Sony shows off 360-degree 4K video shot on its Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony shows off 360-degree 4K video shot on its Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony didn't announce any new smartphone at CES 2016, so it's still hard at work promoting the handsets released last year, including the Xperia Z5 family.

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.




source: Sony

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Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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