First alleged camera samples of the upcoming Sony Sirius D6503 get compared with the Xperia Z1

First alleged camera samples of the upcoming Sony Sirius D6503 get compared with the Xperia Z1
An upcoming Sony device, currently known as the D6503 'Sirius', has been showing up all over the place the last few weeks, with numerous leaks pointing to its existence. In a yet another leak, two alleged sample snaps shot with the Sirius were revealed earlier today, with an Xperia Z1 unit used as reference. Said to sport the same 20.7-megapixel shooter on its rear, the Sirius will likely be every bit the camera-centric device as the one before it. And while the sensor slapped on its back appears to be identical to the Xperia Z1's, software wizardry has proved an important factor in overall quality. Which is why we looked at the below snaps with a certain amount of interest.

Of course, such a device has not been officially confirmed by Sony itself, and yet that didn't stop leakers in the past from thoroughly revealing the Sony Xperia Z1 in its full, way before the device actually made it to the stage. At this point in time, we have a fairly good indication that the Sirius will serve as something along the lines of a mid-life cycle refresh to the Xperia Z1, making it all the more interesting. 

As to the snaps themselves, we have two samples, both with Sony's Superior Auto mode and flash on -- one shot under what we'd call typical conditions, and the other -- in complete darkness. Obviously, and if we stipulate that these are indeed taken with a prototype of the Sony Sirius, we can definitely see some differences. For one, the Sirius seems to produce considerably brighter stills, though we obviously don't know if the author (xda-developers forum user iRimas) was careful to stage the shots as to be representative. The other snap, in a fully-dark room, produced the opposite results, however -- the Xperia Z1 ended up with a much brighter, more illuminated still, while the alleged Sony Sirius struggled in comparison. In any case, if these were indeed shot with the upcoming Sirius, it is likely still running an early version of the firmware. Take a look regardless.

source: xda-developers [1], [2] via XperiaGuide



1. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013


2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Woooww what? First pic is better on the Z1, second one is better on the Z2... :)

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Overall both are awful. Too grainy pics for such a high resolution lens. 1st pic is overexposed in Z2 and the Z1 is overexposed in 2nd pic. Don't think Sony is any 'serious' with this phone. If it has the same TFT, big bezels and poor battery life, I don't see how this phone will compete against other flagship of 2014. Anyways, best of luck, Sony. Still a big fan of your Walkman players :)

5. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

sadly I agree with you here... though in my experience, Sony Xperias can make great pictures, but the user needs to know at least the basics... using Manual mode, with exposure, ISO, white balance, focus, metering... etc Auto Mode works great in good light conditions

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

First is much better in Sirius, second is much better in Z1. Though it seems that the first photo is taken with flash on with the Sirius, and without with Z1

6. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I think so yes, cuz if the 1 pic of serius without flash, thats phenomenal.,.look at the d├ętails man,

8. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

the first picture uses flash, or at least a lamp... look at the reflection on the TV screen... there is clearly a light source on the opposite side...

7. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Z2 is Z1 with night mode option.

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