Sony has announced their new flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and the smaller Xperia XZs, with significant improvements to their cameras. Sony’s new Motion Eye™ is capable of 960fps super slow motion. The good thing is that lately more and more smartphone manufacturers have been dropping the pixel count in their cameras, which leads to bigger pixels and therefore better lowlight capability. Sony have now dropped the resolution of the earlier Xperia XZ from 23MPx to 19MPx in their new Xperia XZ Premium and XZs.
Sony has combined their new memory stacked image sensor with a redesigned Sony G lens and an image processor, and decided to market this new smartphone camera system as Motion Eye™. Its main feature is the 960fps super slow motion capability.
Motion Eye Camera Specifications
- 19 Megapixel resolution
- 1/2.3” Memory stacked image sensor
- 25mm f/2.0 Sony G lens
- 960fps Super slow motion recording capability
- Anti-distortion shutter
- Pixel size: 1.22μm
- Maximum ISO 12800 (Photo) / 4000 (Video)
- 5-axis stabilization – Steady shot
Pricing and availability have as of now only been been published for the smaller Xperia XZs. According to PhoneArena, this smartphone will be available on April 5th 2017 for $699.