Sony Xperia Z2: 10 essential camera tips and tricks

Sony Xperia Z2: 10 essential camera tips and tricks
That the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone doubles as a very capable camera is a well known fact, and our in-depth camera comparisons serve as proof. The handset boasts a large, 20.7MP sensor with a wide aperture, a handy physical camera button, and a cache of software features enabling one to take great photos and videos. However, it is not necessarily the camera that makes the difference between an okay and an outstanding photo. The photographer's experience and knowledge play a key role in this process, hence we decided to come up with this guide. Ladies and gents, we give you 10 essential tips and tricks for taking better photos and videos with your Sony Xperia Z2.    

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)



1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Oh cool you can download camera modes, didnt know that :)

2. alambe1998

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Very useful review. Thanks!

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"To prevent this from happening, try not to expose the phone to direct sunlight while shooting" :D Sorry, but having experienced overheat message on 3 different Z2s, I had to laugh at the suggestion of not using the camera outdoors. I'm laughing at Sony of course. An IMX sensor is found in about 200 other devices and not a single one gives the overheat message.

7. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

This is actually one of the most annoying thing about my Z2.

10. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

This overheating thing has happened to me with the Z1S.... ran it under water to cool it off and I was back to taking pics.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Mine doesn't heat up when using other than 4K modes.

5. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Thank you for tip 1, PA!

6. vctrdnl

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

The best solution of the overheating camera problem (number 2.) is turning SteadyShot off, especially when shooting 4K videos.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Can a camera mode that allows you to capture at slower shutter speeds also be downloaded from the internet? That's one of my favorite features.

9. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And here's why. Taken with my Lumia 920. Thumba_2014-06-22_09-44-36

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