CES 2013: Sony Xperia Z 13MP Camera Demoed, First Photo Samples Available

The smartphone is expected to hit shelves in February

By on January 9th, 2013 07:29 GMT

Sony Mobile has recently unveiled its next Android flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z. Previously known as Sony Xperia Yuga, the handset has been confirmed to arrive in the UK in February.

Aside from the fact that it comes with Jelly Bean platform and a stunning 5.0-inch full HD (1080p) display, Sony Xperia Z also boasts an impressive 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, autofocus, LED flash and full HD video recording.

A few years ago, an 8-megapixel camera was something standard for a high-end smartphone, but in the last couple of months a lot of handset manufacturers have started to include even better module cameras into their devices.

The high number of megapixels does not necessarily mean it’s of high quality. A very good example would be Nokia’s PureView technology for cameras, which is not about the number of megapixels.

However, more megapixels on the rear camera would definitely attract more customers, which is why handset makers are trying to integrate 13MP or even 16MP photo snappers into their smartphones.

Sony Xperia Z smartphone is one such device that packs a 13-megapixel camera. However, Sony Mobile blends high number of megapixels with its own imaging technology and an excellent Exmor RS sensor.

The result should be stunning, though we can’t be sure of that until we get the first camera sample shot preferably in optimal conditions.

Until then, the folks at PhoneArena have managed to grab the first photo samples captured with Xperia Z’s 13-megapixel camera.

Still, we should take into consideration the fact that these camera samples have been taking with pre-production units, which means the final products might offer superior pictures.

For the complete gallery of photo samples taken with Sony Xperia Z’s 13-megapixel camera, head over to PhoneArena’s article. Keep in mind that the lightning conditions are not optimal.

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