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First Sony Xperia Z Photo/Video Camera Samples Hit The Web

CES 2013 brought us a new flagship smartphone, Sony Xperia Z, a smartphone that boasts an impressive full HD 5-inch display and a potent 13 megapixel camera.

The guys at BestBoyz.de got their hands on the Sony Xperia Z and made the pictures and the video below. I remind you that a week ago Sony officially announced its new super-smartphone, Sony Xperia Z, and its “LITE” variant, Xperia ZL.

The 13 megapixel camera of the Sony Xperia Z comes with an Exmor RS sensor, an upgrade of the Exmor R unit fitted on the previous Xperia terminals. The camera also boasts a real-time HDR module for video capture, you can see in action in the video below.

The guys who tested the camera say that auto-focus mode of the Xperia Z is “fantastic,” also talking in high spirits about its continuous and touch focus modes. The noise level seems to be lower than on Xperia T, while the exposure is correct.

The HDR video mode joins the actions when it comes to capturing dark areas. The HDR algorithm illuminates the shadows in order to even the picture in terms of brightness, and to remove the variations between the bright and dark areas.

Since we are talking about a Sony sensor, the photo quality is excellent, and I can’t help but wonder whether the Japan-based company would borrow it to the guys at Samsung for the Galaxy S4 or to Apple for its iPhone 6 (or 5S, or iPhone, or whatever it will be called). For more Sony Xperia Z photo and video samples follow this link.