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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

Reference Pattern DxOMark

These two enlargements (central part of the pattern below); a photo in low light under tungsten lighting and another in full light show that the Sony Xperia Z delivers consistent pictures which will appear very satisfactory on the screen of a phone or a tablet, but these images are limited if we move to a purely photographic use, with enlargements and printouts. The noise is well managed, but when enlarged the 13 Mpix images of the Xperia Z lack both texture and fine detail.

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Autofocus - repeatability and accuracy

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Bright light

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Low light



Color shading

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Artificial light (A) - 20 lux

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Day light (D50) - 700 lux



Color accuracy

The colors are very well rendered, regardless of the conditions of lighting, with natural tones and without marked drift. On outside subjects, in daylight, a few white balance errors were noted. 

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Artificial light (A) - 20 lux

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Day light (D50) - 700 lux



Flash uniformity

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