Xperia Z1 camera

The Sony Xperia Z1's 20.7-megapixel camera is a big deal — and we've got plenty of sample shots to show off its capabilities

As a complement to our full review of the Sony Xperia Z1, here's a photo gallery of 36 sample shots from the phone's 20.7-megapixel Sony Exmor RS camera. Most of the time, the Xperia Z1's camera app is focused on taking oversampled shots at 8 megapixels and that's the way we've taken most of our photos on the device. (Naturally, they're crunched down to web-friendly resolutions here anyway.)

Check 'em out after the break. We've also got a few 100% crops and a 1080p sample video reel.

There are 10 comments

Slacker1979 says:

The autofocus snapping all the time in the video is annoying. It should be smoother than that. It also got really dark at the fountain before brightening up to where it should've been.

Maybe I'm just easy to please, but video was pretty impressive to me

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mikaeldalc says:

wouldnt be so bad if you werent moving the camera every 2 seconds

deckerp says:

I did notice the autofocus a bit but the movement contributed to that I'm sure. Overall I'm pretty impressed. Thanks for the samples. I'll have to dig a bit to see if this is available for my carrier.

markdowd84 says:

I really hope Sony actually becomes competitive in the USA - that means better phones for all.

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dplane says:

Sorry to be a dick about this but perhaps it d be good to standardize AC s camera testing a bit? (kinda like Jerry s moto x camera comparison post) It's always a bit unfortunate we have to turn to the big tech sites and /or photography websites to get a solid review of the camera hardware and software. Thx!

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Jabid21 says:

It's okay to be a dick about this. However, for that, may I redirect you to GSMArena? They are the perfect geeks for testing out mobile devices based on metrics and standards. I think Anroid Central's way of testing is okay as is because let's face it; not all editors get the devices to review and they live in different places. And if they do choose to test camera based on metrics, I think all of mobile nations should do it.

Kame Dake says:

gsmarena does fair reviews but if you really want good image assessments, go to that's a photography blog. they already made a comparison between iphone5s, lg g2, htc one, and z1.

Very impressive

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