Sony Xperia 1 II to get night mode, eye AF in ultrawide camera in first update

Ivan, 20 March 2020

Sony is reportedly working overtime to bring a few features to the Xperia 1 II's cameras in an update to be seeded right after its launch.

It will bring the eye autofocus that makes sure human eyes are always in focus to the 16mm ultrawide camera. Additionally the update will enable 1080p at 120fps slow-motion video recording and 4K video at 60fps. Finally and likely the most important bit is the night mode for the main 24mm camera.

Sony Xperia 1 II will get eye AF in ultrawide, night mode for regular cam after launch

These new features should arrive via a firmware update to the Xperia 1 II sometime after it launches in April in Japan and will likely be applied to the phones out of the box when they hit Europe in the spring.

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  • pan

nice nice... waiting for the import...

  • pan

upscaling do exists... and any other type of interpolation... you are right with "if it is not there, it is not there" but through well designed algorithms they can fill in a certain space with something, but of course it wont replicate the re...

  • Chris.T

In deed! Spent 600 euros on Xperia 5 and does not have a night mode! I am only buying Sony phones for more than 20 years, if they don't give us night mode and eyefocus on wide angle cam then am off

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