Sony Xperia XZ3 camera fails to impress DxO Mark reviewers, barely beats XA2 Ultra

21 March 2019
The camera mostly does okay in good light, but it runs into trouble in low light and high contrast scenes. Corner softness is a constant issue too.

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Its just makes me laugh when I see a Sony fan :)

  • Employee from google

Who care about DXO. I dont believe in their ratings

  • Anonymous

Jkb, 25 Mar 2019Another sponsored review. I owned both of this phone and based o... moreThat's far from their only issue but is one of their biggest non the less.
And if it's only cause of being sponsored then pay them.
And the points are different because as explained they are from different eras of pointing system from them. As well as their pointing system sounds good in theory and helps in many cases but just fall short of real results sometimes. Though still also highlight some weaknesses.

It is a good camera. But could be a great one comparable to or better than the rest on more ways yet Sony let's themselves idle along.

  • Anonymous

Agnis, 26 Mar 2019Since when is an artifficial bokeh an actual spec for the camera... moreBy your logic none of them are really great at anything. And even if it were that bad then it would still be good or relevant for all these gadgets which are called phones and what the point here is.

  • Agnis

Since when is an artifficial bokeh an actual spec for the camera? Why do phones even do this, it looks awful 99% time whatever phone you use. Taking points away because of lack of an Instagram filter?

  • Jkb

Another sponsored review. I owned both of this phone and based on my own experience xz3 is much better than my xzp.. The only problem with this brand they dont put too much effort on advertising/ promoting their unit. Try to open some mobile phone reviews in you tube and Samsung and other mobile brand advertisements will greet you first. Get what i mean?... Wake up sony!

Its Sony what did you expect???? Nikon for 10k bucks???
Or cannon for 20k bucks???
Even theold Nokia 7560 from 2002 did a lot better photos

Anonymous, 24 Mar 2019How should I knowLmao

  • s

they purposely reviewed xz3 and not the xz2 premium because they knew 1 single camera cannot do as good as 2. I think they want attention from Sony for the bad review so sony will pay them to do good reviews for the next flagship. i mean, XZ3 is basically XZ2premium minus the monochrome camera. and all of my photographers friends preferred xz2p camera results on desktop to Samsung s9's camera and that was a blind test. some didn't like the over brightened photos, but low light photos and videos are way better than even the best huawei's low light video. And s9/note9/s10 all have the same primary cameras, while all the reviews for each of them are different.

  • Anonymous

xXENDER FREAKXx, 23 Mar 2019Seriously though why the heck would I want to do that?How should I know

Denis Thomas, 23 Mar 2019But they mentioned XZ premium as being better than XZ3, so it st... moreThey are using new scoring system with Sony device starting XZ Premium. Previous gen all are old score, which is not legit to be compare.

https://www.dxomark.com/category/mobile-reviews/­­ - the bottom of the page has all newly scoring listed to be compared with. If not listed, then that device use an old score & they dont bother to update it as its an older device.

Shui8, 23 Mar 2019No no no...u confuse between their old scoring system & new ... moreBut they mentioned XZ premium as being better than XZ3, so it still doesn't make sense.

Anonymous, 22 Mar 2019I guess that's what you have doneSeriously though why the heck would I want to do that?

Denis Thomas, 23 Mar 2019My Xperia Z5 scores 87 and XZ3 score 79.. no.. that's not right.... moreNo no no...u confuse between their old scoring system & new one...that Z5 score is old while XZ3 is new system (percentage with secondary camera). So compare that old & new score system is not legit. If Z5 recalculate again with new system, i bet its gonna be lower than 79 point for sure.

My Xperia Z5 scores 87 and XZ3 score 79.. no.. that's not right.
DXO was suppose to be independent, they lost their credibility for me. XZ3 has an insanely more amount of detail from my Z5 according to your tool here gsm boys..
There's something fishy going on.

  • Anonymous

Syuser, 22 Mar 2019Stop listening to DxO reviews, they are crap paid people wanting... moreSome aspects of reality differ from their testing but your the one trying to fool people. It has its strengths but not always up to par and that's done on purpose by Sony. Stop defending them.

  • notafanboy

Dxomark hates sony and LG.

Stop listening to DxO reviews, they are crap paid people wanting to distort real life testing Xperias. In my experience with over 20 Sony camera devices I know what I am talking about. XZ3 is a jewel in term of setting up camera. Superior mode needs a little improvement by an upgrade in stock camera app, but third party apps are amazing in this device. Fool people in their insolence want to be fooled and that is so sad!

  • Anonymous

xXENDER FREAKXx, 22 Mar 2019Does he even have the XPERIA XZ3 or is he just bringing the resu... moreI guess that's what you have done

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Mar 2019There are primarily 2 reasons for that: 1)The additional lens f... moreThey are not the best night photos. It's just a longer shutter and boosted e posture and iso automated mode that people went gaga over.
Just like everyone deemed the pixel the best before just because it had better dynamic range and boosted colors and sharpening.
They just had a social media ready auto night mode. Not the best night results or only night mode option now.