Sony Xperia Z1 Augmented Reality and Photo Filter camera samples

Sony Xperia Z1 Augmented Reality and Photo Filter camera samples
It looks like Sony has done a terrific job with the Xperia Z1. Not only does the handset look and feel great, but it also sports a versatile camera with an ambitious camera sensor and a bunch of fun camera modes. Of course, you didn't think that Sony's going to put such a camera in your pocket and won't stuff a bunch of cool photo filters in it, did you? Well, the good news is that the Z1 packs not only your standard photo filters, but some fancy AR (augmented reality) effects as well! The AR effects are basically some beautiful 3D scenes that try to integrate with the frame that you're viewing through the viewfinder of the Xperia Z1. Probably not something that you'd want to use on a daily basis, but it's still fun to play with.

Check out some samples that we took using the Z1's AR effects and photo filters below! Do you think the Z1 will produce high-quality pictures capable of rivaling the likes of the GS4 and the LG G2?


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Xperia Z1
  • 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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48 Comments

2. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Simply Amazing!!!

3. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

amazing impressive please release it soon

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is a awesome effect Z1, IM IN LUV!!

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Instagramers will love this!! LoL , and the quality on those photos , look pretty sharp

6. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

G2 the best!

24. saravanan083

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

well said bro g2s samples are best v have seen so far for the 13 mp unit and the bezel less screen in the front is a real eye catcher but sony z1 is not too far in the game

46. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

G2 has ois only lol!

7. meeaaoon

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Interesting... Still confuse Xperia Z1 or Galaxy Note 3 :/

25. saravanan083

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

lol am in confusion btw note 3 r g2

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I even don't know how to describe it, in my opinion it is uselles junk, childish gimmick, ballast in memory storage and nothing more...

9. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

If you don't like it don't use it. Sony doesn't force u to use it anyway

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Have I said that Sony forces me to use it? I'm just telling my opinion about that.

19. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

this is the 4th time u r writing those SAME LINES in every SONY article

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Please, show me where I have wrote "those same lines" in Sony articles?

26. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

No, you're trolling as usual.

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If my opinion is different from yours, that doesn't mean that I'm trolling, that mean that our opinions are different.

39. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"If you don't like it don't use it." Exactly! If I don't like it, I don't use it and if I don't use it, then it is uselles for me. By saying that you just got proved what I have said in my comment #8. ;)

10. torgrim

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

Camera comparison between G2 and Z1 (G2 wins...) at androidpit.com just in today!

23. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

the same website made comparisons in which Lumia 1020 camera was thrashed by Lumia 920,Nexus 4,iphone 5 and Htc one which is a joke

28. torgrim

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

Link - or your statement is a joke, wic!

31. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

you just need your eyes to see how the g2 is not superior in those samples. the first 3 photos obviously belong to the sony cameras. the macro is obviously a drawback for the z1 but i believe that's just a matter of some refocusing needed. the last images of the "canon" make the g2 look sharper because it is zoomed out compared to the sony images that are zoomed in. if you look at them at similar zooming/distance, the sony images look crisper. you can see the heavy noise reduction and artifacts on the g2 for the canon image.

38. torgrim

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

I guess I could agree that overall the Z1 is slighly better than G2. But I was hoping the Z1 was much better than G2, S4, IPhone 5 and the likes... Not impressed as I was hoping the Z1 would be the cameraphone for me (it has everything else it seems).

34. papss unregistered

Weren't you presenting this site as fact the other day to?

47. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Ha! G2 13 MP cam..

11. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Z1 - new camera features is really childish! especially that damn useless AR effects.

16. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's nice to show off to your kids

12. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Sony zed one proves that reviewers are biased wussy fan girls this weighs almost as much as the Lumia 920 and definitely more than the Lumia 1020 yet the Lumia were called "heavy" while this is "premium" that's why you should never take tech reviews at face value and always try the device before you write it off

15. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

How can polycarbonate aka plastic be a premium material?

20. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Xperia Z1 is made out of aluminium and glass that's why they call it PREMIUM unlike Nokia lumia 1020. It's heavy for a plastic body with a 4.5 inch screen device

30. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Don't give me this whole polycarbonate vs metal nonsense there are plenty of metal phones and none are considered "heavy" this is a cop out because they don't like windows phone magnesium is more premium than aluminum but everybody still called the surface heavy it's an obvious bias but of course it's MS so it must be attacked while anything Android gets a pass just like NSA... You would think google and apple had nothing to do with it

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