Sony Xperia X, better processing a lot of detail but with aspects to polish

Over the years the camera of a Smartphone has become something of a cornerstone on which manufacturers have tried to raise the standard high-end Smartphone. If there are virtually equal in maximum screen dimensions, performance or even finish, the chamber of a high – end is where we find more differences today or at least most relevant and objective.

A few weeks it reaches the market, we have had the camera of Sony Xperia X, the most balanced model of the new family of high – end devices from the Japanese. As in previous generations, the Japanese company puts a lot of interest in the photographic component, which this year comes with new interface, improved processing and hybrid predictive approach. These are our first impressions camera Sony Xperia X.

Sony Xperia X

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The theoretical basis of the camera Xperia X

Before we get down to work and you count how it has been going for a walk in Tokyo with the Xperia X to test your camera, let’s review the technical arguments of your camera.

The new Xperia X sensor does not reduce resolution as are doing their more powerful rivals but maintains the 23 megapixels that are almost a classic of its mobile franchise. This resolution is almost double that which is standing as a standard (12 megapixels).

Here the competitive advantage of Sony is in the size of the sensor mounted 1 / 2.3 inches, the greatest of all his rivals, so partially offsetting the light that is able to capture (its opening is f2. 0, smaller than the f1.8 we are already seeing rivals) to be divided in more photo diodes. The maximum sensitivity that goes up to ISO 12800, also compensates something this handicap.

Having more resolution at its sensor allows Sony to offer a digital zoom up to 5X and theoretical capacity greater detail in the scenes when we want to bring. It also has in its favor a 24mm lens which is the largest in the sector. Keep in mind that the maximum resolution is obtained when we keep the native format of the sensor, which is 4/3. If we opt for a more traditional, 16/9, and the resolution is reduced.

As for the secondary camera is also on the role at a high level: Your sensor is not short on anything size of 1/3 inches and f2.0 aperture 13 MP, plus 22 mm optics easily covers our face. The maximum sensitivity reaches ISO 6400.

So much camera offers us Xperia X was known. The main evolution is called predictive hybrid approach, which uses object tracking technology and algorithms that determine the likely path of an object in the scene. To use it you have to click on the screen in order to “pursue” and remain focused for when you want to shoot. With this mode Sony seeks to improve one of the problems detected in testing Xperia Z5, and that happened when we were using the automatic mode and the scene was blurred in some moving objects that should have been well defined.

The camera of Xperia X test

Vista theory, touches put to work with the camera of Xperia X. We get it to walk in Tokyo to check how it behaves in different scenarios, both day and night.

In scenes with light and general camera Xperia X makes a correct exposure without overexposure problems and what we liked most, a reproduction of the most intense colors than in previous generations while remaining faithful and realistic.

In the next scene we can differentiate and fully appreciate the wide color range of greens of different trees. As for detail, the 23 megapixels make us much, with proper processing even improved in the image edges, where lose definition and tree branches rather are pasted.

In the next scene, the camera of Xperia X returns to leave us with a great level of detail without excessive processing while is being able to balance a background where neither burn brightly lit areas or lose information in the shadows. This more than adequate job in a scene with fairly dynamic range is one of the improvements that particular value in the chamber of Xperia X, because in previous generations the defendant was not able to keep them afloat.

One of the new Xperia Camera X also passes through our hands. In our test we found that the system performs properly track objects, keeps them focused, but we do not think by now a distinctive feature of the terminal. In night scenes logically follow that suffers the most.

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When we turn to the interior scenes and low light when camera Xperia X begins to have more problems, although the results are also more consistent than in previous generations. Sony not yet achieved a balance that always guarantees us good shots, and that is where we longing for an optical stabilization does not render the terminal have to raise the ISO to not trepid image and have to apply for it more processing to reduce the noise that is generated.

In general the camera Xperia X collects less light than rivals like the Galaxy S7, but the processing seems more controlled and better managed and does not introduce excessive noise. In the next scene we compared the results between the Xperia X (left) and the Galaxy S7 (right).

The white balance is completely different in both cases, with the Galaxy S7 pulling it warm while the Xperia X moves to a colder tone. The processing is similar to the introduction of noise but it seems that the scene is better represented in decision Sony.

When the scene is too deficient in brightness, Sony Xperia X accuses excess pixels and f2.0 aperture, leaving the less luminous scene, although solved better than in previous years, in some detail without excessive noise processing or scuttle the theoretical possibility of the camera. The improvement could be even better with the help of optical stabilization. The SteadyShot system seems suited for video mode but it becomes increasingly necessary to up the ante in the photographic mode now rivals have improved in night scenes.

As for the user experience, we noticed a good step forward but still the trend already detected take between the shot and the availability of the image to view the gallery, but this delay does not apply to when we want to continue shooting without checking the previous picture taken. True, they are now faster than before but not as much as the competition. Here surely we are facing the consequences of a fairly large resolution and worked processed.

Mode video recording, also we could try, the Sony Xperia X not by 4K video is released, something strange being Sony (which has in its catalog of UHD devices like your TV where it makes sense to generate own content to that resolution) and remains in 1080. Below is a sample.

After this first contact with the camera of Xperia X, we’re looking forward to having more time terminal for both the comprehensive analysis and the comparison with the great photographic terminals of the year.

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