Sony brings a new camera feature to the T-Mobile Xperia Z1s

Android Central @ CESWhen Sony launched the Xperia Z1 last year, it introduced a new camera apps with several mini-apps for taking various kinds of shots. And now with the T-Mobile-bound Xperia Z1s the company is launching a new, exclusive "background defocus" app to for taking macro shots with artistically blurry backgrounds.

Launched from the main camera menu, background defocus lets you select an object in the foreground to focus on, then hit the shutter button and take your photo. Next you'll enter the defocus editing mode, where you can control the level and type of blur being used — a regular soft blur, or vertical or horizontal motion blur. When you've selected your blur type and level, hitting the check button will save your shot to the gallery.

The new background defocus mode is exclusive to the Xperia Z1s for the moment, though given the ease with which new camera features can be added to the Z1's camera, we wouldn't be surprised to see it on other handsets in the future. Check out our hands-on video for a quick walkthrough.

There are 7 comments

I would imagine it would come to the Z1 quite quickly since they share hardware.

rap1 says:

handy for certain situations. Most of it could be done through other photo editing apps but this would be super easy and maybe have some added features.

Kyle535 says:

Is there any android app that has this feature? Looks like it would come in handy

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deegan87 says:

After Focus can do this.

salvikid01 says:

Yup after focus. Really good app.

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lightyear420 says:

Does it allow a Macros shot, or does it just blur the background?

thegeekninja says:

Interesting. I'd like to see how it fares against Nokia's refocus app.

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