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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Low-light Camera Phone

Sony has announced the new Xperia XZ2 designed for low-light photography with dual cameras.

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Sony has announced the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, with ISO12800 for video recording and ISO51200 for stills photography. The XZ2 Premium will be available in Summer 2018, although pricing information has not yet been revealed. The cameras are made up of a colour and black and white camera, combining the images to product a photo with more light captured. The camera(s) will also allow: Bokeh and monochrome features, at a later date (3rd Quarter 2018).

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Key Features

  • Dual cameras: 19mp colour, 12mp black and white 
  • 5.8inch 4K HDR 3840x2160 screen, Gorilla Glass 5
  • 4K HDR video
  • 13mp selfie camera
  • ISO51200 (Stills)
  • 6GB RAM / 64GB Storage
  • MicroSD slot
  • Water resistant (IP65/68)*
  • 3450mAh battery
  • Snapdragon 845

* From Sony: "You should not put the device completely underwater"

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From Sony: London, 16th April 2018 – Sony Mobile continues to excel in its innovation prowess with the new Xperia XZ2 Premium which has one of the most remarkable cameras ever made in a smartphone. It boasts the world’s highest ISO 12800 sensitivity for video recording in a smartphone, as well as ultra-high sensitivity 51200 for photosii, enabling ultra low light capture previously only seen in interchangeable lens cameras and with a bright live view-finder. It’s all thanks to the new dual sensor system in the Motion Eye™ Dual camera and AUBE™ fusion image signal processor to capture more than the human eye can see. With XZ2 Premium you can also film like the pros using its 4K HDR Movie recording and play it back in the palm of your hand on the 4K HDR display, showcasing your favourite moments in crystal-clear detail and eye-popping colour and contrast. It’s the only smartphone to bring you true professional camera quality plus a premium entertainment experience, all powered by the ultimate in processing power with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845.

Unprecedented camera capabilities

XZ2 Premium is the first ever smartphone to feature the new Motion Eye™ Dual camera, consisting of a black and white sensor for capturing clear contrast and the colour image sensor for accurate colouring in. Detail from both sensors is then processed by the AUBE™ fusion image signal processor in real time, enabling video recording with the highest ISO12800 sensitivity ever in a smartphone as well as ultra sensitive ISO51200 for photos. Its ultra sensitivity with clean, noise-less images was previously only possible in interchangeable lens cameras – with this new addition to the flagship family Xperia brings this advanced technology to the palm of your hand.

With the Motion Eye™ Dual camera you can also express your artistic side - select Bokeh iii and see your shooting subject stand out from a defocused background and take timeless photos in monochrome with a smooth gradation between black and white. Its low light capability as well as artistic effects are available with live view-finder for an accurate reflection of your shooting subject.

Motion Eye™ Dual camera also brings more professional features such as 4K HDR Movie recording so you can capture reality in incredible detail and true to life colour. Plus you can record 960fps Super slow motion in HD or Full HD to make the most dramatic videos from passing moments with our state of the art memory-stacked image sensor. XZ2 Premium also offers one of the best frontfacing cameras on a smartphone, with its 13MP, 1/3.06” low-light sensor and display flash you’ll get outstanding selfies in any light.

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Immersive viewing

Xperia XZ2 Premium has the ultimate display for a premium viewing experience with a huge spec consisting of 5.8” 4K HDR that’s 11% larger and 30% brighter than our previous 4K HDR display, so you can immerse yourself in your favourite movies and content in crystal-clear detail and eye-popping colour. Thanks to this display you can enjoy your very own 4K HDR content as it’s the only smartphone capable of both creating and viewing 4K HDR. Plus whether you’re watching a big blockbuster or a video on YouTube, XZ2 Premium uses Sony’s BRAVIA® TV technology, X-Reality™ for mobile, to up-convert content to near High Dynamic Range (HDR) for more cinematic contrast, colour and clarity.

Not only can you see your movies with powerful realism you can even feel them thanks to Sony’s brand new Dynamic Vibration System which analyses audio data and lets you feel the action in your hands, bringing your movies, games and videos to life. XZ2 Premium creates a cinema-like audio effect when you’re sharing your favourite videos with your friends thanks to its powerful front facing stereo speakers. Featuring S-Force Front Surround, they’re our loudest Xperia speakers ever. Plus Sony’s audio expertise as always enables sound enhancing technologies for Xperia such Hi-res Audio, DSHEE HX and LDAC.

Sophisticated design

XZ2 Premium’s cutting edge technology is packed into a fluid and elegant design. It has a 3D glass surface which surrounds the exterior, creating a seamless finish that’s comfortable to hold and easy to carry. With an exclusive glass and metal finish, it not only looks beautiful with a premium feel but is designed to be durable thanks to Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both sides. Certified IP65/IP68iv, XZ2 Premium is also designed to withstand splashes and spills. It will be available in two contemporary colour finishes, Chrome Black and Chrome Silver. 

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Ultimate Performance to the Extreme

Enjoy industry-leading performance with the cutting-edge Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform, with X20 LTE you get immersive user experiences at lightning-fast connection speeds (up to 1.2Gbps) with the second generation Gigabit LTE solution. For additional speed and efficiency XZ2 Premium has 6GB RAM.

XZ2 Premium is built to keep you going all day with its high capacity 3540mAh battery and Xperia’s useful battery features such as Smart Stamina and STAMINA mode. Plus Battery Carev and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology which help the battery stay healthy to give you a longer battery lifespan. Qi charging is enabled to power up effortlessly and works with the new wireless charging dock (WCH20vi) and other compatible Qi chargers.

Full specifications for Xperia XZ2 Premium can be found here


Xperia XZ2 Premium is available globally from Summer 2018 and will ship with Android™ 8.0 Oreo.  

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Jostian Avatar
Jostian 10 South Africa
16 Apr 2018 2:57PM
Camera tech has never been Sony's problem its their image processing that's been so poor, mushy details, overly harsh noise reduction etc. Until they sort out their processing it doesn't matter what tech they use in their camera module for phones... They need to take a page (or ten) from Google's processing in their Pixel phones.
rninov Avatar
rninov 9 588 Bulgaria
17 Apr 2018 2:44PM
And two more points which make me do not like my Sony phone:
1. JPEG compression is too much, even on highest possible quality
2. No RAW even on high end phones

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