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Sony Xperia Z5 Quick Camera Shootout

Sony has been using the same 20.7MP camera module in all flagships since Xperia Z1 (Yup, that was way back in 2013), but has refined and improved camera performance each time. We won’t say that any more Megapixels are actually required, but breaking the monotony is certainly very important in the tech world. This year, Sony has gone for a redesigned 23MP camera module with Xperia Z5, and has a lot riding on it. So is the Sony Xperia Z5 Camera any good? Let’s find out.

Xperia Z5 Camera overview


Sony Xperia Z1 Camera Hardware

As stated above, the rear camera includes a 23MP sensor which is quite large in size at 1/2.3 Inches, which essentially means it can capture more light for better performance in low light situations. Sony’s α lens technology ensures that you can mount additional lens on top of the F2.0 aperture high end G Lens on Xperia Z5.

With all those Megapixels on board, Zooming in on shots shouldn’t be a problem, at least not on the 5.2 Inch IPS LCD display. Sony also claims that it can focus in just 0.3 seconds, which is lesser than what you need to blink your eyelash. There is only single LED Flash on the rear side. On the front there is an 8MP selfie snapper with a wide angle lens to capture more in each frame.

Camera Software

Xperia Z5 camera interface


The camera software is flush with infinite modes which you can play with. A notable addition in Superior Auto mode is addition of Exposure and color sliders, which allow you to tweak brightness and colors in your shots before you shoot.

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Camera Samples

Enough with the talk. Here is how the Xperia Z5 Camera performed.

Camera Performance

As you can probably judge from the samples, the Xperia Z5 camera performs great in outdoor lighting and indoors as well. However, it isn’t as impressive as the camera setup we experience on Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4.

The details and colors are all good, and the camera is an improvement over previous gen Xperia flagships, but again, not as sharp as we would want them to be in 2015 flagships. This is however our initial shootout, and we would like to test it more tweaking different settings in the camera app before we give our final verdict.

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Deepak Singh

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