm/

Lumia 1020's gonna get better too!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:37 11

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I think PA needs to do another camera shootout considering the Z1 and 1520 are now going head to head.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:54 11

15. rency0722 (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


I also think PA should be tracking all the software updates on every phone, then they should capture the same image and show them how it differs from the previous SW.

It may be time-consuming but it will show how manufacturers live up to their words of providing better updates. :)

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 22:38 2

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


*cough* Moto Droids *cough*

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:46 1

3. cjtaxi (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Hm as soon as the update available on my phone i will try the camera immediately...cant wait

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:14

43. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Not..jealous..of people..with..Z1..

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 19:55 3

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2117; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Just the right moment for 1520,But hey I do t think it'll come close to this bad boy..

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:03

5. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


we cant say that!!!!
hahaha

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:15 10

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So far, the 1520 destroys the Z1.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:18 10

8. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


we cant say that!!!!
hahaha

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:20 2

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Let's post the same comment twice in a row!

/s

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:41 6

12. shuimaranaman (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Let's post the same comment twice in a row!

/s

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 05:36 1

40. AnukulVcool (unregistered)


z1 have bigger sensor and same resolution , so z1 have obvious advantage! z1 : 1/2.3 , 1520 : 1/2.5

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 02:35

35. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)


it was released a while ago

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:16 2

7. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


so camera performance is mainly software with the exeption of the camera for just light sampling ? so in theory i could make an 8mp snap like a 21mp ?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:21 8

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Aperture + sensor size + software = mind blowing photos.

Just check the Lumia 1520, 925, or 1020.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:42 7

13. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


You need to good software with good camera. the Z1 has an excellent 20.1mp camera, but poor image processing. The sharpness is good but the color accuracy needs more work. This update brings up a very good improvement :D

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:51 9

14. rency0722 (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Color accuracy? Every bit of news I read regarding Z1 was it produces accurate colors.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 21:21 11

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


yes the z1 is already good with color accuracy. they just need to work on the noise and the blurring. hopefully, they've done it right now.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:48

25. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


yes...... sad they dont work on camera software more :(

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:33 1

11. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 148; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


significant change s,but only in next update it will become perfect

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 21:20 1

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


if they have to update the z1 review, they need to update those of others as well. that's going to be a big task but still doable. i remember gsmarena used to update their reviews when new a firmware is released. they're just not doing it with new devices recently.

it's not their fault that sony released an unfinished product.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 22:03 6

18. DAddYE (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)


Z1 owner here. I confirm that the latest update brought an exceptional photo quality. This phone now is close to the perfection.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 22:39 4

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Curious, what's stopping it from being perfect?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:08 3

22. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Hey, even the 1020 isn't perfect. Nothing can be perfect since there is always room for improvement.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:34 1

24. DAddYE (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)


My main concern is that the the glass is not olephobic and has a builtin screen protector which is neat to have indeed but isn't either antifinger print. Other than this it has a bit too big bezel, but to be fair this is also his personality of this amazing device.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:01

21. rency0722 (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


I've seen one sample also on the previous and the current FW. (just delete the space after "h" and the "w")

OLD:
h ttp://w ww.flickr.com/photos/59117758@N02/10461603024/

NEW:
h ttp://w ww.flickr.com/photos/59117758@N02/10461614645/

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 22:05

44. Remmy (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Wow the difference is really evident D: Good job Sony! :)

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:10 1

23. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Would love some kind of update like this for my HTC One. Camera issues only got worse after the 4.3 update, along with battery life.

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