First camera samples from the 20.7-megapixel camera of the Sony Xperia Z1S
posted by John V. / Jan 06, 2014, 7:00 PM
Not only does the monster tally raise eyebrows, but it’s further complemented by its 1/2.3”Exmor RS sensor, Sony’s G Lens (aperture of f2.0), BIONZ for mobile processing engine, LED flash, 8x digital zoom with still shots, and 1080p video recording. In our short time checking out the handset, we managed to snap several shots throughout Las Vegas to quickly gauge its quality. We’ll be reserved at the moment until we fully test the thing out, but what do you folks think about its quality so far?
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To be honest I do not think this is a great camera at all. I don't know why but there is so much grain and distortion throughout all the pictures, and I though my htc ones was bad
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 7:20 PM 6
Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013
I must say the opposite. As a proud owner of Galaxy S4 I never had any issues with it's camera, flawless...after Z1 came out I thought it will beat my "old" plastic-king, but they kept the wow-effect inside. However these pictures are really really good especially if you count in darkness with neon lights. I don't know what happened to the same sensor in this Compact version, but in overall I think it's better (best?).
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 7:52 PM 2
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"it’s further complemented by its 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor". This is mediocre at best. This is the same crap that point-and-shoot digital camera companies went through. Megapixels, Megapixels, Megapixels. The same result in this race applies to smartphones: image quality has absolutely nothing to do with megapixels. Nothing. Megapixels equate to image size, not image quality. Lens quality, Image sensor quality (along with photosite size and pitch), and onboard image processing has much more to do with image quality than MP. There are 6MP cameras that smash today's smartphones in terms of overall image quality because of the lens and image sensor. Megapixels are purely for marketing towards the ignorant shoppers (not stupid shoppers, just uneducated and they honestly don't know better). It's cheaper to just pack megapixels onto a sensor than offer a camera with a higher-quality sensor, lens, and onboard processing.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 7:37 PM 4
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Those photos look great. Relatively clean and sharp unless you're pixel peeping. Sony makes sensors for so many camera manufacturers, I wish they put slightly larger sensors in these phones. Mmmm, the day when my phone has a micro 4/3....
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 10:02 PM 0
Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013
I wish when they did these pictures, they would compare the images with a good SLR. Otherwise, you don't know what colors you should be seeing. The weird thing is that my LG G2 takes slightly better images in semi-dim light than I can actually see. It has to be enhancing the contrast and colors to do that, but I don't know how accurate the result is. (not that I would want it to stop that, I couldn't be happier with the camera)
posted on Jan 07, 2014, 9:04 AM 0
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