Announced Sony has announced that the Xperia 1 Mark IV will be the first smartphone in the world with a feature that prioritizes the needs of videographers and with a real optical zoom lens that can shoot between 85mm and 125mm.
The Xperia 1 IV will be available in September 2022 for around $ 1,600. It is especially designed for content creators.
Sony explained that most smartphones are designed to do everything better, but the subgroup is designed to do the best of certain tasks.
Sony is trying to develop a phone that is designed to perform a subset of professionally defined tasks. The Xperia 1 IV is designed for creators of photo and video content with its cameras, advanced camera features and live streaming capabilities.
The new Sony smartphone has three rear cameras, all 12 megapixels:
- The first is a wide 16mm lens with f / 2.2 aperture and 1 / 2.5-inch sensor.
- The second ultra-white 24mm lens, f / 1.7 aperture and 1 / 1.7-inch sensor also feature image stabilization in the form of Sony’s Stedyshot optical stabilization. Below this camera is the iToF 3D sensor.
- The third is the Periscope lens, which features 85 and 125 mm lenses, and also features an optical static shot position with a 1 / 3.5-inch sensor with aperture between f / 2.3 and f / 2.8.
This zoom lens allows any focal length from 85mm to 125mm and works just like a full-size zoom lens. Sony says this is the first time.
While it shows how the camera is organized, the company keeps the mechanism of moving the camera secret, confirming some technological advancement.
In addition to the three cameras with the same 12MP resolution, they all share a rate of 120fps, meaning all rear cameras are capable of recording 4K up to 120fps.
Sony has unveiled the world’s first smartphone with real optical zoom
All three cameras are equipped with Sony’s real-time AF capabilities and real-time surveillance capabilities.
These technologies have appeared in the latest Xperia smartphones, which were originally developed for the company’s alpha-sized cameras.
AndThe company claims to use 3D iToF sensor and AI object detection to allow accurate AF and low light tracking.
Sony also claims that Zeiss cameras are specifically sized for the Xperia 1 IV. Improves finish contrast by minimizing reflections to all rear camera lenses.
In addition to the rear cameras, the front camera has also been upgraded. It also has a 12 / megapixel resolution with a large 1 / 2.9-inch sensor.
Thanks to this sensor, the Xperia 1 IV can capture 4K HDR video and 12MP photos from the front camera.
Sony offered the phone with a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen, 4K resolution, and a 120 Hz upgrade rate. AndThe company claims to offer smoother graphics performance in conjunction with the Adreno 730 GPU and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.
In terms of memory, Sony only offers version 12GB RAM with 256 or 512GB storage. Storage can also be expanded through a microSD slot.
The phone runs on Android 12 with a 5000 mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging and wireless charging. The Xperia 1 IV has a 3.5mm headphone jack and front-facing stereo speakers.
It was one of the first phones to support the new Bluetooth LE audio technology, in addition to the standard LDAC for wireless audio.
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