Camera phones have become remarkably advanced in the last few years, especially as we have seen some impressive advancements in computational photography that help to offset the drawbacks of their small sensors. Sony’s new Xperia 1 IV ups the ante even more by being the first phone with an optical zoom, and this great video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it.
Coming to you from Kai W, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Sony Xperia 1 IV camera phone. As the company’s flagship phone, the Xperia 1 IV comes with an array of impressive features such as 5G, a 4K OLED display, and more, but it is its camera array that should have photographers and filmmakers excited. The phone features three cameras, a 12-megapixel 16mm ultra-wide angle, 12-megapixel 24mm wide angle, and 12-megapixel 85-125mm telephoto, the first optical zoom in a camera phone. It also borrows the autofocus system of the a9, has 10-bit raw capabilities, offers 20 fps continuous bursts, and features a 3D iToF sensor for better bokeh simulation. All the lenses feature Zeiss optics and coatings as well. It is certainly quite the interesting phone for creatives. Check out the video above to see it in action.