Sony Xperia Z1 Camera Samples, Fresh Off The IFA Booth

By 12:46 Sat, 17 Jul 2021 Comments

The Sony Xperia Z1 went official yesterday at IFA in Berlin, and today we've got the capturing camera samples taken directly from our visit to the Sony booth.

First up are several 16:9 capturing camera samples in the maximum allowable resolution for that aspect ratio, 8MP. You'll see some accurate colors and fine dynamic range considering the interior lighting, but the oversharpening filter is working overtime to restore the sharpness lost after the generous noise reduction. At 8MP these shots have been downsampled from what essentially is a 20MP sensor, so the photos noise levels have certainly benefited from that.

Sony Xperia Z1 16:9 samples

The same cannot be assumed about our full resolution 4:3 shot, measuring 5248 x 3936 pixels, which takes advantage of the entire 20.7MP sensor on the Z1. this one is noticeably more noisy, but remember, the light conditions at the Sony booth were pretty bad.

Sony Xperia Z1 20.7MP capturing camera sample

Finally, here's a quick 1080p video we shot. The rather dim lighting conditions made for some repeated autofocusing attempts.

Given the interior lighting conditions and that the Xperia Z1 may not have finalized software, we won't be too quick in rendering a final judgment on Sony's recent flagship.

For more on the Sony Xperia Z1 and its 20.7MP camera, check out our extensive hands-on.

We've taken some more samples with the Xperia Z1. This time around, the quality has definitely improved.

Sony Xperia Z1 updated samples

And here are a couple of recent 1080p videos shot with the Xperia Z1 as well.

Check out our full IFA 2013 coverage correct here.



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