First sample images from the Sony Xperia Z are yummy

First sample images from the Sony Xperia Z are yummy
Taking sample images with display smartphones at tech expos is not an easy task, as the companies balk at commenting on prototype samples, and there is usually no easy way to send or download the photos off the device, not to mention the expo centers interior is not very exciting to photograph in the first place.

Still, a few nimble previewers managed to snatch quick macro and regular shot with the Xperia Z, and of the most frequented conference place paraphernalia at that - the snack table.

The photos are pretty decent, with noise kept in check for the sake of some detail smearing; other than that, the colors are vibrant and the pics look sharp. What we would really like to see though, are the HDR video samples, and we'll try to get some of those before the expo ends.

source: CNET Asia & Engadget

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Seriously, w/o samples from comparable cameras like iP5, GS3 we can't judge the pictures quality.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

They look average, not better than what is available in HTC Droid DNA, Samsung Galaxy SIII/Note II, & Apple iPhone 5. It's clearly on par with what is out there. Nothing spectacular like Nokia's Pure View. +1

21. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

how can you say that when sony produces their cameras.

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Because the pictures don't lie. Should I lie & say the pictures do look better because Sony makes their cameras? I said the pictures are on par with the others I mentioned. These pictures are CLEARLY not better.

24. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

afaik Sony is not involved with Nokia 808's camera in any way.

27. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

i know that because it's written on the camera of the 808 namely Carl Zeiss

26. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

purewiew only good at night scenes for dayligth not best

2. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Lumia 920 quality (photo) is much better

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

with more saturated colors ?

8. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

like your iphone 5's saturated colors? you're moving into wendy's and TROLL's space for the best phonearena troll award. by the way i think that would be a funny poll to start and award to give out.

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

my iphone 5 ? check my phones list mate I have gs2

11. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

so your gs2 has amoled display vs. the 920's lcd display yet your saying the 920 has saturated colors? ok.... LCD LCD displays start with a backlight that’s always on, and require light in order to create black, white, and colors. High end LCD’s have the reputation for creating the most accurate colors and “grays”, but are often calibrated (on purpose) to produce weaker red, blue, and purple colors to keep power consumption down. LCD screens also age slower, and can easily withstand thousands of hours of use. OLED This particular type of screen requires no light in order to produce black, but only needs it to produce white and colors. Because of this, it can be considered as a battery saving display. OLED displays are often brighter, but can often suffer from oversaturated green colors. They also age a lot faster than LCDs, with red and blue colors deteriorating faster than green. That might not sound like a big deal, but it can cause the color balance to suffer over time. OLEDs are also more expensive to make, which has caused many manufacturers (HTC for example) to switch from AMOLED to LCD displays. Super AMOLED Don’t let the title “Super” fool you. This is simply Samsung’s proprietary name and approach to making OLED displays. In other words, Super AMOLED=Samsung OLED. Super AMOLED, Super AMOLED Plus, and HD Super AMOLED only really have one major difference: sub pixels. troll harder.

12. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

did I say smoled better than lcd ? but admit iphone 5 capture more natural looking pictures than lumia brick ;)

14. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

more useless opinion vs. mine backed up with facts. i'm done.

15. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

then u admit :)

17. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

you dont even have a lumia 920 how could u judge???

18. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

but my friends has both l920& i5

19. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

ohhhh

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And, a flagship smartphone is supposed to do things other than take pics. I hope the call quality is on a par with Sammy. Waiting for the review.

4. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

sammy, sammy and sammy...nothing but sammy... Lord....

5. Marule

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

these arent the best samples for test pics i think

10. windy

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

Waiting to see the full camera review to compare with others. I expect more "pro camera like" picture quality in mobiles in 2013.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

YUM YUM. Should of taken a picture of one of my favorite shandwhiches the PANINI and I could hold the XPERIA Z RIGHT NOW

16. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

OH MY GOD so sharp

20. Crane

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

I think, the pix were taken without any special settings, but my Acro S can take nearly same photos like these...

22. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

its PROTOTYPE

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

For Sony's sake, I hope the photos were not taken with some other camera. As in take a page from the Nokia playbook for how to do new product introductions. That would NOT be the way to introduce your new flagship phone to the world.

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