Technology Sony's dual camera Xperia XZ2 Premium takes ultra-low-light photos

15:42  16 april  2018
15:42  16 april  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Sony is hopping on the dual rear camera bandwagon with a focus on low light performance: it melds the input from a monochrome sensor (for contrast; 12MP, 1/2.3-inch, 1.55um) and a regular color sensor (19MP, 1/2.3-inch, 1.22um) to capture video at ISO 12,800 sensitivity, and photos at a

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a close up of electronics© Provided by Engadget Sony's regular Xperia XZ2 is, to put it mildly, underwhelming -- as capable as it is, there's little to recommend it over its rivals. You can't say that about the just-announced Xperia XZ2 Premium, though.

The new handset preserves the 4K HDR visuals of its predecessor (this time on a 5.8-inch screen that's 30 percent brighter), but the real centerpiece is the photography. Sony is hopping on the dual rear camera bandwagon with a focus on low light performance: it melds the input from a monochrome sensor (for contrast) and a regular color sensor to capture video at ISO 12,800 sensitivity, and photos at a whopping ISO 51,200. (Huawei's P20 Pro is also claiming similarly crazy high-level ISO options in a forthcoming software update -- we yet haven't tested that either.) We'd be skeptical of Sony's claim that the performance rivals pro cameras, but this might help you shoot with confidence in truly dark environments.

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The Xperia XZ 2 Premium captures photos and videos clearly in ultra - low light thanks to its dual sensor system and AUBE™ processor. How the Motion Eye™ Dual camera works. The state of the art

In this video, I will do some camera test on Huawei P20 Pro and Sony Xperia XZ2, including video stability, 960fps slow motion video, auto-focus, low light photos , as well as video speaker comparison.

The dual cams also enable the obligatory portrait mode (here called Bokeh) with soft-focus backgrounds, and you can snap shots with just the monochrome sensor if you're going for the classic look. Sony is also promising a better front camera -- you're now looking at a 13MP, 1/3.06in sensor that Sony says can take quality low-light selfies.

a close up of electronics© Sony Most of the other features are carryovers from the standard XZ2, although that's not entirely a bad thing. That means 4K HDR video recording (still a relative novelty), 960FPS slow-motion video capture at 1080p, stereo speakers and a Dynamic Vibration System that promises more than the usual buzzes from haptic feedback. The Premium is still running a Snapdragon 845 processor, but there's now 6GB of RAM (up from 4GB) to help with the extra performance demands.

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Low - light samples shot at 1 s shutter speed. Finally, the panoramic shots the Xperia XA2 Ultra produces have a height of up to 3,500 pixels. Alleged specs suggest the Sony Xperia XZ3 will use XZ 2 Premium ' s dual camera .

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Sony ships the new handset "globally" in the summer. There's no word on a US launch or pricing, although it's bound to be expensive when the garden variety XZ2 goes for $800 in the US (£699 in the UK). With that in mind, this could be the XZ2 variant to get. Its camera implementation and 4K HDR display help it stand out at a time when differences between phones are becoming indistinguishable.

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