First Sony Xperia Z5 4K and 1080p video samples showcase its lightning-fast HybridAF focus tech
posted by Chris P. / Sep 05, 2015, 7:08 AM
Updated design? Cool! A brand-new fingerprint scanner? Welcome! And yet, when we talk about Sony's Xperia Z line of devices, the conversation inevitably turns to camera performance, and that's not surprising — after all, the Japanese company's expertise in this area is beyond reproach. With a new, 1/2.3" Exmor RS sensor with 23 megapixels of its own making strapped on the back of its new Xperia Z5, Sony is once again going to battle for dominance with other flagships for the title of best cameraphone. And though it's too early to tell just how well the company has done this time around, nothing's stopping us from commenting on some preliminary video footage we recorded during IFA 2015 in Berlin.
As can be expected from any self-respecting 2015 flagship, the Sony Xperia Z5 is a full-fledged camcorder with the ability to shoot up to 4K video at 29 frames per second. If you don't fancy sacrificing all that internal storage to store those giant 4K files, or you simply don't have the proper equipment to view them in their full glory, there's still the option of 1080p video at both 30 and 60 frames per second. Unfortunately, the improved SteadyShot stabilization is only available with the 1080p@30FPS mode, so 4K and silky-smooth 1080p clips are shaky in comparison.
Beyond the specs regurgitation, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Sony's new super-fast HybridAF focusing tech lives up to the company's claims, and is particularly responsive when shooting video under continuous auto focus (CAF). The shooter is very quick to determine whether the action is happening in the background or foreground, and we've got the footage to prove it. Check it out!
NOTE: Please do keep in mind that the camera software available with the demo unit used to film these clips is not final.
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2900 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 23, 2014
I guess steadyshot stabilization doesnt apply to 4k recording?
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 7:12 AM 0
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Also no steadyshot stabilization for 60 fps 1080p :(
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 7:18 AM 0
Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011
that would be really dumb cuz the sensor is really big to crop-out all the shakiness from the frame
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 7:19 AM 0
Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014
Blablablabla , even if you have a dslr and a shaky hands you will not have a steady video , phonearena just posted a video comparison between z3 and z5 and you can see clearly that z5 is probably have the best video stabilization on market
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 8:20 AM 6
The autofocus is fast but the video quality is pretty average.
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 7:19 AM 8
Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014
Sony always focuses on camera gimmicks and not on quality
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 7:51 AM 8
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And you got the information from where exactly? Even nobody is sure if the actual sensor is called IMX300 or something else. The Sony's website doesn't contain any reference to IMX300. http://www.sony.net/Products/S
And even if they are exclusive, I doubt that would stop anyone else making better sensors. tml
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 12:09 PM 0
Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 09, 2013
The problem I have most of the time shooting video is focus. It always lags a second or two behind. Sucks when recording something with alot of motion at close range. I'll definetly pick up one of the Z5s. Probably the Premium.
posted on Sep 05, 2015, 8:01 AM 1
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