Video were going to be looking at the worlds largest smartphone camera if youre new here welcome to the family kindly subscribe and turn on the notification bell to receive more videos like this, the sony xperia pro. I has to be the worlds largest smartphone camera, the sony xperia pro. I is sonys most expensive and most photographer friendly smartphone to date. It is the companys flagship device in 2021, replacing the xperia 1 3.. The i in pro i stands for imaging and the headline. Specs indicate that the pro i is a cross between sonys alpha mirrorless and rx series, cybershot compact cameras, as well as their high end, xperia phones, the sony pro. I features a triple camera zeiss lens set up with focal lengths of 16 mm 24 mm and 50 mm, one of which 24 mm uses the same one inch type exmer, rs psi cmos sensor as the dsc rx100 viii – compact digital camera. Yes, you heard that correctly. One inch the pro eye joins a very short list of smartphones that have dared to use a one inch sensor, including the sharp aquos r6 only available in japan and the way ahead of its time. Panasonic lumix dmc cm1, which was released back in 2014., along with the one inch sensor. The sony alpha mirrorless system inherits several key technologies, including real time iaf for humans and animals, as well as real time tracking sony crammed a lot of controls and functional elements along the side edges on the right edge alone.

There are four buttons: a volume, rocker, a power button, a user configurable shortcut and dedicated camera buttons when youre not looking. The volume rocker is far too short to tell up from down the power button, which also serves as a side mounted fingerprint reader is too close to the surface and thus difficult to locate consistently. I had no trouble training, the fingerprint reader and i found it to be quick and reliable when i could find it. The shortcut button is a tiny dot, thats too close to the metal frame. Fortunately, the camera button has a good profile, a nice pattern, texture and a well defined two stage: action similar to a traditional camera. Shutter button sony kept the size of the pro external eyes camera module in check by taking into account the dimensions of the sensor beneath the lens, its nothing like the xiaomi mi, 11 ultras monstrous module sony arranged the three cameras in a row and centered them near The top edge of the matte rear panel, the main camera lens, is roughly the size of a nickel and it is flanked by the secondary cameras, as well as the flash and focus elements. While everything appears to be camera related, it doesnt imply the pro. I is intended to be a camera first and phone second sony ensures that the xperia pro i is dust and water resistant with an ip6568 rating. You can submerge it in 4.5 feet of water and leave it there for 30 minutes without fear of damage.

Nonetheless, sony advises you to keep it dry. The sony xperia pro. I is a well built smartphone. That looks a little odd due to its odd dimensions, but it mostly works as it should. When you visit sonys website, youll notice that the xperia pro i isnt listed under smartphones, instead, its under a separate heading for professional smartphones, where both the pro i and xperia pro can be found. What is sonys reasoning for making this distinction? Sony primarily sees its two pro branding devices as superior options for people who make a living through photography and videography. According to the company, some creators can use the pro i as their primary content capture device, eliminating the need for a separate phone and standalone camera. Sony claims that by combining your pro level, camera and smartphone into one some creative types may be able to save money. The primary camera features a 12 megapixel exmor rs sensor with ois and glass zeiss optics. It has an 85 degree field of view and the equivalent of a 24 mm lens. The aperture is adjustable and can be set to f, 2.0, f, 4.0 or f 5.6, depending on the type of shoot you want to. Take larger sensors can capture more light in general, resulting in better low light photography with less noise. However, there is some debate about the actual area of the sensor being used because of the short distance between the lenses and the sensor. The pro i cannot utilize.

All of the sensors dimensions its closer to the equivalent of one by 1.3 inch, which casts doubt on sonys marketing claims about the one in sensor. This also explains the difference in capture resolution between the sony alpha rx 100, seven compact cameras, 20 megapixel and the pro 12 megapixel, even though the sensors are fundamentally identical. Sony has yet to respond to our request for confirmation, but the key takeaway here is that the effective sensor size matches that of the galaxy s21 ultra sonys marketing, in this case to say the least dubious. The camera has a 12 megapixel one by 2.5 inch sensor. A 16 mm equivalent lens and 124 degree field of view at f, 2.2. The telephoto lens has a 48 degree field of view at f 2.4 and a 12 megapixel one by 2.9 inch sensor. Finally, the selfie camera has an 8 megapixel 1 by 4 inch sensor with a 78 degree field of view and an aperture of f 2.0, except for the size of the main sensor. The rest of this is standard fare for the thousand dollar plus flagship course. Then there are the advanced, imaging and video apps on the phone, along with the photo pro app theres, a cinema pro app, both of which are also available on the xperia one. Three and the newer video pro app these three tools, along with a pro ice camera hardware, are your gateway to more real camera like capture, capabilities or so sony says the main camera app operates in two modes, basic that is point and shoot, and everything else in Basic mode, which is the cameras default, you can take photos and videos, like you, would on any other smartphone.

