Sony Xperia Z3 full resolution photo samples have arrived

Sony Xperia Z3 full resolution photo samples have arrived
A couple of days ago, we had the chance to take the Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone for a spin around the block. We also took a handful of photos with its main camera to show you what it was capable of. And now, we're bringing even more images demonstrating the prowess of Sony's 20.7MP snapper. 

Unlike the samples that we showed you earlier, the images you're about to see below are taken in Manual mode and at the highest resolution the camera can shoot in. And while it is early to draw any final conclusions about the camera's capabilities, it appears to be as awesome of a shooter as always. 

Now do take a look at the photos below. Just be patient as the image files are quite large, over 75MB total, and might take quite a while to load.

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

What's the point of looking at the resolution of a photo that a phone can make when it depends on the resolution of your phone or moniter that you're using to view these photos? Am I missing the point?

3. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

yes, you are. there's this thing we call "zooming in" in case you forget. high resolution displays may have issues showing resolution pictures (i.e. a 240p video looks ugly on a 1080p TV) but displays with resolutions lower than the picture to be shown don't have such issues. A standard CRT TV with 480p resolution has no problems with 720p videos.

7. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

A genuine question here, so if I were to get a 1080p display for my computer, will I be able to enjoy 720p videos?

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

haven't had any notable experience with that kind of situation but i'm quite sure 480p videos look awful on a 720p BRAVIA but they look ok on a typical 480p TV.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Definitely. 1080p as well as 720p videos look great on a 1080p monitor. Don't worry about it...

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"A genuine question here, so if I were to get a 1080p display for my computer, will I be able to enjoy 720p videos?" Yes, 720p videos will work fine. If you have the option, though, a 1440p monitor will scale those 720p videos perfectly and they'll look a bit better than on a 1080p display.

2. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Actually looks better than the ones in the last post.

18. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

22. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Thanks for the link. Took my time looking at the sample pictures of the Note 4. It seems the sides of the pictures has less noise than the Z3. But some pictures of the Note 4 seems to be a bit off just a bit. But I do think that both the Note 4 and the Z3 has a non final version of the software. So we can only wait when it is ready for the market. And reviews of course. Again, thanks for the gallery. Really appreciate it.

25. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

non of those pics were taken by note 4 lol

4. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Wow. Beautiful exposures, sharpness, and color rendering. Well done, Sony.

5. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

if u show me this pictures and u tell me it's from a phone .. i wouldn't believe u .. Well done sony very very very very sharp pictures and finally excelent software .. So happy with my Z2 beastly camera already

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

not bad now lets see some from so-called note 4,nokia 830 moto x comparison.

8. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

gsmarena has provided xperia z3 compact camera samples from their HQ. I took one 20.7MP sample then compared it against Z2 and Galaxy S5. Look at my top rated comments http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-xperia-z3-compact-hands/ http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/09/03/xperia-z3-compact-arrives-with-4-6-inch-720p-display-and-2600mah-battery/ I am very impressed with the improvements that they made. Z2's 20.7MP mode is pretty much sh!t, it's soft and full of artifacts and it took oversampled 8MP mode to put an equal fight or to best samsung galaxy s5 or LG G3 in daylight conditions Now the 20.7MP mode has improved and now it is able to best galaxy s5 in daylight. Indoors and night shots are certain victory for Z3 as well

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The improvements seem small to me. I don't think the 20.7MP camera system in the Z2/Z3 is that great. Too small of a sensor for so many pixels and perhaps some optical limitations as well. Maybe in further testing, the Z3's improvements will be more clear. Right now, it seems like the higher quality implementations of 13MP cameras/sensors with larger pixels are doing a better overall job capturing the light than the Sony 20.7MP.

26. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

its just sony never fixed the software do u even know what is post processing is because sony is using that method to remove noise and because of that alot of compression is done so in z1 and z2 alot of grain and roughness is present in the pictures in low light and indoors ......... z3 also has the same sensor but the lens is little bit wide that it sony can improve the software a bit more by removing the post processing

9. BMmer328i

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Is the z3 even coming out for att???

21. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

For now it's only for T-Mobile and some speculations, Verizon.

24. BMmer328i

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Really what this phone...want to try out new kinds...had the HTC one(m7). How's Sony btw. If u had it already

28. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I currently own the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Tablet Z. Bought it last year July. Both devices serves me just well and better with the Kitkat update. I picked the ZL over the Z because of its compact design. The performance is still top notch and fluid, camera is better than it was first released but poor low light photos but definitely not as worse as its first firmware. So far I hadn't got any problems with the ZL. The ZL still works for me and I tend to keep using it until I find a new smartphone for me and that 'might' just be the Z3. The Tablet Z however is unique. It just blew my mind how slim and sexy it is. And as the ZL, its top notch and fluid. As for customer service, it's satisfactory. It's not perfect but they get the job done.

10. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Darn Sony, see this sample just made me want to replace my Z2 too beside my Note 3 to Edge

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1566; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Would seem it handles the noise better than the Z2.

16. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

Yeah you right, when it goes to dark area Z2 pics still have that weakness. This Z3 pic amaze me

27. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

you do realize z1 z2 and z3 has same sensor its just that z1 z2 software is poor and z3 little good

17. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

The Xperia Z3.... is a bicycle?

20. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Haha the thumbnail did fool me too.

19. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Damn Sony, not only did you make a sick camera phone but you are bringing it to Tmo, and possibly verizon. Your choices this year are finally acceptable and not stupid

23. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Isn't Z3 coming to Sprint as well.

29. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

LOOKING GOOD

30. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

i know its shelfish but i liked the fact that the Xperias were only with tmo. Everybody was so far up Samsung and Apples slots that no one really paid Sony any attention/No one ever knew what kind of phone i had when i pulled it out unless they were tech junkies. Sadly I wont feels so special anymore

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