Sony Xperia 1 II received the External monitor app from the Xperia Pro with the Android 11 update

09 February 2021
This app allows the phone to serve as an external monitor for your digital camera. It's not clear whether the Xperia 5 II will get the app as well.

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  • AntonyRus

Anonymous, 12 Feb 2021Would this feature be available to the xperia 5 ii?Yes. I see that application (you must turn on in settings it)

  • AntonyRus

so, I have Sony a7m3 (a7iii) with latest firmware (4.00) and Xperia 5 ii (stupid naming) and connect my cam to phone with tupe-c type-c cable and.. this function isn't work.
May be I do something wrong.. I don't know.

  • Akidobos

Larwood, 09 Feb 2021It only supports USB Video Class, a HDMI to USB adapter won... moreMy Xperia 5II got this app with the update and it works fine with Elgato Camlink + USB-A->USC-C adapter.

Sornar Sony, 02 Mar 2021Quote, "Second, Google pixel doesn't destroy.&quo... moreSorry. You got it wrong. I was talking about Pixel destroying Xperia 1II in photography comparison. I told it's not the case. Xperia with pro mode is better.

  • Sornar Sony

Kriegsherr, 13 Feb 2021Anyway i don't own xperia so it's not mine. Seco... moreQuote, "Second, Google pixel doesn't destroy."

I entirely disagree. Google Pixel does destroy - it destroys all semblance of user-privacy and user-security. Google Pixel is never to be trusted.

No Android 11 in the USA yet for the Xperia 1 Mk II.

  • DSGK

Daimon, 11 Feb 2021Yes Right. Xperia's camera is the worst compared to s... moreavatar 2 is being Shot on Sony's cameras. Just saying

  • read

Anonymous, 12 Feb 2021Would this feature be available to the xperia 5 ii?did you read the article before commenting?

Anonymous, 12 Feb 2021Is that why Google pixel with 1/2.55" sensor destroys ... moreAnyway i don't own xperia so it's not mine.
Second, Google pixel doesn't destroy. Xperia with its photo pro app makes one of the best cameras in the market. Pixel is far fetched.
How does it feel good to hate someone/something just because you belong to xiaomi/realme/fakeme group?

  • Anonymous

Would this feature be available to the xperia 5 ii?

  • Anonymous

Kriegsherr, 11 Feb 2021Definitely. Now they are trying to get the best of their sm... moreIs that why Google pixel with 1/2.55" sensor destroys your Xperia with 1/1.7" sensor?

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 10 Feb 2021 They can't even get the software right in Auto mode ... moreDefinitely. Now they are trying to get the best of their small sensor. Even a semi optimized software can make wonder with bigger sensor. Just like cameras. Cameras don't rely much on software optimization hence a better sensor churns out better pictures.

  • Anonymous

Optimizer, 11 Feb 2021By who? By DXOmark? 😂😂😂😂So you think like Sony, that every Xperia customer is professional, right?

  • Optimizer

Daimon, 11 Feb 2021Yes Right. Xperia's camera is the worst compared to s... moreBy who? By DXOmark? 😂😂😂😂

  • Anonymous

Adarsh s bhat, 10 Feb 2021When will be the software updating for xperia xa1plus from ... moreNever, you'll probably have to root your phone

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 10 Feb 2021Apple, Samsung, Google... All of them are wrong. Only Sony ... moreYes Right.
Xperia's camera is the worst compared to samsung, apple, and even huawei.

Anonymous, 10 Feb 2021My xiaomi is better and cheaper than thisI have an XZ1 Compact from 2017 and a Xiaomi MI 10 5G, well I can tell you that when it comes to fluidity and optimization or battery management, it's day and night, despite the Xiaomi being up to date with current technological innovations, the old Xperia is much better. So I don't know which Xiaomi you have but I don't think it's better than the Xperia 1II or 5II, maybe it's better in outfitting big numbers like 12 GB RAM, fast charging +50w or 108 Mpx sensor or the terrible zoom x100

  • Anonymous

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 10 Feb 2021Apple, Samsung, Google... All of them are wrong. Only Sony ... moreCheck both.
First is DRO (lifting shadows).
Second is HDR (stacking)

From same phone. How is this even possible?
You need to compare HDR on x HDR on or HDR off x HDR off.
Not Phone A HDR on x Phone B HDR off.
Xperia cam uses HDR only when it thinks it is necessary, not 100% of the time like other phones.

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  • Anonymous

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 10 Feb 2021It's true that flagship will give more profit margins ... moreThey do not have to say. It is pretty clear.

1) 5 devices planned for 2020. Three flagships.
2) the cheaper devices without Exmor (L5) only as main camera (10ii). Everuyone knows isocell are inferior to similar spec exmor.
3) midranges no longer get camera previously used by midranges like they used to. X, XA1 and XA2 had cam of Z5. X Compact the system Laser AF + RGBC-IR like XZ.

If they cared about midranges and low ends they would give update to L series or at least ship it with current android. I highly doubt the L5 is gonna come with android 11. Also give two updates to midranges, last ones heavily updated were X/X Compact.

Even when they were selling 40 million units (2013-14) they were losing money.
Much more than now.

Revenue was same of previous quarter, despite 23% less sales.


  • Anonymous

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 10 Feb 2021Apple, Samsung, Google... All of them are wrong. Only Sony ... moreDo cameras give wrong colours like these three? No .
Do cameras underexpose faces in favor of background? No
Do cameras have burst without AF? No

Take photo with 1iii, 12 Pro, S20U, P5 and any real camera.
Check which phone gives closer photo compared to camera.

By the way, turn off HDR of these phones.
You get a 100% white sky on cloudy day.