There are numerous controls for adjusting the cameras, behavior and settings as well as toggling features like the flash aspect, ratio, aperture and so on off. If youre in a hurry or want to hand over the most creative control to the app, this is the shooting mode to use, in other words, its. What regular phone buyers might use to take everyday photos of a smartphone pros can shift gears to fully utilize. The pro abilities, the app includes options for auto program, shutter priority and manual, using a spinning software dial, similar to a real cameras, mode selector. Selecting any of these brings up the sony alpha camera inspired menu on the right side of the screen, see above where you can fine tune, iso brightness, focus parameters, metering, white balance and other settings. These are advanced functions that require some knowledge to use correctly on the phone. There are two videography apps. The first is called video pro and it is newer and does not work with the xperia one three. This is the default app which can be accessed by pressing the user assigned key on the phones right edge. It is like the photopro app gives users complete control over the vast array of elements involved in video capture with a few taps. You can change settings like hdr video stabilization, face and eyes focus frames per second iso white balance, codecs thats, etch, point 264 and edge point 265 and more. It has sliders to adjust the zoom level from wide to close, as well as the focus from near to infinity.

A few of the tools such as face and eye autofocus are buried a little too deep for my liking. Surprisingly, this app only supports 16 by 9 aspect ratio, video capture overall, its not difficult to use, but it doesnt resemble the video controls found on an alpha camera. The second app is called cinema pro and its also available in other sony, xperia flagship phones. It contains many of the same essential tools as the videography pro app, but they are organized in a completely different way. Sony did not explain the inconsistency of the controls in the two apps, however, there are two significant differences between video pro and cinema pro. The first is the inclusion of pre loaded captures profiles such as venice, opaque, warm cool, soft mono and others in the latter. Each of these employs a filter that alters the overall appearance and feel of the footage you record similar to how instagram filters work, but they are applied as you capture the video rather than afterwards. Unfortunately, there arent many of them worse, you cant, make or save your own. You can change the individual settings to create your effect, but the pro i does not allow you to save those changes for later use. The second major distinction is that the cinema pro app shoots: video in 21 by 9 aspect ratio the same as the screen rather than 16×9, and you cannot adjust the other aspect ratios. This is a perplexing limitation.

Both video apps include advanced project management, features that let you choose where files are saved. What codec is used, how sound is captured, how the focus is treated and other options if youre juggling multiple video projects at once? These can help you logically manage them. The most difficult obstacle they assist – you is overcoming and distinguishing between 16 to 9 and 21 is to 9 footage. The pro final eyes, major pro feature is its compatibility with sony made and third party accessories. Sony, for example, has a variety of gadgets to enhance the experience of capturing content with the camera er phone. When purchasing the phone directly from sony, you can choose to include a sony branded external microphone, an external monitor that snaps onto the back of the pro eye and a gimbal for steady shooting. The external monitor in particular, was created for the pro eye and is attached to the phones, ridged edges its designed to let you use the main camera to shoot self facing 4k videos. These extras, according to sony, are essential for todays influencers in training colors on the pro eye are somewhat muted and kept as neutral as possible. Some images may lean more towards yellow than blue, but the balance is overwhelmingly in the middle. More importantly, colors are not boosted during processing, in the same way that they might be on the samsung phone. As a result, these photos taken by the xperia pro i arent, what most people expect from a traditional camera phone after all, boosted colors can help a photo stand out.

However, the pro accuracy eyes, given pro level photographers, far more leeway in post production adjustments, especially if you choose to capture in 12 bit raw the xperia pro. I has a usable zoom range, but sony kept it under control because of the lens configuration. The three cameras have native 0.7x, 1x and 2.1 x options. The 2.1 x telephoto camera can digitally zoom by a factor of 3x for a total zoom level of 6.3 x. The color profile of the three cameras – isnt perfect, but its also not far off items photographed at the maximum optical range of 2.1 x, are clear and crisp. Pushing things out to the 6.3 x level, on the other hand, introduces a noticeable amount of noise and granularity. Its not bad and its certainly not as bad as some of the 10x and 20x implementations weve seen, but it could be sharper. The sony xperia pro exorbitants eyes. Price tag is one of the most off putting features its seven hundred and ninety nine dollars. Price tag puts it on par with many of the top foldable phones on the market, which is a bitter pill to swallow. The devices high price may deter many potential buyers, which is a shame given all of its redeeming qualities. But who knows i just might get myself one? Would you let us know in the comments below, and that brings us to the end of todays video. Thank you for watching.