Sony shows off 360-degree 4K video shot on its Xperia Z5 Compact
posted by Florin T. / Jan 07, 2016, 3:02 PM
The very latest promo video that Sony is sharing with the world is showing 4K, 360-degree footage entirely shot on Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones. Since a single Z5 Compact can't shoot 360-dregree video (no smartphone can), Sony had to use no less than 12 devices, mounting them on a custom 3D printed ring. Each of the 12 handsets shot 4K video, so Sony says it's ended up having a 48K (12 x 4) video. In reality, though, the final video is still just a 4K, 360-degree one.
You can watch Sony's "48K" 360-degree video below, either on your smartphone, or on your PC. In case you're wondering, the video was shot during the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Les Deux Alpes, France.
Like the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, the Xperia Z5 Compact features a 23 MP rear camera with a 1/2.3'' sensor, phase detection auto focus, and (of course) 4K video recording. You can find out more about the smartphone by reading our Sony Xperia Z5 Compact review.
- Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2700 mAh(14.8h 3G talk time)
Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015
They should advertise (spam) this way on TV and boards if they want to gain more market shares and fame. It's the only way today to sell against Apple instead of waiting for people to come and check specs on the internet.
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 3:53 PM 0
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What I don't understand is why they didn't use 8 phones instead of 12. By using 12 that means each phones camera takes in a 30 degree view. Where as using 8 phones would mean a 45 degree view. Considering each camera has at least a minimum of 120 degree view.
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 3:58 PM 0
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if they use 3d printed ring, how can they shoot ground below and sky above it since it have no camera pointed that way? via BS? o.O
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 5:18 PM 4
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360° doesnt cover above and below duh!!!
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 9:52 PM 0
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That's the only place where the sd810 can use 4K without overheating. Hehe
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 5:57 PM 3
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A Sony experia will most likely be my next phone, I can't wait to try a 4K display with VR.
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 6:26 PM 0
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i dont think the Z5 Premium can be used in 4K mode with VR headset yet
posted on Jan 07, 2016, 8:25 PM 0
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