Sony Xperia Z1 A True Portable Camera Phone

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Get ready for a true portable camera phone. Sony announced the new Xperia smartphone known as the Xperia Z1. This smartphone’s main feature is it’s 20.7MP camera with camera hardware that will offer users excellent photo quality through a smartphone. Users who enjoy taking photos will definitely find the Xperia Z1 a true portable camera phone. xperia-Z1-hero-black-1240x840-3c449514e1daf8b0652a5dc235530ebc

Powerful Camera

The Sony Xperia Z1 is a sleek and thin device measuring at 8.5mm. With all the camera sensors, it makes the Sony Xperia Z1 a true portable camera phone, allowing for great photo capturing functionality. This is quite a feat by Sony to include all the camera hardware while maintaining a thin build. Inside this thin device not only holds great hardware, but camera hardware such as a F/2.0 Sony G Lens, a Sony Exmor RS sensor and a Sony BIONZ image processor to allow this smartphone to capture superior photos than other smartphones available on the market. Photos will certainly look like photos taken from an actual camera. Photo enthusiasts will definitely enjoy the quality of photographs taken from this device.


The Xperia Z1 has a design similar to recent Xperia devices like the Xperia Z including a shatter proof glass and water resistant capabilities. Most of all, we really like the aluminum running down the side making the device look more premium. The 5 inch 1080P display will allow users to view their photos taken with the device’s high quality lens in great detail. Also coming with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 Ghz Quad-Core processor and 2GB RAM, the Z1 should make a great high-end portable camera smartphone that runs quick and can handle many different functionalities. However, it only comes with 16GB of internal memory, even though users can add up to 64GB of external memory through a SD card. The Z1 will also run on Android 4.3 with some Sony modifications.

The specs and built in camera hardware and sensors of the Xperia Z1 will make this device a powerful high-end smartphone with exceptional photo qualities. Users who enjoy taking photographs with their smartphones will find that the Xperia Z1 will capture excellent photographs. Most of all, users can continue functioning this device like any smartphone without any sacrifices needed to include the fancy camera hardware. Add the excellent exterior build quality of this device and allowing the user to be more adventurous due to it’s waterproof build, the Xperia Z1 truly stands out amongst their competitors.

Innovative Sony Camera Lens to Come

If the Xperia Z1’s camera still isn’t enough for you, Sony also released an external lens that wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to allow users to capture great photographs like a real camera. These lens are known as the Sony Cyper-shot QX100 and QX10.  It also functions with other smartphones, not just Sony. More about the QX100 and QX10 later.

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