First Sony Xperia Z3 camera samples are here

First Sony Xperia Z3 camera samples are here
We managed to snap a few busy shots at the showfloor of the IFA expo in Berlin with none other than the newly-announced Sony Xperia Z3

At first brush, Sony's newest flagship sports the same 20.7 MP Exmor sensor with 1.12 micron pixels as its predecessor, the Z2, but Sony touted that the kit now has the newer generation G Lens optics, and other improvements under the hood, such as being the first flagship that can boast up to 12800 ISO sensitivity in night mode. 

We won't comment on the quality of the pics, as these are likely models with non-final software, and maybe even hardware, but you can see for yourself roughly what quality can we expect from the new Xperia Z3 camera.

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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)



1. Busyboy unregistered

Lol I thought the camera was improved

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

They look good to me.

16. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This is not yet the official handset. I think the final production will be the one to check.

22. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012


2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this is really bad it looks like 5mp camera.

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

As a Z2 owner... I am disappointed at those sample pictures. It doesn't even produce the same quality as the Z2 does. Improvement fail....

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

And you guys are comparing it to? How can you guys talk about how bad or good it is if you have no standard to compare it to, my guess is the several different light sources shining on the same space is what is causing this, even a good camera would struggle with multiple light sources of different intensities.

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Theirs some kind of bad joke being played against in the world is Sony able to provide camera Len's for apple and Samsung, which both have excellent camera quality.....but yet not be able to TRUMP them when it comes to their own camera and phones???

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is what I never seem to figure out. If Apple and Samsung can work the software better than they can, they need to go back to square one.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because Samsung and Apple are not protecting lucrative camera businesses. Sony wants you to buy a smartphone and a camera whereas Apple and Samsung are happy if you buy one device. Samsung does have a camera business, but they seem to be more okay cannibalizing themselves, if that is what the market wants.

6. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

lol my S2 makes better photos, even despite that pink spot in the center hahaha xD

7. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

cannot wait until release to see the comparing it with the other smartphones

8. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I looked at the image data. This is an 8.3MP shot, basically 8MP. ISO250, no flash used. Without another reference shot you can't judge at all how well it did. That being said, it doesn't look great. But I doubt Sony went backwards with it.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Yes its said that these arent the final software.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Check the Note 4's camera samples. They're beyond beautiful.

20. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Not so much Papa. In my opinion nothing betas Nokia (and I´m a Samsung Note 3 heavy user, but I still keep my 808 pureview)

13. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

14. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Hahaha! Poor sony, the note 4 will eat you for breakfast. Lol

15. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Comparing first Xperia Z2 camera samples with this, I say the Z3 is definitely better. That being said, I expected more.

18. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

owing so many xperia phone, I am not surprise about the camera quality. Its only good in places with lots of sunlight. I nv seen any xperia phone taking decent shots in such conditions

19. PhotoPixel

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

So noisily, with overexposed photos((( It's Sony details! PS. make believe SONY. xD

21. TMach unregistered

This are non final software samples! Fairly self explanatory, anyone with half a brain would recognise that it is unlikely the camera would be worse than earlier iterations of the same camera. The Z3 is an improvement over the Z2 in every way but not a major leap. The phone looks beautiful, sleeker, lighter, better finish (hard to believe), thinner. Ho hum haters are always gonna hate. Personally, I want the Nexus 6/Shamu or whatever, mainly because of software updates/pure Android etc but seriously thinking of getting this phone in Black as an alternative to my LG G3.

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