Sony releases video of pro photographer Nick Didlick praising the Xperia 1 II’s camera features

16 May 2020
He doesn’t talk much about the image quality, but we’re excited to see if Sony has upped its game.

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Judas , 23 May 2020Its not about how much they sell(unless you're a shareholde... moreThats not true.
Sony name in past means value and quality now every cheap brand such as Xiaomi does competitive quality products.
Most people will swap their phone for new one every 2-3 years and for that case 200-300 eur xiaomi high end midranger or 400-500 eur flagship is great enough compared to 400-600 sony midranger or 800-1000 or more eur for a flagship which will last same time and do same tricks.
Even if Sony flagship would last 10 years look at those phones from 10 years ago. Noone of them would impress anyone right here right now.
All of them are old or very old and it would be shame to carry any of them on streets.

notorious, 24 May 2020Sony cameras have been and always will be the best. Most ot... moreMan it doesnt matter truth is the own company cant make excellent products but the companies using trheir technology will always prevail.
Sony is expensive but its brand name have no value anymore.
Exactly same duplicate made by Xiaomi for example or realme will cost less than half price but will be completely exact in every aspect.

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CptPower, 20 May 2020No matter how much Sony will try. Most other companies will... moreSony cameras have been and always will be the best. Most other companies use SONY sensors. It would be better to find out before you write anything.

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Mobile Sony Camera always show outstanding features and Sony sells mobile camera chips to other companies, but Sony mobile camera rarely get the top 5 on dxomark. Tell me why ?

Anonymous, 18 May 2020Traded Hybrid for Dual Pixel just because DP does not "hunt... moreNahhhh i believe on what i experience. And wasnt Xperia 1ii using Dual Pixel?

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CptPower, 20 May 2020No matter how much Sony will try. Most other companies will... moreIts not about how much they sell(unless you're a shareholder), its about what you are getting which in sony's case they are the best

No matter how much Sony will try. Most other companies will be always better the same way like mark III by cannon will outbeat any Sony camera made up to this date.

Anonymous, 18 May 2020You can watch in 10bit on the phone. No compression will ... moreIf you have a phone that has 10-bit capable display, yes, as long as the video encoded in HDR10. But then Sony and Samsung use proprietary HDR format that only support their phone displays when recording 10bit video (And before giving me that Sony's HLG can deal with a regular 8bit display argument - it doesn't work as well as they intended and a footage looks really flat on incompatible displays).

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Nick Tagataka, 18 May 2020Not if it disables EIS. Also, compatibility is the biggest ... moreYou can watch in 10bit on the phone.
No compression will be applied.

A marvelous relish! Blazing Sony!

Kriegsherr, 16 May 2020Oh I had that phone. such a good one. music was awesome thr... moreI still have it, mate! The screen has some burn-in and I don't use it anymore, but it still works. Really cool phone.

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Alex, 16 May 2020Why, is dxomark relevant and trustworthy for you? I wouldn'... moreeven here on GSMarena camera compare tool you can see, compare the good light photos taken with XZ premium and Samsung s9, you will see additional shadows at s9 because of the additional light sources

Anonymous, 17 May 2020Imx600y and 608 do not have DRAM. Sony does not sell this t... moreI recently saw somewhere that nowadays the MIPI speed on those mobile phone sensors is so fast that you don't even need DRAM for super slow motion. I'm assuming that IMX608's rapid readout speed is also benefitting from 4x4 (16 in 1) analogue binning which reduces its effective resolution down to 2.5MP - Essentially it's treated as a FHD sensor when recording a slow motion video. I tested it out the camera of Mate 30 Pro myself in the shop with fast moving objects, and in 1920fps mode I couldn't see any jitter or motion artifacts that should appear on interpolated footage.

I don't know why but you always downplay anything that is not made by Sony. You've been hating Samsung, Google for "fake colours and HDR!" and Apple for "purplish sky and ONLY 8bit video", and now you're dissing Huawei that they don't have a real super slow mo when it clearly has. Not cool man.

Anonymous, 17 May 2020Of course it records 10 bit video. 10bit is better than 8... moreNot if it disables EIS. Also, compatibility is the biggest reason why manufacturers still insist on 10bit recording - most of consumer displays are not 10bit compatible hence could show some banding artifacts/colour oddity when compressing it back to 8bit during decoding process.

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Someonemposted on reddit that talked to someone else from Sony store amd heard that 10 ii is last 4G device xperia.
All upcoming to be 5G.

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Shui8, 18 May 2020Using Dram or not, Mate 30 & P40 Pro proven using true ... moreTraded Hybrid for Dual Pixel just because DP does not "hunt" at night during video.
Xperia XZP and XZ3 had bad focus because it was poorly done by Sony Mobile stuff, not because Hybrid is worse than DP.

Z5 AF is better than S7.
Hybrid x dual pixel.

If DP was the best , Sony would be using on all their cameras (photo and video cameras).
Secret of 1 ii is not dual pixel, it is the new bionz x mobile is copy from a9.
Even without dual pixel , results would be same.

Motorola G5+ is dual pixel. Is it as fast as S20+ or 11 pro? No. Because software is not on pair. Software has big impact on AF performance.
Can S20 do same 1 ii does? No, despite having same dual pixel . Cant even do burst with AF.

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AndroidMaster, 17 May 2020"Even few phones with 7xx come with 960@720p" >> T... moreIAre you sure it is little crop? All samples of gsmarena (s20, 20+, 20 ultra) are 1080p. What a coincidence. No 4K super steady. Exactly as I stated. It does 2x crop to match wide angle camera and video becomes FHD.

Now compare SteadyShot of any Xperia at 4K and 1080@30.
1080@30 is always better.
4K/1080@60 have Steady Shot, 1080@30 has Active Intelligent Steady Shot.

Recording 1080p uses less of the sensor, remaining pixels can be used for EIS. Also it demands less processing power than 4K, allowing the software to apply better EIS.

1080@30 has better EIS than 1080@60.
1080@60 has better EIS than 4K.

No matter which phone you test.

Anonymous, 17 May 2020Imx600y and 608 do not have DRAM. Sony does not sell this t... moreUsing Dram or not, Mate 30 & P40 Pro proven using true 1920fps instead of the fake one. Its all over the news, u gotta check it out...shesshh. Or try it on the store yourself. About using DSLR, do u believe me if I said Sony does it as well? Lucky it didnt get caught. Actually most company use it as marketing purposes. And Sony was not that pure.

My point is Sony Xperia itself ditching Hybrid AF & go to Dual Pixel route. But u keep twisting stories around.

I have Z5, its SteadyShot are just decent, not best. I've bought cheaper device after using it and surprisingly it did better than all my Xperia's I had.

Anonymous, 17 May 2020Stabilization on S20 is superb but still not as good as on ... moreGet ready to Take out your housing papers pal!

Sony Xperia 1 was locked to 4k@30fps uptil an recent update.
Tests have already been done proving Samsung Note was best last year.
This year S20 series has best stabilization.
Even the S10 lite has super steady 2.0 at 4K60 and gives better stabilization than Xperia 1.

Anonymous, 17 May 2020Real superslowmo depends on sensor readout, not cpu. Even... more"Even few phones with 7xx come with 960@720p"

>> That is interpolated, heck even the the SD855 was capable of Max 480fps@720p and gave interpolated 960fps@720p on phones without DRAM.
SD865 is capable of max 960fps@720p. Don't need DRAM.
Learn the difference between interpolated and native Super slow motion.
Also that's unlimited recording.