The Sony Xperia Z can take 999 pictures in 68 seconds

The Sony Xperia Z can take 999 pictures in 68 seconds
Admit it. During the launch of the BlackBerry Z10, you forgot all about the handset that made people fall in love with it during CES. But now that the all-touch BlackBerry 10 model has been out setting company records in the U.K. and Canada, and won't hit the U.S. until next month, you can start thinking once again about the Sony Xperia Z. While some conspiracy nuts see a pattern with the letter "Z" as part of each phone's name (look at the picture of that BlackBerry Z10 on the Grassy Knoll), we are talking about two distinctly different models here.

The Sony Xperia Z won over the hardened attendees of CES with a combination of looks and features. That 5 inch FHD screen produces a pixel density of 441ppi which ties a number of devices with the top pixel density available, at least until the HTC One and its 468ppi is released. Sony did a masterful job of showing off the waterproofing on the phone with an automatic dunk test.

The 13.1MP Exmor RS camera on back of the unit is said by the Japanese manufacturer, to be able to take an unlimited number of 9MP images at a rate of 10 per second. But the video below shows that an amazing 999 pictures can be taken in just 68 seconds. Sure, it is not a moving subject, and who is ever going to need to take 999 pictures in a minute and 8 seconds? But if you ever did need to do such a thing, you'll know which smartphone to buy.

source: XperiaBlog via GSMArena

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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64 Comments

1. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Nokia 808 can take one great picture!

13. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

And thay just barely found out about this now? Gee, talk about FAST! (Psych!!!!!)

40. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

take 999 pics and find best one takes lot of time..... who cares

41. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

999 bottles of beer on the wall..... The Z will probably still only come out with Jellybean and updates will be 12-18+ months away. Pity Sony's Android updates sucks ballz

64. stitch

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

Sony promised that 4.2 jelly bean will hit soon upon launching, and for future updates they depend on how hot is the device in the market

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Nokia 808 can take one great picture!" And troll can receive 999 thumbs down making only one comment. ;)

16. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Yes we all know nokia can take a picture. Ashton Kutcher shows us that. But when is nokia going to realize that a they are making PHONES and are TRYING I repeat TRYING to compete in the smartPHONE game. All they ever do is make a camera that can make phone calls. As for their actual functionality they blow, Lumia series is a perfect example. They have to be the worst phones available. Yes they have a camera, but considering that's all they can do I'd rather go buy a real camera to take pictures. ZTE and Huewai make WAY better phones then Nokia. And Sony's Z and ZL model blow anything nokia has out of the water.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"All they ever do is make a camera that can make phone calls. As for their actual functionality they blow, Lumia series is a perfect example." I think that perfect example is Nokia 808 PureView not Nokia Lumia 920. i think that Nokia Lumia 920 is a better smartphone than Nokia 808 PureView. But in overall I agree with you, Nokia shouldn't focus only on good camera. +1

46. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Emilly is a troll and you caught the bait perfectly. I am sorry but if you say the lumia 920 "blows", "lacks functionality", and that huawei and zte "make WAY better phones than nokia", then you are also trolling, and I am gonna eat your bait too (the irony). I enjoy the hypocrisy of sony fanboys who on every other article regarding comparisons between competitors or just other competitors' devices like to harp on about how sony makes the best cameras on smartphones like its a major selling point of a smartphone. Yet when another competitors' arguably superior product is brought into the limelight they switch gears and all of a sudden its who cares a bout camera performance. FYI when most people buy a phone they always check the screen, battery life and camera quality. If you go into a phone store this week and stay a bit I can guarantee you will here a few consumers asking something along the lines of, "is the camera any good?". Also if cameras were such a none feature sony, htc, samsung, apple, etc; wouldn't make such a big deal about it all the time. And yes I do a agree the the xperia Z blows anything nokia has out the water. I am not afraid to admit that. So why is it so hard for you to accept the fact that the 808 does take better pics than than the Z as well as the fact that 999 shots in one min is really not gonna be needed other than for bragging rights?

48. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

I really really like and respect (and want) Nokia 808, and completely believe that it is one best Camera Phone out there, but taking 1 picture vs Burst mood with 999 pictures in about a minute is something very different and amazing too. There are moments when Burst comes in handy and I know because I used it.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Still waiting to find out when the Z will be shipping in the U.S. and whether it will be available on VZW. If a VZW edition will be available, it might be my next phone.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Damn thats alot of pictures just under 88 sec. When i get my xperia z. Ill try too pass that time.

17. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

And kiss good bye your memory :P

53. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It is the owners choice if they want to put the camera in burst mode long enough to fill up the memory. Typically, there is a buffer that gets filled and burst shots stop until the buffer gets cleared (written to storage). Sony seems to have found a way to immediately write to storage from the sensor (or, they have really fast buffer clearance). Either way, with open-ended burst mode, the chance of missing a keeper shot (like a surfer catching a wave at its peak break) is significantly reduced.

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Blackberry what ??

5. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

"Admit it. During the launch of the BlackBerry Z10, you forgot all about the handset that made people fall in love with it during CES". No.

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I would forget about the z10 if phonearena wasnt talking about it every day

54. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wouldn't have even remembered it if PA wasn't talking about it.

6. sonyisdead

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Xperia Z also gets less than 10 hours of battery life and barely 3 hours of screen on time, as expected from Sony. i.imgur.com/scpCyic.png i.imgur.com/JKhslUB.png

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

but its also waterproof......as creativity is expected from sony

27. sonyisdead

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Waterproof phones have been out ages ago.

23. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

these statistics show it battery life at the highest rate of usage and while the screen is at its brightest condition. so, the result is not too bad. and don't forget about stamina mode. we can't judge till the real review of it.

28. sonyisdead

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

You are in denial. These statistics do not show the battery life at highest rate of usage nor the screen at its brightest condition. These statistics show Xperia Z has a very poor battery life.

39. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sony phones are plagued with low life by and large.

42. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Rustic, drop it! They said the same about the iPhone 4s and my RAZR, but I routinely get two days from each. It's all how you optimize it.

56. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

no, it shows that as it is clear from your name, you try to show off in every Sony post in order to attack it. i wonder if you can decide which brand you're supporting.

59. TheLoyalist

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Well I've used both Z and ZL and I would say the screen time is between 3.30 to 4 hours. But that's not all since comparing 2 devices comes down to drivers, screen settings, contrast.... Gonna do some more testing this weekend.

7. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

My lumia 710 can take 30 photos per second, its called a video lol

49. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

If this help educating you a little bit, video and taking single snap are 2 different things. Major dIfference is in the resolution of pictures. And I am not against Lumia nor Nokia, just wanted you to understand this simple thing so you don't make yourself a joke again and perhaps understand the technology better.

61. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Well fundamentally i do not see the difference, except for the resolution. Even tho 720p is a decent photo in itself, i made the joke cos i see no point in this feature.. Plus you can capture any of 30fps so what exactly is the difference?

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