The 23MP rear camera on the Sony Xperia X Performance and Sony Xperia X is teased on official video

The 23MP rear camera on the Sony Xperia X Performance and Sony Xperia X is teased on official video
Just the other day, we told you that pre-orders for the Sony Xperia X, Sony Xperia X Performance, Sony Xperia XA and the Sony Xperia Ear headset will soon be available. All four devices will be coming to the U.S. The new line replaces the Sony Xperia Z5 series, with the Xperia X Performance taking offer as the flagship model.

Both the Sony Xperia X Performance and Sony Xperia X will feature the same 23MP rear camera, which is the subject of the official video you will find at the bottom of this article. More on that in a second. The major difference between the two handsets is the chipset employed in each model. The Xperia X Performance is powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the Snapdragon 650 SoC is used for the Xperia X.

So as we were saying, the video below focuses on the 23MP rear shooter found on the Xperia X Performance and Xperia X. Sony touts the new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus by saying that it keeps you "always one step ahead." The camera accomplishes this task when recording a video by focusing on a person or object. The technology reduces blur by tracking on the moving object.

Check out this technology by clicking on the video below.

source: SonyXperia via MobileSyrup



1. Vyshak75

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Isnt this same as samsungs Tracking Autofocus ?

5. tyrionTheWise unregistered

yes, but I'm not sure if S7 still has that feature.

9. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I hope iPhone 7 Plus will have impressive camera with at least f1.8 aperture and tracking AF... now iSight camera is far behind Samsung, HTC (since m10), LG and SONY

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

it does, has I think 3 different modes for how to focus, locking onto part of scene is one of the things.

11. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

yes it does..why would they remove it?

13. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Samsung can take weird decisions. Was just unsure as didn't read about it in any review. Reviewers only review stuff which is advertised I guess. They will review this in X performance like it's the first phone to have this feature LOL. I can bet on this since most reviewers are dumb.

17. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

"Samsung can take weird decisions". I hate Samsung's removal of the S4's Air Gestures!

20. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I hate Samsung's removal of the S3's FM radio while the FM antenna is still there :(

52. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I agree with you man! Fm Radio is a basic feauture, it is not hard to add it.

28. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

I went from an S4 to the S7e and one thing I miss is voice control for the Alarm. I have no idea why they would remove that feature. Being able to just say "snooze" is pretty damn sweet. I miss it.

53. MarinoVladimir

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

They just forgot to implement that again. Everyone makes mistakes. :D

51. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It is a common thing in tech world to review an old feature as a totally new one. Apple is an example, most of the features in iPhone are old but reviewers review any new feature in iphone as the first and innovative.... You can look at much talk about always on display of G5 and S7. My old Nokia preview 808 from 2012 have it. I heard that Nokia N8 from 2010 also have it... So, it is not uncommon on tech sites like PA to talk about certain feature as if it is invented today...

30. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

S7/edge has Tracking AF.

39. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I can confirm that the S7 has the tracking AF option hidden in the camera settings

49. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Not exactly the same... My Z3 Compact and my wife's Z1 Compact both have Object Tracking Autofocus... but the difference here is the "Predictive" part where the software will anticipate the movement of the object in focus and will keep in focus for a few frames later... probably by extrapolating previous movements

6. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Samsung using dual pixel image sensing is diff from pridictive auto focus by sony Dude... Dual pixel can get focus very fast than its competitors but sony pridictive autofocus continously focusing moving object....

12. tyrionTheWise unregistered

He knows what he's talking about. It's called tracking autofocus in Samsung phones and was introduced with S6. Dual pixel is different though.

14. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

you missed it .. no offence bro .. but he is talking about the tracking autofocus feature (launched with S6) .. and not the dual pixel technique used for autofocus (launched with S7) .. here is a thing - Watch at 01:16

16. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Reminds me of how innovative the S6 was. So many 'first in a smartphone'

19. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

As well as the S5, which was first with PDAF.

21. tyrionTheWise unregistered

S5 was an amazing phone only let down by the extremely low quality chassis.

32. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

yeeaa its chassis thou

24. sceamgid

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

object tracking af isnt something new.all z(z to z5) series have object tracking focus , calling s6 is innovative for this feature is absurd.​/Using-still-camera-settings/ but the difference sony new tracking focus isnt that's called predictive autofocus , so it predicts object where it's moving to before.

42. tyrionTheWise unregistered

calling s6 is innovative for this feature is absurd. Did I? Read my comment before replying. I said s6 was innovative because of so many 'first in a smartphone' Just watch the video, will you. I don't even use tracking autofocus.

34. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

advertisement at it's finest

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

No it's different as it not only tracks the subject, it also predicts the movement. Anyways, it's a gimmick in my opinion and I hope that they have focussed on image quality instead.

23. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I don't think predicting would do much since shutter speed is usually within 1/100 of a second, and in that time the subject wouldn't move much, if at all. It's pretty cool though. I guess they used a cubic spline for that. I would rather love a full featured manual mode with RAW capture. It really helps. 5 min of processing in lightroom makes the auto mode jpg look like garbage.

31. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

All z series had object tracking mode. This is just an enhanced upgrade to improve the old one

38. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

tracking AF has been on smartphone since forever, but the new Xperia X lineup has something Sony called "predictive AF", which supposed to help predict where the subject is going to move (further or closer to the lens) - which is something that has never been seen on any phone

44. Fade.

Posts: 12; Member since: May 27, 2013

Nope. This is a Technology invented by NOKIA. First used in 808 pureview. The camera tracks objects, predicts where they will be next and creates a copy of the objects to where it predicts it will be next. Its still about the best camera on a phone. Nokia was frigin innovative at its best. First touch schreen prototype phones around 2003. First to use lansdcape orientation in os. First to Support Flash in browser. And the list goes on and on.

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