Sony Xperia XZ3 has just appeared on the market. Although there is only one camera on the back but no less prominent. The analysis below will help you better understand.
Camera super peak
Sony has decided to equip the Xperia XZ3 with the familiar ExmorRS IMX400 lens. It’s a Motion Eye camera with 1 / 2.3 ‘, 1.22μm, f / 2.0 focal length. Its visibility remains fairly wide at 25mm (35mm equivalent).
Lens on Xperia XZ3 has the same modules as XZ Premium, XZ, XZ1 and XZ2. Still without OIS, the camera only relies on EIS to keep it stable. However, the camera works great on Sony’s RAM. Thanks to that, the sensor with 19MP resolution is read quickly. Avoid screen cases that are jerky or blurry when subjects move fast. Flash memory is also important for recording HDR videos up to 4K properly.
The improvement of Sony
Of course, the 960fps slow motion video is also integrated on this camera. Thanks to Spectra 280 ISP, Snapdragon 845 and RAM chip, XZ3 can also record 960fps slow motion video at 1080p resolution. 1080p resolution is still higher than the competition. However, sadly, the size of the RAM chip has not been increased, resulting in slow motion 1080p is only 0.09 seconds. This is a limitation that Sony needs to review.
For other improvements, Sony called “Deep Learning Exposure Control.” Obviously, as it is related to AI, image quality will increase. This technology automatically adjusts the scene, avoiding excessive exposure or dark. In addition, AI automatically activates HDR if necessary.
It seems that Sony is still making improvements to its camera. The camera user interface has been reworked for simplicity. Switch between photo and video modes with just one touch. All modes and settings are stored in the menus. Camera app now supports quick actions on Android, allowing you to create shortcuts for photo, video and manual modes right on the main screen. New user interface is also an advantage of the Xperia XZ3
Smart Launch is a new feature supported by AI that appears on the Xperia XZ3. That’s the new gesture to launch the camera. Take the XZ3 out of your pocket and hold it horizontally (the only way to capture or capture video properly) and then bring the camera up. Then you just touch the screen once and are ready to shoot. If you do not like to open the camera with gestures, you can press the power button.
Speaking of new gestures with suspicious utility, the camera is also equipped with Sony’s new Sense interface. It lies on the curves of the XZ3 screen. Pressing the side of the screen to open the camera application is twice as fast. So, what you have to do is double-tap the screen edge to capture a still image or start filming.
For convenience, you can place the camera icon anywhere on the edges. However, be sure not to shake hands too much when performing this operation. As such, Sony may have gestures to manipulate primarily on curved lines.
Camera selfie 13MP
A clear camera upgrade on XZ3 vs. XZ2 is the selfie camera. The XZ3 offers 13.2MP auto focus. It is a new and improved module, as it has a brighter aperture than f / 1.9 versus f / 2.0 on the XZ2 Premium.
Selfie is good even in low light conditions
Anyway, selfies also benefit from a new beauty system, complete with 5 separate components: Slender face, Eye make up, Skin brightness and soft skin. Intensity can be adjusted and adjusted individually. There is also a Bokeh effect. Bring super nice virtual portraits.
Selfie camera on Sony Xperia XZ3
The 3D creation application also has some improvements and now seems to work better, with both the main camera and the selfie camera. Sony talks about some new face animation options. This may make the whole experience even more enjoyable.
Capture video 4K and HDR
Sony is proud of the video recording array. The 4K and HDR video recording capabilities are still present on the Xperia XZ3 and are primarily activated through a combination of Motion Eye camera, powerful Spectra memory, Snapdragon 845.
Video recording interface on the Sony Xperia XZ3
Sony’s approach to HDR video is quite interesting. To get the format and quality, the 4K resolution machine, with 10 bit depth, rich BT.2020 color space and HDR. Features are especially flexible.
Sony and Youtube shook hands with each other to make a story?
Like some other flagship brothers, the Xperia XZ3 is certified for the HDR10 playback feature. This is the defacto standard to consume HDR online, from channels like Amazon, Netflix and YouTube. However, sharing HDR content on platforms like YouTube is still a bit more complicated.
That’s why the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) standard is needed. Put simply, HLG is better than competing standards, like HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Unlike these standards, the core of the HLG is the SDR signal, backward compatible with unsupported devices. Signals also make HLG easier to use for streaming – a problem that HDR10 and Dolby Vision are tackling.
Xperia XZ3 to upload HDR video to Youtube
Not stopping there, all that we have analyzed here is just the surface of the story. Where are the real benefits? Through a partnership with YouTube, Sony allowed the Xperia XZ3 to download HDR content from the HLG camcorder onto YouTube in 10-bit HEVC format. Get YouTube and convert to 10-bit VP9. As such, a large number of HDR devices can watch the video. That helps you share your HDR creations with the world, instead of just enjoying yourself.
Of course, Sony’s stack memory solution plays an important role in capturing true HDR content. Since the entire sensor can be read very quickly, you do not need to shoot two frames in succession to blend into an HDR frame. Instead, you get two simultaneous shots.
The stackable memory solution also allows for 960fps of slow motion recording, at resolutions up to 1080p – an outstanding feature of Xperia.