First Xperia XZs camera samples from Sony's new 'Motion Eye' camera

All eyes might have been on the grand new 4K phone by Sony at MWC - the XZ Premium - but there were three other phones announced, and one of them has all the makings of a hit handset. 

The new Xperia XZs comes in a very pocketable and palm-friendly size with a 5.2" 1080p display, but it's one pretty little monster, too, with a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4 GB RAM, stereo speakers, waterproof certification, and Sony's new 19 MP sensor that does super slow-mo 960fps video. 

That is the same "Motion Eye" camera that is in the XZ Premium, so one can expect the same splendid results. We snapped a few quick indoor photos at the show floor with the 19 MP Xperia XZs camera, and these below are the results, though we won't comment on any virtues before we get a retail unit for review. These are the full-size samples straight from the camera which are quite large, so be patient while they load.

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Xperia XZs
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh



1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I don't mind a little noise, personally I found detailed smudged a little but over all nice samples, colour rendering, dynamic range.

7. Furbal unregistered

Im with you, rather have some grain/noise versus smudgy NR

2. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

lol click on the plus button ! The same, again and again ... and again. Little noise ????

6. Nopers unregistered

Lmao. Looks like the whole image is noise in those samples. Hopefully it's not that way in the final product because if you're branding something premium you expect to have a camera that's well above mediocre in a well lit environment.

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

MWC is not a 'well lit environment'.

12. timaustin2000

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

In what world is that a "Well Lit Environment"? Those are Low Light shots. Judging by colour rendering, contrast, focus and highlight management, they're pretty good Low Light shots. That some detail has been smoothed at a 200% crop is a little disappointing but for anything less than blowing the image up to billboard size they're spot on.


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

As I expected my vision has come to fruition. Sony has cut the g6 with it's katana blade rendering it old and has only one opposing enemy known as Samsung. The camera in this phone was carved by 1000 Japanese swords-smith. Perfection has been born.

8. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

What do you smoke??

4. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Phonearena Best Camera Ratings sony xperia xzs ratings - 4/10 overrated iphone 7 plus ratings - 10/10

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The Phonearena gallery is cumbersome. Why change it?

9. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

This new gallery work horribly on my phone. I am unable to see pictures. PA should bring back the good old style.

11. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Damn the slo mo.

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