Tokyo by night: a bunch of Xperia Z2 low-light photos and 4K video sample appear
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 10, 2014, 3:16 AM
Sony Xperia Z2 is the flagship to beat this season, as it is launching with 5.2" 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 20 MP camera. All that jazz is placed inside a thin waterproof chassis, built with premium materials, so it might steal quite a lot of sales from the other spring chicken, the Galaxy S5, which will be released in April.
That same 20 MP camera has been tested at the evening on the streets of Tokyo, and found to be improved in comparison with the Z1. Despite that we still have the same 1/2.3" sensor size with f/2.0 aperture, the Z2 is said to focus much quicker than the Z1, especially in closeups and low light, while the color accuracy is deemed better. The pictures were shot in the camera's full resolution, rather than the Intelligent Auto mode, which shoots 8 MP photos, and there is also a 4K video sample added for a good measure.
A couple of samples from the Galaxy S5 also leaked last week, so now we have a chance to preview the cameras on both Android flagships for the season. Check out the Z2 camera samples below, and tell us what you think.
Sony Xperia Z2 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
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posted on Mar 10, 2014, 3:24 AM 3
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Blurry cam video, and constant re-focusing...... Hasn't sony fixed this already?? useless
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 5:28 AM 3
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Too noisy and lot of artifacts.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 3:37 AM 5
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It's a 9mm (of the top of my head, maybe thinner) thin smartphone. Every other smartphones have that issue, except for the Lumia 1020, but that's because of its hugh 1/1.5" sensor, which requires the big camera bump.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 4:51 AM 1
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Looks good for a smartphone definitely. Sony will be part of the "big three" by the end of 2014 if they keep on doing what they are doing. They are really investing allot into their smartphones. Premium smartphones with the latest and newest technologies. Well done Sony!!
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 3:46 AM 3
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Bright and looks accurate, but suffers a severe amount of noise.. But who cares :) smartphone cameras are great for social and travel use, and this is very good for that standard. I'll always carry my DSLR around me to take the real photos.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 4:02 AM 1
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I am waiting for xperia z2 vs galaxy s5 camera comparison..
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 5:17 AM 2
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galaxy s5 will probably win if z2 is used on superior auto mode. SA tends to always go for a higher ISO resulting in a lot of noise. however, if the tests are done on an ISO by ISO basis, z2 will win hands down.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 5:42 AM 1
If the Oppo's 50mp camera is any less grainy I'm going to be seriously impressed because right now I don't see that happening. The photos look fine from the slideshow. I didn't view the larger images, but it is a 20mp camera in a smartphone afterall.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 2:28 PM 0
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