Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Oppo Find 5 camera samples comparison

Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Oppo Find 5 camera samples comparison
We've seen a number of camera samples with prototype Sony Xperia Z handsets already, but what we were waiting for is comparison with other flagship smartphones to gauge performance against the competition, and that wasn't too far off, as you can see int he slideshow below.

Image comparisons have emerged of the Z with an iPhone 5 unit, and the Oppo Find 5, which has very similar specs with Sony's newest flagship handset, down to the 13 MP Exmor RS camera sensor. 

Noise is kept in check with the Xperia Z processing algorithms, for the sake of some detail in comparison with the other two, and when it comes to the night shot, Sony's sensor gets it a bit better than the iPhone 5 and the Oppo Find 5, as it pushed the ISO higher. This is most likely not a final retail version yet, either, so there might be some last minute camera software tweaks to the Xperia Z.

There are also two shots which compare the display of the Z against the almost perfectly calibrated screen of the iPhone 5, and, needless to say, the Reality Display looks saturated in comparison with the iPhone, as it boosts contrasts and color in pictures and video mode.

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



73. stylinred

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

How does it stand against the 3yr old Nokia N8? seems like none of these phones are able to match a 3yr old phone yet...

69. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"as it pushed the ISO higher"...yep, still the same wrong approach. That's why sony will always loose to Nokia.

66. Amirichi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

you'd have to have a few missing brain cells to say the find 5 or xperia z have a better image AT NIGHT over the iphone 5... i don't go walking around the streets seeing a saturated blue tint when there's a light shining, i see just what the iphone 5 shows.

64. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I doubt this comparison. The ones from xperia z looks like they have been taken from xperia T.

63. Smg-Uk

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

All s**t compared to lumia 920

62. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Results were all over the place. I would have to say the Iphone 5 is the overall winner, but the Xperia Z did win a couple of the shots, and even the Oppo 5 managed to win that one with the chinese building where they zoomed in on the logo.

56. iGREGG

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

and the winner is,...................... iPhone 5 #teamiphone all day!!

52. ZiadMohamed

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Oppo find 5 is really great as new brand using the same SONY's sensor

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31811; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iPhone 5 just barely over the Sony, then the oppo find.

39. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well phonearena doesnt seems to put all the camera sample, only a few

37. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I dont gt the comment that says Iphone 5 is better. Its clearly that sony wins this time

57. iGREGG

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

u dont really believe that.... do you?

31. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The screen of the xperia looks better than Iphone 5 lol

47. howardbarrett

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

I highly doubt it's better than the iPhone 5 screen.​forms_samsungs_galaxy_s_iii_in_display_test

55. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The Galaxy s3 screen isn't that great, its the #1 reason i hate the GS3, it is better for some stuff but IPS right now is better overall than Amoled.

67. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

lol u doubt that its better than iphone retina display because retina display is better than samsung amoled screen? lol amoled is nt that good anyway the colours looks oversaturated and cartoony and its pentile lol

30. cheeseaddict

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

sony xperia z ftw!

25. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

WOW good job sony! try sony z, glaxy 3 and htc one x..

22. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

No matter who wins, the credit goes to sony for making the cameras of iP5 & Find5.

21. xperia_lovers

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Xperia Z is not the best in all cases but anyway, it's just prototype. Hope that Sony will improve its imaging quaity when Xperia Z's launched later on... z rocks!

20. rickysam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

oh boy iam confused with the camera samples as there is no consistency with the z but screen of z rocks

24. Retro-touch unregistered

Exactly it doesn't consistently perform well but its still a great camera, screen is gorgeous

18. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i think the colors on Sony are more real than IP5. the images captured by IP5 have saturated colors. look at image 14.

15. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Not much of a comparison if we can't see full size.

14. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

sony all the way

13. areeeeez

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

for me.. pict#1 : IP5 Win (roof color looks accurate) pict#2 : Both IP5 & XPZ Win (They look very similiar) pict#3 : IP5 Win (XPZ looks a bit yellowish vs more natural IP5) pict#4 : XPZ Win (This time, XPZ looks very natural vs color washed IP5) pict#5 : XPZ Win (Love its HDR) pict#6 : XPZ Win (Again, HDR looks good. but noisy) pict#7 & 8 : XPZ looks more vibrant vs natural coor IP5

11. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

if it's matching with iphone 5 picture quality the it is no match for L920...... that's also with 13 MP....

17. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you have to remember the 920 is above others in low light when taking pictures, but normal pics you will find it on par if not better or sometimes bit worse then the sony or iphone.....basically there all pretty close but certain situations can give different results

34. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

now those problems are fixed with the update and you r comparing a phone with 8MP And 13 MP .... if the results are same then what's the use of having 13MP ...for the sake of NAme

46. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

im not saying anything about the megapixel, im just saying that none are exceptionally better in normal shots then the other. and the fact the phones 8mp camera is better in some situations shows the 13mp sensor needs work or maybe its the software. the problems your on about was the blurry pics right, even with the fix it doesnt make the 920 the best camera phone all im saying is this ''if it's matching with iphone 5 picture quality the it is no match for L920'' is wrong

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