More Sony Honami images leak out, confirm a 20MP shooter again
posted by Chris P. / Jul 31, 2013, 3:49 AM
Today is no exception, as we once again get yet another look at the Sony Honami. The brushed metal beneath the glass plating at the rear that we've come to recognize Sony with is there, and so is the 20MP shooter.
As you probably know by now, the Sony Honami is going to follow the current design language of the Xperia line. In fact, except it being slightly taller than its predecessor, the Xperia Z, the Sony Honami sticks to its brethren in terms of looks.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)
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A phone that wants to compete with the best cameraphone in 2013 cannot lack an optical image stabilizer. I don't care about the 20mp, look at the Nokia 1020: it has 41mp but to deliver its super-sharp pictures it downsamples them to only 5mp...
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:07 AM 12
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It has a far small sensor to compete with the 1020 and the lack of Xenon flash is another let down.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 5:20 AM 6
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in my opinion It is NOT a competitor to the lumia 1020 coz it is not MEANT to compete with it. its more likely a competitor to the galaxy S4 zoom and the S4 and iP5 cameras. this is meant to be the best camera on an android phone, not a smartphone.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 5:28 AM 3
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I'm sorry, but where is it written that the Honami is exclusively a camera phone meant to compete directly with the Lumia 1020? From the leaks we've seen, this is a flagship Android smartphone designed to compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, HTC One, LG G2, etc. Just because it has a better camera than every other Android smartphone doesn't mean it's supposed to compete against the Lumia 1020.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 12:00 PM 1
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You are halfway correct. The secret sauce to Nokia cameraphones is not the sensor only, though. The critical ingredient is the Carl Zeiss specialized lens. I have observed this in the better Nokia cameraphones that the ones that do have the Carl Zeiss lens tend to perform better and have excellent IQ. Also another factor is the Xenon flash. A serious cameraphone must have a Xenon flash and a mechanical shutter to go with it. Nowadays they do away with these critical components and instead they compromise by using BSI instead of FSI, smaller sensors, narrower pixel pitch, anemic LED flash and electronic shutters. Unless they do it the Nokia way, they will utterly fail. I would love to have an Android version of Nokia 808 PureView Pro *OR* a 2013 Android hardware (Quad Core, 2GB LPDDRAM3, 64GB, 720p AMOLED Clear Black Display, etc.,) on the Nokia 808 PureView Pro.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 3:35 PM 0
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so no xenon flash??
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:13 AM 3
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A flash will not be required when you have a bigger sensor, as ther will be plenty of light falling even when at low light conditions... A Xenon Flash or any other flash it may be will make the picture look flat... there will be no difference between the object and the background and both will lie on the same line (No 3D effect)... That is why top end DSLR's do not come with a flash attached, since most photographers will not use them with a full frame sensor or they will use light reflectors...
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 5:12 AM 1
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why is it so hard for sony to put a xenon flash to this phone?...
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:43 AM 2
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bcoz sony dont want it to look same as 1020 bulky
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 5:35 AM 1
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The sexiest cameraphone! Come on Sony, bring it on!
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 4:57 AM 5
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