Sony emphasizes on the photography capabilities of the Xperia Z3 in this nifty infographic


Although we were slightly more wooed by the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact munchkin, we can't deny that the Sony Xperia Z3 is a noteworthy device in its own league, too. Its camera is among the bigger assets of the device - it produces detailed images with a natural, what-you-see-is-what-you-get color representation, which is commendable.

Specs-wise, the shooter has a 20.7 MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor with 1.12 micron pixels; Sony's current flagship is among the first devices from a major manufacturers to support an 12800 ISO light sensitivity setting, which oils the works for less-noisy nighttime shots. Most of these facts made their way to one of the latest infographics that Sony released, which you can find in the gallery right below. It puts is focus on the Xperia Z3 and its camera in particular, stressing on the strengths of Sony's latest handset in the photography department. 

Additionally, we are also treated to some random curious facts - for example, did you know that if apply no filters to the photos you upload to Instagram, they'll normally receive 6.5 times more "likes"? Neither did we, but we'll surely take this into account the next time we decide to share a photo of the delicious meal we are about to eat with our Instagram followers. 


source: Sony Mobile via XperiaBlog

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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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40 Comments

1. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

User reviews 10/10! OK thanks phonearena

2. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

They should get their algorithms straight before bragging about their cameras... No doubt the hardware in the Sonys are second only to the Lumias, but the pixel-crunching behind the scenes is atrocious! Check out Steve Litchfields camera shoot-outs for some one-on-one comparisons, and some closer looks at the photo quality...

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Exactly, Apple/Samsung phones still take better photos even with worse sensors than in their Xperia's Which is surprising since Sony makes really good DSLRs, Mirrorless and point & shoot cameras

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I heard there was a problem with the camera. Reports of a Red haze appearing in pictures or something. whats up with that?

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Funny how sony makes camera sensors for majority of OEM's and half of them beat them up in terms of camera quality. Z3 is anything but top camera phone. It cant beat note 4, iphone 6 plus and few other.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Actually it can. And in most cases it does. Especially the IPhone.

13. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

No, it doesn't. The algorithms oversharpen and leave a mess of noise and artifacts. Go check this shoot-out: http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/20150_Camera_head_to_head_Lumia_9301.php Look at the Z3 shot close-ups; the leaves on the trees in shot 1, the loudspeaker in shot 2, the bland colours in shot 3, the dirt and leaves in shot 4... It's really incredibly bad, given the hardware!

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You sir deserve this +1 for that post. Sony phones suck and this is a good indicator as to why.

14. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

If one understands how to use camera on Sony phones they'll end up taking some of the best shots.. and that also exactly the way they want it for e.g with color, focus, dof etc. But its about working with the camera and a few settings, just using auto mode will give okay sort of results but those okay shots are also much better than many out there. Frankly once you get use to Sony's ecosystem and not just ecosystem but quality of the product, it's very difficult to go elsewhere.

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Every 'shoot-out', never list what settings they used because they're afraid of the criticisms they'd get if they just listed it as 'used automatic', this applies to cameras so why not with phones? Quite frankly, comparing photos from automatic mode means as much as comparing Apples and oranges, you'll agree they're fruits but that's about all you can conclude. Why not set the phones on a tripod, go to manual mode, put up test subjects and take shots with gradual ISO increase. Instead we get commenters here going about linking to pseudo-comparisons of dudes walking around town shooting in automatic and talking as if that implies authority.

26. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

They use automatic settings that 90% of users who are not tech geeks will use. On the other hand they only use manual mode on a DSLR review. There is a reason. Dont make your self sound stupid. You seem smart and its a shame. Phone cameras are built to be used for the masses. Not for the pro's. Even a mediocre camera can perform well if you do manual settings which will take time and practise. Who wants to do that when you are usually in a hurry to take a photo in a club with friends, or a funny moment on the road.

33. drkavint

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

Thank you for this wonderful link. I always dreamed 1020 makes better photo than z2.. Whatever let the analysis u people do, to a layman like me..z2 photos outshine 1020 except in test 6 and test 8.. Most of ur images shot looks superb and eye pleasing are by Sony ..lumina makes images dull and not crispy.. Lumina shots are yellow tinged, looks like old pic..Sony is whitish , sharp , and amazing ......let Sony fail in test and ur deep deep analysis, to me Sony images shown in link are superb and more pleasant than both lumina..

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Photos from the Z2 are better than the 1020? Now I KNOW you're full of s--t. You Sony fans are the worst in this planet.

6. ggg377

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

No OIS and 1.12 micron pixels. Into the trash it goes...

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

OIS is for noobs.

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

OIS is not for noobs, but not having OIS doesn't meen the camera takes bad pictures.

25. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Z2 & Z3 are the only cameraphones with small 1.12um pixels and without OIS that can take beautiful low light shots -> fact

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Mad because the Z3 doesn't have it but the N4, 6 Plus and Lumia series have it?

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Z3 has the best camera.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It can't even beat the 6 Plus yet alone 6 that doesn't sport OIS lol. Get real.

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You should get real dude. iPhone cameras suck compared to any Android flagship except the M8.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Is that why the 6 Plus has a better camera overall than the Z3? Okay.

44. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

So much hate coming from you I sense :(

27. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

No one ever said. Well beside well trained sony sheeps.

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I'm not sure how the Z3 camera performs by now after software updates but the Z4 better work perfectly from day 1. I shouldn't have to wait for months before it works properly like with my Z1.

12. TheLoyalist

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Always go manual mode with Sony cameras and they kick ass...Superior Auto has some issues still.

16. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I don't know why Sony does this, but their cameras actually have two Auto modes: "superior auto" and "auto", with superior auto being noticeably worse. So why do their phones only have superior auto and not just auto.

17. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Samsung galaxy S5 camera in low light conditions just SUCKS!!! Useless...

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But kicks the Z3's ass in daylight photos.

22. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Totally agree on this

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