Daytime Sony Xperia Z2 camera samples crawl up

Daytime Sony Xperia Z2 camera samples crawl up
With performance now a long-gone issue, it sure feels like it's all eyes on the camera these days. And with phones like the Sony Xperia Z2 manufacturers are really just scraping the surface of what's possible on an increasingly smaller scale. And you can really see that in these latest photo samples from the Xperia Z2, again shot in Tokyo, but during the day this time around.

Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z1 , the Z2 comes with the same 1/2.3-inch, 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor and G lens. And though that's the exact same hardware you'll find in the previous model, the years have taught us that the software side of the equation is just as important, and, apparently, that's where Sony has focused its efforts this time around, or so does the author of the shots below claim. The source reports an improvement in focus time and overall behavior (the Z1 has some issues with focus). As always, however, we'll wait for a final unit before coming out with any kind of informed verdict, but there's certainly no harm in peeking before game time. 

All of these were shot in 4:3 aspect ratio, as to get the highest possible pixel count out of the unit on the back of the Z2 (20.66 megapixels). This means some seriously detailed, but gigantic photos, so load time may vary depending on your connection.

source: ePrice

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)



1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The best phone to buy in 2014 peroid.

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

For me, that would be the Xperia Z1 Compact. Handy. Beastly.

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

And in 6 month time?

8. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

z2 compact ...

26. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

you mean z3 compact...

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Period* Q1 hasn't ended and you claim it's the best phone of the year? Z3? G3? Note 4? iPhone 6?

12. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Good to see that you start to leave out the S5.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't believe I forgot the S5. 5AM post ftw.

15. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

i'm kind of impressed too, no S5 defending ;)

17. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Those pics look awesome, Im def getting this one.. Time to upgrade mi HTC One...

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Honestly, it's hard to judge which phone is the best phone of the year now. It's all depends on one person's opinion. Some people like one phone over another and it's just the nature of human. We like different things. In my eyes, I think Z2 is the best phone for me as what I have seen. I'll probably get it if it comes to AT&T, because I need an upgrade XD

18. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Agree. Period

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

These are day time photos, almost all high end phones quality during the day looks the same. They need to do some night/low light photos.

7. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011


5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i don't know how you can say that those photos don't have their EXIF data. i downloaded them and i got information about the ISO, f stop, shutter speed, resolution, etc from the photos.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Can't wait to get it!! Just waiting for the release. :)

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great pics but still li'l bit grainy.

11. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

The average file size of Z2's 20.7MP images are about 9-10MB which are higher than 6-8MB of Xperia Z1's. The average file size of Z2's oversampled 8MP shots are 3.5MB, up from 2MB from Z1. Good to see sony removing the overcompression isue :) Compared to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2's images has more details, less noise and artifacts. And impressively, that is in the 20.7MP mode. I am definitely buying this phone.


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

This is a Great comment about Sony removing the over compression issue....lets hope they do it. DEFINITELY buying Z2

30. ffaarrooqq

Posts: 65; Member since: May 26, 2011

Same here. Definitely buying z2.

16. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

To this day I don't see any other phone better than the Z2.

19. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I gave it up when I saw #1, horrible ! In good light almost any phone can do a good job. Sony still overprocessed images. Try to do a better job in Z3. Do you want to give Sony your $$$ ? Ok buy Z1 is cheaper and the same result in camera.

24. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

are you kidding? that's low light. look at the other samples. take your samsung or lg and shoot at ISO 50 at that scenario. let's see if it can reveal the same amount oif details.

25. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I think you shoud try another phone, or buy a decent camera. Crop 100% and you´ll understand what I´m talking about. Ugly images.

29. tejassrinivasan24

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

ISO50, and called it Overprocessed?, I have a S4, and it's struggles to even compete with the images I just saw. with ISO50, getting that amount of Light in the Picture with amazing detail makes The Z2 a wonderful Smartphone with an amazing camera

20. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Hoenstly it dosen't look that good.., colours might be accurate but the pictures is like an eye, it focuses on 2cm/0.78 inches on a special spot and the rest is blurry.. sony really needs to learn :p, they might make good cameras but they don't know much about optimization in the camera deparment... Note: not all images are bad but it feels like z1 all over when it comes to the bigger margin.

22. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Lol they're just as cloudy and oversaturated as my Z1's. I can't wait for the plethora of disappointed Sony fanboys when they realize their phone is just as mediocre as the Z1.

23. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

yeah right

27. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

xperia Z2 = phone with the Best overall balance, great camera, powerful soc, screen size is bigger than old phones but not big like phablets. wider viewing angles for those that wants to share whats on their screen. design is worthy of a jewelry branding. not much bloatware or gimmicks, pure android computing in your pocket. the only drawback i cant think of is the $750 srp (unlocked) here in asia-pacific where the average monthly income cannot reach.

28. tejassrinivasan24

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Cant say Best phone Yet, But Z2 has set a standard now with an early launch, and in the Range of 5 Inch Smartphones, it's looks like it's gonna lead the Segment in all the possible ways. Things Sony should do > Launch with no delays, people don't want a April launch > Release in most of the parts of the world, Sales allways affected sony, it shouldn't be the same with the Z2, since it has Killer moves

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