Sony Xperia Z1 goes official with 20 MP Camera; QX100 & QX10 Lens Cameras too
Finally it is official, yes! the Sony Xperia Z1 aka Honami gone official at the press event at IFA 2013. The most rumored Android device is expected to make a splash in the market by its specs and features. The smartphone has already caught the attention of masses, especially because of its 20.7 MP camera on the back and water proof body just like its bigger brother Xperia Z.
Sony claims that a product like Sony Xperia Z1 is only possible from Sony, According to Sony’s Kaz Hirai, “A product that’s not only beautiful, but fully waterproof.” The device has IP58 certification which means more waterproof than the Sony Xperia Z.
The smartphone indeed packs a 20.17 MP Exmor RS Sensor as rumored, 1/2.3″ in size, that is not as big as some Nokia’s device. The Z1 also sports G Lense and offers 27mm wide angle and neat F2.0 aperture, BIONZ for mobile ISP. The company seems to have put a lot of effort to bring the best of Sony for its consumers.
Camera can shoot videos at 1080p and 20.7MP still. The device has a custom camera app that lets you fully control the camera and offer impressive augmented reality features. If you are an app developer, you are lucky to write some of your own app for the Sony’s camera.
The device also features a dedicated camera key and claims to offer “3x clear zoom,” making the rumors true that the device will be using some technology similar to the one one Nokia PureView devices like Lumia 1020.
Interestingly, the device with 20.7 MP camera doesn’t have a bump on the back unlike Nokia’s PureView devices, but rather simple and flat design , measuring only 8.5 mm thickness with one-piece aluminum frame. The device features same catchy tempered glass chassis which will come in white and purple colors.
Sony Xperia Z1 is not only about camera on the back and accessories, but also parts inside which make the device more smoother in multitasking capabilities and will let you deal with any task. In terms of specs, The device is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor on top-notch Snapdragon 800 chipset. Just don’t worry of running out of memory, as the device has 2GB f RAM making things even more smoother on the device.
For storage, the Xperia Z1 has 16 GB of internal storage along with microSD card slot which supports additional storage up to 64 GB. To back all this features. there is a massive 3000 mAh non-removable battery that should certainly last enough. Sony claims battery would last 14 hours of talk time and 6.5 hours of video playback. Despite the 3000 mAh batter inside, the device pretty compact, measuring only 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5mm and weighs at 170g.
The Xperia Z1 sports a 5″ 1080×1920 pixels Full HD display with Sony’s new Triluminous technology for a sharp and clear playback quality.For connectivity, the device has 4G LTE and all the usual features like Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bleutooth 4.0 and NFC.
In terms of software, the device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device also features PlayMemories Online app with All Sync option that lets you upload all photos without any storage limits.
The Sony Xperia Z1 will be available in Black, White and Purple. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t revealed pricing and exact release date, but expected to hit the market the same month it launches. Check out the videos after the break.
Sony Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10
If all these camera features of the Z1 don’t quench your thirst, there are two Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 modules that you can use with the Sony Xeria Z1. Both have their own optics and image sensor and supports Android or iOS devices as view finder. The modules work via NFC and streamed over WiFi. The QX100 features a huge 1″ Exmor R sensor with 20.2MP resolution, 3.6x optical zoom, F/1.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonar T* lens while the QX10 features a Sony G Lens coupled with a 1/2.3″ 18.2MP Exmor R sensor. The Q10 is also more compact and features 10x zooming. The entire module weighs at under 10 ounces and measures at 4.5 x 4.5 x 4 inches
Sony Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 modules are capable of shooting videos at 1,440 x 1080p @30 frame per second and its batteries will last 55-65 minutes of video recording and 230 shots. Both cameras cane be attached to various smartphones and the modules can work separately from the mobile without any interruption to streaming to the viewfinder
Fortunately, Sony has revealed the pricing and availability for the Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 modules. Both cameras have already gone pre-order. Both are available on Amazon.com and will be released on September 27 in the US. The SonyCyber-shot QX100 is priced at $498.00 wile the QX10 is $248.00. If you want to pre-order right now, just head over to the Amazon.com at Sony Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10.