Check out these Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact 12800 ISO camera samples compared to the Z2

Check out these Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact 12800 ISO camera samples compared to the Z2
The Sony Xperia Z3 has a few subtle changes that separate it from the six-month old Z2 predecessor, like a much slimmer chassis and a much brighter display, but there have been improvements in the camera area, too. The 20 MP shooter is still with the most resolution you can find in the Android world this side of Samsung's unwieldy Zoom line, but it has received a new G Lens kit, and a sensor that can do up to 12800 ISO count, which could come in handy in low-light scenarios.

Exactly how handy? Well, judging from the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact 12800 ISO camera samples below, compared to the Z2 max ISO count of 6400, the Z3 duo manages to score a slightly better-lit photo, without too much additional noise creeping in. What do you think?

source: ePrice

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)

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48 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Much iso , very wow

7. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

12. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

That is about Z2's camera, why don't you wait for tests and comparisons with Z3/Z3c?

14. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

about sony sensors. samsung, nokia and st-microelectronis sensors is good, sony is bad

21. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yah becuz you hate Sony that's why it's bad.

34. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

i see a pink hue with the z3 and z3 compact camera which is similar to the pink hue that casued in htc one m7 .

36. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That hue is because the ISO is too damn high for the camera hardware to handle.

24. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

looool!!!! you must be a real expert, probably an engineer! :D

37. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

Yet you praise the pure view on Nokia bashing Sony sensors yet the 920 and 925 use Sony sensors so really explain your bias. If anything bash Sony for usually providing poor software for their excellent hard ware but don't bash the experience and expertise Sony has at cameras cause you appear bias.

40. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

But SONY sensors record most of the TV & Movies you currently watch, must be doing something right.

46. gabrielmm

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

They are saving it for future phones, marketing it is called

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And wtf it's most likely software issue not hardware issue... Sar44 troll here he goes again.

16. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Everyone is entitled of her/his oppinion, I guess

23. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

no AMOLED no exynos no removable battery no ISOCELL haha

25. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

no AMOLED -> good! (natural colors) no exynos -> good! (snapdragon 801 is better) no removable battery -> why should we care? no ISOCELL -> don't even know what it is!

31. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I guess pwnarena was being sarcastic, because those things are exactly what sar44 says.

35. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

"pwnarena" was just being sarcastic. If you've ever seen sar44's rant, it's exactly what he says :)

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

epic reply......lol

29. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

king of links is back at it again

2. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So color accuracy takes toll with increasing ISO? I dont know if this is really an improvement.

5. josephnero

Posts: 788; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Other phones come up with total black pic in this mode so you say color accuracy?lol.

33. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

because it's difficult to mistake black with any other color hahaha if they see anything, they will say that the reds are supposed to be orange or the blues are supposed to be cyan

8. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

who cares about color acuracy when you can fix it with a few touches on the screen? what really matters on a smartphone's camera is the details

10. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

it shouldnt degrade colors. just adds noise,.and brightens the surroundings. thats the use of ISO

27. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

it does degrade colors, on every camera. Just because you would like it to work in a different way, it doesn't mean that it can be done. ;)

11. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

professional photographer with impeccable color skillz? Duhfuq, pic looks good

26. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

it's like this on every sensor, on every camera. Even when going from iso 100 to 400, then to 800... of course, the more you increase the more you'll notice.

3. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

More useful photos please

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Don't care the coloura are gonna go crazy. And details too. It's gonna look like an oil painting.

6. josephnero

Posts: 788; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Better than total darkness

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