What can a Motion Eye camera in a Sony Xperia XZ1 smartphone

Who would have guessed that the most popular device for shooting in the 21st century would be a smartphone? Cameras and camcorders today remain the tools of professionals, and most people take their pictures by phone. The quality of mobile cameras has increased so much that compact cameras have no sense for a long time. But most importantly, using a smartphone, any snapshot can be edited in seconds and sent to a social network. After all, for what else do we take pictures, if not to show our works to people? The concept of "good smartphone" now necessarily implies the presence of a great built-in camera. Today we will tell you about what the built-in camera of our flagship smartphone, Xperia XZ1, is capable of.

The Sony Xperia XZ1, as well as its younger brother, the XZ1 Compact, is equipped with the newest camera called the Motion Eye. It includes a high-end Exmor RS CMOS sensor with a resolution of 19 megapixels, a G Lens lens with an aperture of F2.0, a predicative focusing system, and incredible software and hardware capabilities.

Super Fine Motion Pictures

Shooting fast moving objects is a real challenge for any mobile camera. It’s one thing to take a beautiful landscape, and it’s quite another to catch a passing smile from a child or a dog jumping over a plate. The Xperia XZ1 is equipped with a continuous shooting feature with tracking autofocus. Moreover, continuous shooting begins even before you physically press the shutter button. So you do not miss the moment that occurred between turning on the camera and pressing a button.

The algorithm will automatically select and show you four best shots from which you can choose one specific one. Or save everything at once.

One of the most difficult scenarios shooting - objects that move towards. The Xperia XZ1 camera “recognizes” the speed and predicts the position of the object at the time of the next frame. This is a predicative autofocus, and expensive professional cameras can boast the same thing. Including the Sony A7 second generation.

Smooth and crisp 4K video

As the flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia XZ1 simply could not do without the 4K video feature. Recording is carried out at a frequency of 30 frames per second with continuously operating stabilization using SteadyShot technology. It compensates for the shift of the camera down, up, left, right, as well as tilt and turn. Due to this, the videos look very cinematic, even when shooting on the go.

At a lower resolution, the smartphone allows you to shoot at a higher frame rate. For example, in Full HD, videos can be recorded at 60 fps. This mode is best suited for shooting at speeds, such as from a car or a train, and the movement in the record looks smoother.

960 fps super slow motion

Many modern smartphones offer a slow motion feature, but their abilities are usually limited to 120 and 240 frames per second. Sony Xperia XZ1 allows you to shoot at a record frame rate - 960 fps in HD-resolution. This was made possible by installing fast DRAM memory modules directly on the sensor itself. The picture is first buffered by the sensor itself and only after that it gets into the internal memory of the device.

So if you used to look with envy at how the guys from the SloMo Guys channel shoot explosions and splashes with a camera for tens of thousands of dollars, now you can shoot this without expensive equipment.

Wide-angle selfie camera with smart flash

The front camera Xperia XZ1 is suitable not only for chatting with friends and relatives on Skype, but also for high-quality shooting of self-portraits. Firstly, it has a wide viewing angle (22 millimeters in equivalent) and allows you to put in the frame not only yourself, but also a company of several people and even a large landmark like the Roman Coliseum or St. Basil's Cathedral.

Secondly, it can use a bright backlight as a flash and create a softer and more uniform illumination. And thirdly, the front camera also uses a 5-axis stabilization system for clearer shots in low-light conditions and a smoother and more beautiful picture in video shooting mode. By the way, the video can be recorded in Full HD resolution.

Create realistic 3D models

But the most unusual feature of the Motion Eye camera and the new line of Sony Xperia smartphones is revealed in the 3D Creator application, which allows you to create photorealistic 3D models of any inanimate objects and even people.

The resulting model can be used for further editing in special programs, for printing on a 3D printer, and even for creating animated three-dimensional objects to be used in augmented reality. Well, in detail about how it works and how you can print your own plastic bust, we will tell in the next post. Do not switch!

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/407711/

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