Xperia XZ2 Premium Will Take the Best Low Light Photos Ever: Sony

Sony has always been brought innovation to their smartphones, but they often go unnoticed by the masses (read: Apple, Samsung fans).

The company had introduced many features on their smartphones in the past like the first smartphone with a 4k display, the first smartphone being able to capture super slow-motion videos at nearly a 1000 fps, the first smartphone to capture real-time 3D images and many more.

Now they’ve managed to cram the world’s highest ISO sensitivity in their upcoming smartphone’s camera, namely Xperia XZ2 Premium.

ISO Capabilities And Camera Specs

The XZ2 Premium would be able to capture videos at ISO 12800, while for the still images the camera can go up to ISO 51200.


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Sony, in their latest promo, has shown impressive footage captured with the Xperia XZ2 Premium’s camera in extremely low light. They achieved this by putting two 7 piece lenses with large apertures. The 12-megapixel camera has a f/1.6 aperture and shoots strictly in black and white, while the 19-megapixel f/1.8 camera shoots in color.

The description reads,

Packed with the latest camera technologies from Sony, Xperia XZ2 Premium is engineered to capture detail beyond what the human eye can see. While the human eye can see ISO1600.

Is It Comparable To A DSLR?

Now the camera would obviously not perform as well as dedicated low light shooters like some DSLRs out there. Plus when you increase the ISO of a camera, the noise becomes more and more apparent. So it’s always recommended not to shoot pictures or videos in high ISO.

But nonetheless, the XZ2 Premium seems to be performing quite well in low light conditions. There is still a little noise in the images but it’s far more superior than anything on the other smartphones right now.

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More about Xperia XZ2 Premium

Xperia XZ2 Premium is the Sony’s latest flagship with a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display that packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM under the hood, with a 3,450mAh battery.

The phone is obviously packed with a lot of flagship features as it competes with almost every high-end smartphone in every way. But what’s important is the fact that the company has priced the XZ2 Premium for $1000 which brings it to the competition with phones like iPhone X or Note 8.

Considering that the company hasn’t managed to do well in the sales department in the past brings up a question of whether or not the XZ2 Premium can remove the curse that Xperia Smartphones have been struggling with.

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