It has been a few months since Sony put into circulation the model that redefined its high-end phones. The Sony Xperia 1 reached the market and a new generation and nomenclature began in the catalog of the Japanese manufacturer. Now, true to his tradition of putting at least two flagships every year in stores, the Japanese bring us the Sony Xperia 5.
A phone that does not evolve too much with respect to its younger brother at the moment, although it is larger in terms of dimensions. But there is something that shows a step forward and is in the photographic section. Three cameras located behind the terminal and in which it is worth it to stop a little. Let's go there.
The photographic hardware of the Xperia 5
We have already said that we have three cameras behind us but we have not described them, and it is time. Here Sony has chosen to mount three identical sensors, three 12 megapixel sensors each one with BIONZ X technology and also with optical stabilization Optical SteadyShot, another of the company's brands in photographic matters.
Normal lens, super wide angle lens and telephoto lens for the Sony Xperia 5
In the configuration of cameras we encounter a main objective with a lens 26 mm which will be the one we use for normal and current photographs. Another super wide angle lens of 16 mm for the shots in which we need more breadth and a third objective of 52 mm which will make telephoto functions with two magnifications. The precious optical zoom, present in the Sony Xperia 5.
In addition, the main lens, the 26 mm, has a aperture f / 1.6 so that good lighting is guaranteed in each capture. The accompanying sensor is also a Dual Photo Diode to improve light capture and focus. Sony also indicates that the phone will allow to capture RAW photographs with noise reduction "even in low light"
Obviously, we are not talking about a phone that does not have a front camera, and in this Sony Xperia 5 we have 8 megapixels for selfies. 8 megapixels with a quarter inch sensor with pixels of 1.12 picometers, accompanied by a lens with f / 2.0 aperture and that will have optical stabilization. Yes, on the front, the SteadyShot of its rear brothers with up to five axes. And of course, there will be frontal blur to make us portraits with bokeh, as fashion rules.
And the help that comes from the software
Sony has mounted a triple system on the back of its Sony Xperia 5 with software contributions from the different divisions of the brand, such as the Eye AF of Alpha cameras of the eastern brand. Thanks to this system, the Xperia 5 will be able to make a continuous burst shot with AF / AE tracking (both focus and auto exposure) taking up to 30 pictures per second.
Now we can photograph moving scenes Thanks to this Eye AF and then choose the best shots with which to stay. A step forward in terms of camera software that takes advantage directly of Sony's experience in the tradition camera market, which explores with its Alpha line.
Both the Sony Alpha and the Cinema Pro of the brand bring their grain of sand in photography and video to the Xperia 5 software
In addition, we will now have Photography Advice, a system of tips and automations to be able to choose the best scene without difficulty and not get lost in the settings. Simply shoot. The film cameras of the firm have also helped the development of the Xperia 5 providing the Cinema Pro CineAlta technology. White balance, manual focus and audio recording levels are improved.
As we can see, Sony has put a lot of care in the photographic section of its new Sony Xperia 5 which we just need to squeeze the most in a future analysis. We will see what the new creature of the Japanese is capable of with its triple camera and if it competes with the best in the market right now.
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