Sony has announced the Xperia Z1, a new smartphone with a 20.7 megapixel camera.
The Xperia Z1 is waterproof, and Sony say it brings their proven world class technologies to the smartphone like never before.
The Z1 features Sony's award winning G Lens, with a 27mm wide angle and bright f/2.0 aperture. It has a custom made large 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor with Exmor RS for mobile, 3x clear image zoom, and BIONZ mobile image processing engine.
Sony claim the Xperia Z1 currently provides the best overall image quality of all leading smartphones. It features several camera applications pre installed:
Social live: Broadcast precious moments live from Xperia Z1 to Facebook and get your friends' comments right on your screen.
Info-eye: Innovative visual search function that provides related information on landmarks and on items such as books or wine simply by capturing them with the camera.
Timeshift burst: Capture the perfect shot every time - Xperia Z1 takes 61 images in 2 seconds - a second before and after pressing the shutter - so you can scroll back and forth to find the perfect image.
AR effect: Overlay a selection of fun, customizable animations to create pictures using Sony's SmartARTM augmented reality technology.
The Z1 will be available in black, white and purple, and is set to launch globally from September 2013. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.
For more information, take a look at the Sony website