Weekly poll results: the Sony Xperia Pro-I is well received, but not everyone needs a professional phone

07 November 2021
But if you do need one, there aren't many options, especially for photos and videos.

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famakate, 08 Nov 2021you forgot the faster usbc, 4k display, front firing speake... moreMan 8 or 12 or even 18GB of ram does it matter???
No app in phone needs so many ram.
And that display is maybe a bit better but i bet on a 6 inch screen human eye will not spot much differences if any.

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    • 09 Nov 2021

    SuuperBaka, 09 Nov 2021Sony's manual mode gives much more control over other ... moreNo. They have a few extra whistles to their manual mode. That's it.
    But the results themselves are not any better.

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      • 09 Nov 2021

      SuuperBaka, 09 Nov 2021"Them calling you out for lacking comprehension does n... moreYet here you are doing exactly that endlessly.

        I'm not a professional or experienced photographer. I am noobest of the noobs but i would like to learn how to play / familiarize with the manual settings. If i have the budget, i will get one. I think the xperia pro-I will help people with budget deal with the learning curve in photography. just my opinion.

          Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021Any competing phone can also produce nice shots with manual... moreSony's manual mode gives much more control over other phones, and they have special features like eye AF which others don't have.

          So yes, there are certain features unique to Sony. Just like there are certain features unique to other brands such as Google's astrophotography mode.

            Anonymous, 09 Nov 2021Them calling you out for lacking comprehension does not ref... more"Them calling you out for lacking comprehension does not reflect on their comprehension."

            You don't even know what comprehension means, please stop using words that you don't the meaning of.

              Anonymous, 08 Nov 2021Xperia pro should atleast have a 2" sensor to justify ... moreThere's no 2" sensor ever existed. The closest thing Sony can do is put an M43 sensor on it, but that will use a lot of space. Plus, only Panasonic and Olympus use the M43 sensors. No one else uses it, not even Nikon and Canon. So 1" is still the right choice after all.

                alski10, 08 Nov 2021haha up to 32% of the surveyed people will buy this $1800 p... moreWhy not. Even a friend of mine, who works as a photographer, has already decided to replace his current iPhone 12 Pro Max with this phone. He's going to keep his current A7 Mk3 for contract works only.

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                  • 09 Nov 2021

                  SuuperBaka, 09 Nov 2021"Debatable???! Lol.. The top 3 camera smartphones curr... moreAny competing phone can also produce nice shots with manual mode and taking time.
                  You saying that way implies that's something unique or special to Sony which is clearly beyond not the case. Nor is it even something they excel at.

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                    • 09 Nov 2021

                    SuuperBaka, 09 Nov 2021"That was a general comment based on Sony lovers in th... moreNo the same thing cannot be said. You clearly don't know what goes on much.
                    There is hardly any Sony haters. There's a few haters in every section. The majority of hate is coming from the Sony lovers.

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                      • 09 Nov 2021

                      AnonD-1014095, 09 Nov 2021You're hate for sony is so deeeeep. Facts is not hate

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                        • 09 Nov 2021

                        Anonymous, 08 Nov 2021poor camera software ... lol. What does that even mean? I b... moreIt means exactly that. Poor software. Sonys been that way for years.

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                          • 09 Nov 2021

                          SuuperBaka, 08 Nov 2021"You Sony people are hilarious man..." You jus... moreThem calling you out for lacking comprehension does not reflect on their comprehension.

                            Anonymous, 08 Nov 2021No professional is touching the Xperia pro. Most of them ha... more"No professional is touching the Xperia pro. Most of them have iPhones or Galaxy.. They steer clear of any Sony smartphones."

                            I know professionals that use Sony as their daily driver, but most of them have iPhones. This is more enticing towards them because it's built towards photography, but they have cameras for that.

                              Terminator , 08 Nov 2021 "A good photo taken from both a smartphone and DSLR a... more"You completely missed his point.
                              He is addressing the drawbacks as to why the general consumer would prefer the smartphone over mirrorless."

                              Just like he missed my point. I know the drawbacks on why the general consumer would prefer the smartphone and I can agree. I was referring to image quality, so I don't know why he is mentioning workflow.

                              "That better photo quality through the a mirrorless/dslr can only be achieved after post editing which takes quite a lot of time. Most people aren't going to invest time in that.
                              That Dxomark article given in the link by anonymous guy exactly explains how far we have come. Maybe read it throughly without your Sony tinted glasses."

                              Most people who have DSLR/mirrorless are already invested. Also, post-processing doesn't really take as long as you make it out to be. When you have enough experience, then you can quickly do the post-processing. I read that article, and it doesn't mean anything. It was also biased trying to make smartphones better than they are. They leave out a lot of information. Maybe actually read the article properly.

                              "The smartphone is a lot better in many areas and will give better image quality unless the images out of mirrorless camera have been edited. This has been proven in multiple scenarios and is possible because of computational photography."

                              This is false, I don't know what you're cheefing on, but smartphones do not produce better image quality than DSLR/Mirrorless. You can clearly see the difference when you actually look at them properly.

                              "Even a professional photographer isn't going to go with his bulky gear on a vacation. He knows he'll get reliable social media ready images through a pixel 6 or iPhone 13 Pro.
                              The bulky gear would only be reserved for professional work."

                              I agree with this, some either take their smaller bodies or phones. That's not my point, I was specifically referring to image quality which again is superior on DSLR/Mirrorless

                                ABF Media, 08 Nov 2021Debatable???! Lol.. The top 3 camera smartphones currently ... more"Debatable???! Lol.. The top 3 camera smartphones currently are Honor Magic 3 Pro+, Vivo X70 Pro Plus and Mi 11 Ultra. All have quad bayer sensors."

                                You're the first person I've seen that's said that Honor Magic 3 Pro+ as a top 3 camera phone. iPhones have good cameras and probably beat a lot of phones. They don't use QB sensors.

                                Sony's cameras can produce good results if you use manual mode and take your time, that's the way they have it as. I do agree that they need to work on their auto processing.

                                  ABF Media, 08 Nov 2021Who are you kidding??? Point and shoot market is dead just ... moreAgain you just continue to prove that you lack reading comprehension. Smartphones are not taking over the camera world which includes MFT, APS-C, FF, MF. These cameras will be superior to a smartphone.

                                  I can agree that the point-and-shoot market is dying and they need to work on computational photography to help them out.

                                    ABF Media, 08 Nov 2021That was a general comment based on Sony lovers in the aren... more"That was a general comment based on Sony lovers in the arena."

                                    The same can be said about Sony haters, both sides have extremes. Yet I can see Sony being attacked in articles not even related to them.

                                    "You clearly are new.... to be this oblivious to their behavior or just like them.... can't handle even the slightest criticism against Sony"

                                    You're clearly unable to comprehend well. The moment anything Sony-related is out, the company already has people attacking it. I admit Sony has faults, but that's all companies. There is no perfect company.

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                                      ABF Media, 09 Nov 2021Real world output says otherwise. It's you... who need... moreYou're hate for sony is so deeeeep.

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                                        • 09 Nov 2021

                                        Anonymous, 08 Nov 2021I bet you you have never seen comparisons online where the ... moreMi 11 Ultra shootd HDR straight out of the box and it doesn't look that good. It mimics Samsung a lot and relies on digital oversharpening to give you sense of a preserved detail.