Tokyo by night: a bunch of Xperia Z2 low-light photos and 4K video sample appear

Tokyo by night: a bunch of Xperia Z2 low-light photos and 4K video sample appear
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.

source: Ringhk via XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z2
  • 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)



1. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

very nice

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Blurry cam video, and constant re-focusing...... Hasn't sony fixed this already?? useless

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Is it only me who see grainy pics? Sony need to optimize their sensor as LG and Sammy.

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

ikr. Also, over exposed.

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Not bad... seems better than z1... yeah you are right, pics are grany and noise level is also too high for such a hyped camera... sony should focus on fixing it

23. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

I really hope they provide those improvments to the Z1 kitkat update, way better than the current low-light pics from z1

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

nice pictures from a great phone.

3. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Very noisy pictures but great for a smartphone!

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The noise levels are impressive considering that they are shot at full 20 megapixel resolution.

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Too noisy and lot of artifacts.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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.

6. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Not impressed ...

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

bcuz you don want...

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

motion blur on every camera turn

8. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Low light in Tokyo city? Yeah right!

9. v3n0m

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

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!!

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

now where is galaxy s5?and htc one? wanna see what they can do lumia go sleep.

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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.

12. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014


15. Abinav

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2013

I am waiting for xperia z2 vs galaxy s5 camera comparison..

18. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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.

17. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I have never expected that Sony made fantastic devices again

19. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i totally want to see S5 & Z2 go head to head in camera comparison,lets not forget new htc one too,...

24. GeekMovement unregistered

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.

25. rsiders

Posts: 1974; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Why don't I ever see long exposure shots on any Android phones for low light? That's one feature I would miss if I switched to Android from Windows Phone.

26. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

what are those in photo no. 12 .....?

27. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

An overall improvement from the Z1.

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