Sony's Xperia Z5 family is now receiving a camera app with renovated UI, download it here

Sony's Xperia Z5 family is now receiving a camera app with renovated UI, download it here
It seems that Sony is currently rolling out a refreshed camera app for its Z5 family of devices - the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium. Version 2.0.0 of app doesn't only come with a refreshed UI on board, it also has a couple of new features in store. 

For example, you can now swipe the screen and switch between still image or video capture, which is a minor yet addition to the user experience. In addition, the various camera applications and shooting modes that are available within the app have been tweaked so as to provide an easier access. Last, but not least, Sony has improved the portrait UI, which should be beneficial to single-handed usage.

Unfortunately for all those hoping to see manual shutter speed and manual focus on board, we have some bad news - these don't debut along with camera v2.0.0. Probably next time, eh, Sony?

If you are impatient to get a taste of the new UI, head to the What's New app on your device and see if the updated camera app is available for you to download. In case it's not, worry not - you can sideload it and replace the one you currently use. Just click the link right below in order to get it.


Update: Additionally, if you're rocking an Xperia Z3+, you can also flash it on your handset, no root required. You can install a port of the app on any SOny Xperia Z device that has a 20.7MP camera at the back (Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact), but you need to have a rooted handheld for the purpose. For additional info, check out this link.


source: XDA, (2) via XperiaBlog

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16 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

If anybody has a z5, can you confirm this: can you record full Res photos in HDR. I.e. 23 MP photos with HDR? Upto z3+, the camera only allowed HDR and other features at 8 MP.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Will look on my sister's phone, I recently bought her this phone.

5. JoshuaDK

Posts: 18; Member since: May 08, 2014

I can take 23 mp photos with HDR but not video

6. adityabnrj

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

My brother has Z5. According to him nw u cn use the camera's full resolution in auto as well as hdr mode.

8. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I am able to take full resolution HDR using Google camera on my Z3 Compact.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Google camera is another thing.

15. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I know, I am just saying that the capability is there...

2. maximumpayne

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

This is really underwhelming Sony.

4. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Couldn't Sony get this app included in the original Z5 firmware? I mean, some review sites deducted points due to the clunky and old camera UI.

7. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

I don't like Sony anymore.

12. T-rex unregistered

if you don't like sony, phonearena is to blame not sony, lol

10. T-rex unregistered

Any improvements to the algorithms anyone?

11. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Mostly UI changes & camera speed enhancement. Digital zoom also seems to be improved quite a bit.

13. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

I have to get used to the new camera system...

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It's sustm is simple, mlre user-friendly for rookies that Samsung's

16. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

in english?

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