Sony: dual-cam flagship with DSLR-level light sensitivity is in the works


If you have been lying on the MWC 2018 floor in a fetal position, curled and desperate that Sony didn't announce a dual-camera phone as most handset makers these days do, fret not, as the folks from Sony told us during the expo chit-chat that basically "it's coming".

The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact do have wonderful 19MP Motion Eye cameras that can do 960fps Super slow-mo video, just like the Galaxy S9, yet they only have one camera sensor on their backs, while Samsung outfitted its renowned S-line with its first dual-cam representative, the S9+.

A Sony representative has spilled the beans on an upcoming flagship from the company that will sport a brand new Fusion Image Signal processor, and, as the name suggests, it will combine footage from different sources to merge them into a better photo, which could mean a dual camera setup is in the works by Sony. What's more interesting, however, is that the cameras with Fusion ISP will excel in low-light, tipped Sony, and will be capable of DSLR-level ISO values of up to 51200 for photos and ISO 12800 for video. 

Yep, you read that right, future Sony phones may be able to go 4x the ISO 12800 that the XZ2 offers. We can imagine the grain resulting from such drastically higher ISO levels, so, hopefully, noise will be kept in check by the software algorithms as well. Here's the dual camera module that will be making its way into future Xperias, straight from Sony.

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