Sony Xperia 1 ii :: A9 in a Smartphone?
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The cameras on this phone are going to integrate features like real time, auto focus even animal AF we’re, looking at 20 frames per second burst, shooting with full AFA e tracking, while using the main 24 millimeter wide angle. Camera there’s also full manual control. This time around we’re finally getting raw support, and this is all going to be coming to the phone any future. Software update the Xperia 1 Mark 2 actually features a triple camera configuration. You have three 12 megapixel sensors, and these are gon na sit behind 16 millimeter lens a 24 millimeter lens and a 70 millimeter lens. These are all Zeiss lenses with Zeiss T coating that are going to give. You quote: unquote, exquisite rendering and contrast the 16 millimeter and the 24 millimeter cameras both feature sensors with dual photodiode autofocus and then the largest sensor of the bunch that’s on the 24 millimeter camera in the middle is a 1 1 7 inch Exmor RS for mobile That’S actually 50 larger than the one 2.6 inch sensors that Sony has used in the past and we also get a 3d indirect time of flight sensor, that’s going to provide better low light autofocus. This is powered by the Sony, buy ons x4 mobile engine that’s going to allow you to do things like 60 calculations per second for auto focus and auto exposure on the main camera and on the 16 and 70 millimeter cameras. It will do these up to 30 calculations per second.
The Xperia one mark 2 also has upgraded hardware. It uses a snapdragon, 855 5g processor it’s got 8 gigabytes of RAM and comes with 256 gigabytes of on board storage. Of course, we retain the 21 by 9 aspect: ratio 6.5 inch, 4k HDR OLED display with 100 coverage of dcpip 3. We now have a four thousand milliamp battery with wireless charging support, finally, and also an IP 65 68 water and dust resistant rating. Few months back, I did a review of the Xperia One when it was released, and I also did one on the Xperia 5 and I was very impressed with both of these as really interesting alternatives, any very overcrowded smartphone markets. So if you look at smart phones, particularly in terms of image making, this is part of everybody’s day to day life. Now we communicate using a visual language more than we ever have in the entire human history. So this is really exciting to me actually, but what I like that Sony offer that’s very different, is they offer you a phone that will also operate like a camera, and this is kind of one of their strong suits? I think, because you have this umbrella of Sony, like I mentioned before, you have all these companies that work underneath that and they all make really cutting edge, high end products, and so why not bring them together to make the best phone that you can find. So what I personally like the most about Sony’s approaches, they let you use things like the camera.
As a photographer, you have access to manual settings. You get great image quality. The lenses behave like lenses sure you do have computational imaging. That goes on behind the scenes, which is only going to get stronger as Sony keep progressing in this field, but I really feel like that. If photography is your thing, this is the phone that behaves a lot more like a camera than other smartphones and so that’s a really unique edge that Sony have in this space and I think it keeps them fairly competitive. So I’m really excited what we’ve got with the Xperia 1 mark 2, because the only downfall on the Xperia 1 and even the Xperia v were things like battery life. The fact that you couldn’t do wireless charging, and so a lot of improvements have been made we’re getting an even more upgraded camera system, there’s a lot of functionality under the hood that we’re going to be able to do this starts to rival what we see on Cameras like the Sony a 9 now there was also a development announcement for the Xperia Pro which I want to get into as well, but real quick. I want to give a shout out to our sponsor for this video, where the awesome folks, over at squarespace.com present your photography using squarespace’s, modern professional portfolios. The layouts are completely customizable and you can use squarespace’s, drag and drop based back end system, which is really easy to use to present your work.
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Thinking with this, with coming up with an antenna scheme that’s going to essentially get you better reception, so it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in the long run. But the other interesting thing about this that I think a lot of you are going to be really into. Is this camera actually a micro HDMI input which is going to allow you to connect the phone to pretty much any camera that has HDMI output and so you’re gon na be able to use the phone as a monitor for DSLRs mirrorless cameras, professional camcorders? Whatever you want to plug in and hopefully it will also be possible to transmit broadcast video during shooting to a server or cloud that has a 5g connection. So the idea is that you could get really high quality. Looking video that you could stream over 5g connections to YouTube or Instagram or Facebook it’s going to up the game of what you’re able to do by using the phone technology and having it interface with cameras, I still think we’re a long way from 5g being the Adopted standard, but I do love the fact that Sony are being very forward thinking with their strategy here, because once 5g does come along you’ll be able to do a lot more with higher speeds than we’ve had before, and thinking about this phone. In terms of how this interfaces with existing cameras, obviously this is a space that Sony’s been in for a long time, not only for video but also for still photos, and how can we integrate those two things? So if we have the broadband capacity to upload a really beautiful, looking video that’s broadcast quality to YouTube or wherever we want to upload it to, then why not make that available? That makes the phone integrate with that system really nicely.
I mean if you look at the whole adoption of phones, the reason one of the reasons they’ve been so popular with people is they enable us to do things in the mobile capacity while we’re on the go that we used to have to do on a computer. You’Ve got access to your email, you don’t have to be chained to a desk and a device, and I think, being forward looking into how photography and how cameras and how video interfaces with this, I think, is actually pretty cool. So I hope to get my hands on an experience into review, for you guys, I am really excited about that phone. I would love to know what you guys think about all this drop me. A comment below I’ll see you all in the next video.