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Sony Xperia PRO-I Smartphone Features A 1.0-Type Sensor With Phase Detection Auto Focus

The Sony Xperia PRO-I smartphone combines a 1.0-type sensor, a 24mm ZEISS Tessar Optics, advanced image processing and AF (autofocus), 4K 120p video recording and much more.

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Sony Xperia PRO-I

Sony has introduced the Sony Xperia PRO-I which, from looking at the specs, looks like a smartphone that's been specifically designed with photographers in mind. 

The Sony Xperia PRO-I is the World's first smartphone to include a 1.0-type Exmor RS image sensor with phase-detection AF (autofocus) which means its low light performance should be excellent and the bokeh it produces will look great. Sony also says the inclusion of the image Exmor RS image sensor will also mean the device offers a high dynamic range. 

The 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor is actually the same one used in the RX100 VII camera but it's been optimised for smartphones. 

Sony Xperia PRO-I

Other features photographers will be interested in include 315 phase-detection AF points that cover 90% of the frame, Real-time Eye AF, Real-Time Tracking, 20fps AF/AE burst shooting, dual aperture (f/2 and f/4) for improved low light performance, RAW shooting and ZEISS Tessar Optics with T* anti-reflective coating.

The Xperia PRO-I also features a dedicated shutter button that boasts the same shutter switch module as Sony’s RX100 series cameras and requires similar button strokes to operate AF and shutter release. The user can also long-press the shutter button to quickly launch Photography Pro and start shooting immediately, even when the display is off

Another World's first found in the Sony Xperia PRO-I is its ability to record 4K video at 120fps and there's a built-in strap-hole as well as a dedicated shutter button for easy, quick control. The Sony Xperia PRO-I is also the first Xperia smartphone to support Eye AF and Object Tracking during video shooting. For those who shoot video on a regular basis, there's a new Videography Pro mode, too. 

Sony Xperia PRO-I

Other features include a 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate display, 4500mAh battery, 3.5mm audio jack and Full-stage Stereo Speakers.

As for the cameras, there are 3 rear optics built-in with a newly developed 24mm lens capturing better images with less peripheral image distortion and improved contrast/sharpness. Supporting the 24mm lens is a 16mm and 50mm lens along with a 3D iToF sensor. 

Pricing and Availability - The new Xperia PRO-I will be available in Early December for approximately £1,599.

Take a look at these sample photos captured on the Sony Xperia PRO-I. 


Sony Xperia PRO-I Sample Photos

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