Review of Sony's Xperia 1 triple-lens camera, including photo and video test samples and a closer look at some of the best features.
I've been testing out the Xperia 1's upgraded optics to see if Sony has really improved on previous cameraphones, and produced a rival that can take on the mighty Huawei P30 Pro. It's certainly a dense user experience, offering impressive control over your video recording - especially when you dive into that Cinema Pro mode, which captures Cine Alta style home movies.
Here I explore some of those features and review the photo and video quality from the Xperia 1's triple lens camera. This updated hardware offers ultra-wide and telephoto views now, a first for a Sony Mobile smartphone. However, you also get improved focal smarts thanks to the Alpha division, with expert eye tracking and noise reduction for night shots.
This handset doesn't impress as much as some of the competition for HDR and low light photography, but the camera's auto mode does produce some slick looking shots. And the Xperia 1 offers fan favourite features such as the Super Slow Motion and Best Shot tools.
Check back for my big S10+ and P30 Pro comparison to see it stack up against some of the best photo and video rivals!
May 30, 2019