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Sony Xperia Z: "Chasseur d'Images" review

By Chasseur d'Images - Friday August 02 2013

Mobile Review
Introduction | Android enhanced by Sony | Handling and ergonomics | A little disappointing video photo results | Measurements | Conclusion

Photo

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The Pros:

  • Overall good exposure.
  • Nice color in all light conditions.
  • Low noise levels in low light, without chromatic component.

The Cons:

 
  • Very high chroma noise in the shadows on the subjects photographed under bright light.
  • Fine details and textures poorly rendered, regardless of the conditions, even in low light.
  • Autofocus unreliable, blurring common.
  • Some outdoor white balance errors.
  • Color shading in low light.
  • Too long exposure in low light, even when the stabilizer is off.

Video

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The Pros:

  • Excellent contrast and dynamic range (the best we’ve seen).
  • Good noise reduction handling. 

The Cons:

  • Fine detail and texture poorly rendered, even on subjects in bright light.
  • Many artifacts (staircase effects on straight edges) and flicker.
  • Ineffective video stabilization system.
  • Autofocus insufficiently responsive during a change of scene without movement of the phone.