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

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:22

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, it seems...

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:27 29

1. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)

Sony Xperia wins!!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:13 8

16. tango_charlie (Posts: 334; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

Are you serious? Only on one night shot the Xperia does a better job than the Iphone. The IP5 is the clear winner! And no, I'm not a Apple fan boy, but a Nexus4 owner.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:37 17

19. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

some blind and biased iFanboy is saying that the iSh*t 5 is the clear winner.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 06:21 3

32. tango_charlie (Posts: 334; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

iFanboy? Dude, I've never had an Iphone. I'm a Nexus user as said in my last post. If someone is biased then it's you mate, don't be so childish. You don't have to like the Iphone, but credits there where credits belong and the Iphone was always one of the best in imaging and the IP5 is no exception.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 15:01 1

58. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)

You're right, it WAS! Not anymore!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 04:54 3

23. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

I also thought some of the pictures had more detail in the iPhone 5, in the second image there is more detail in the grass, the first the Xperia Z does better don't know why there is such a difference, they use Sony sensor anyway, the screen on the Xperia Z looks amazing. No contest between Z and Oppo. Xperia wins overall IMO

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:30 1

27. MeoCao (unregistered)

iP5 has better optics so its pics have more details, while HDR of Z excels giving its pics more contrast and brightness.

b-c we don't see the full pictures so it's hard to judge, but I think Z will have better zooming capability with more pixels.

Overall it's close but to me it's nicer to look at Z pictures unless you need very small details.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:24 2

26. Feanor (Posts: 845; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

I don't know where you see this mate... We all have to agree that the iPhone has a fantastic camera but the Z seems from these samples to have a tiny bit more... fantastic camera. Which is already a great success. And if to this we add some very promising video takes that I have seen, then it's clear that the HDR function really makes a diference. Everything else is a bit nit picking for me, the truth is that the Z is shaping up to be an excellent all rounder.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:25 6

40. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

IPhonearena only puts the pic that makes the iphone 5 looks better. Here's other sample of the camerahttp://www.xperiablog.net/2013/01/21/xperia-z-camera-samples-against-the-iphone-5-oppo-find-5/

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:29 6

41. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Phonearena are biased as always

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 10:00 1

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Shut up

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 12:16 3

51. ivanprskalo (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

+1 to this.
PA was always biased towards iPhone and Apple in general.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:37 4

43. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:39 6

44. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

just see the link that i posted and u knw that xperia is better> phone arena is biased dont trust them

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:42 6

45. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

apple fans thumbing down my comment lol

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:54 5

29. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

A couple of 100% crops


2 interesting things: Sony and Oppo use the same sensor but a different lens, and the SW seems different because there are major differences in ISO & shutter speed values, Sony usually shooting at higher ISO with lower shutter time.

Oppo, as I've pointed out before, seem to use less noise reduction and deliver sharper images, take a close look at details on the 1st picture I posted and the lines in the last.

Still look forward to full size comparison.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:04

35. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

the color of the xperia z is fantastic bit saturated but perfect for me but i guess the iphone 5 has better detail i think in night shots in 6th, 7th pic and indoor just like the buttons in the 14th pic the macro shots are breath taking but lets not forget that this samples are from prototype and im quite optimistic that it will be tweaked in the final release unit! kudos sony!!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:12

65. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Those images are 100% crops. If viewed on a standard way those images are already fantastic. For basic use of the camera I believe the Xperia Z would be stellar, for serious photography we need DSLR for that part. . .

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 07:14

68. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

yep i know im just saying it for the sake of comparison nothing else. 100% crop for the 7th pic but not in the 6th and 14th pic but i guess what matters to me is the overall balance of the device. im looking forward that it`ll be tweak before releasing it.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:09 1

53. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

nokia 808 wins

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:40 12

2. anandhts4u (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)

i feel iphone does a pretty good job

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:41 20

3. Scarambay (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

Sony gets its s**t right in cameras! Go, Xperia Z!

On the same note, doesn't the iPhone 5 too use Sony's sensor?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 03:27 9

12. MeoCao (unregistered)

Optics + sensor + software to make the complete camera,

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 10:31

70. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

which i that case means that sony uses crappy opics as always

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:41 17

4. bakhtawar (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

sony this year is yours :)

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 05:33 6

28. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Not so fast. It's only January.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:44 9

5. MeoCao (unregistered)

The last samples in low light iP5 is better with less noise

Against the rising sun Z is clearly better.

in other samples Z is slightly better than iP5.

Overall Z wins but Sony must improve low light capability of Z camera to make it the absolute best phone camera.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 02:58

6. Aphorism (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


I think so too, yes they do!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 09:35 3

42. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

there's a reply button for a reason.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 14:45

71. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

no kidding, lol

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