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Sony Xperia PRO-I - The largest image sensor

Sony Xperia PRO-I – The largest image sensor

Sony has unveiled another great model, just months after that Xperia 1 III And Xperia 5 III It was launched.

The Xperia PRO-I, as the newcomer is called, has a lot in common with the Phone 1 III, including the same screen and resolution, the same hardware and the same battery.

big sensor

It’s the camera that got the upgrade here, and Sony is among the very few manufacturers that have now put a 1-inch image chip in the phone. We’ve seen that too Japanese mustache do in early summer.

Button: On the Xperia PRO-I you’ll also find a dedicated camera button on the side. Photo: Sony
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In other words, this photo chip is as large as that of the Sony RX100 cameras, which are among the most generous compact cameras on the market. The sensor, for example, is a little over three times the size of the sensor it’s in iPhone 13, but not much larger than the 1/1.12″ sensor it’s in Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. The resolution is 12MP and the pixel size will be 2.4μm, which is high for a mobile phone.

The advantage of a large camera sensor has traditionally been to capture more light so images have less noise when it’s dark and a greater dynamic range. This will also reduce the depth of field, so what is in focus is more secluded from the rest.

Variable: On the main camera, you can change the aperture - f / 2.0 or f / 4.0.  Photo: Sony

Variable: On the main camera, you can change the aperture – f / 2.0 or f / 4.0. Photo: Sony
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mixer variable

To remedy the latter, you can change the aperture of the main camera – it can be switched between f / 2.0 and f / 4.0. It’s also not very common to look at cell phones, although Samsung gave us the option to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. S9 models.

The main camera has a focal length equivalent to 24mm, in addition to having two other cameras on the back, with focal lengths equivalent to 16mm (f/2.2 | 1/2.55″) and 50mm (f/2.4 | 1/2.9″). However, these do not have sensors of the same size.

Sony claims the PRO-I will have very fast autofocus with phase detection covering 90 percent of the image department on the main camera, and it also supports the company’s eye focus technology, which works on both humans and animals. The TOF camera also helps in calculating the distance to the target.

According to Sony, the camera can take up to 20 frames per second with continuous autofocus. The camera also supports 12-bit RAW shooting.

Among the most expensive

Another thing that sets the PRO-I apart from the Xperia 1 III is that it comes with 512GB of storage.

It wouldn’t be cheap, a Sony phone, with a suggested retail price of €1,800, or NOK 17,500 at today’s exchange rate. We haven’t determined the exact Norwegian price yet, but the phone will hit stores in early December.

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