Gorgeous timelapse video created on the Xperia Z using 5,749 photos

by XB on 16th June 2013

in Imaging, Videos, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Xperia Z TimelapseThe Sony Xperia Z (C660X) is capable of taking some great pictures and the timelapse video below is testament to that. The three minute video was created using 5,749 images shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The pictures were taken over five days at various points in the day and at different parts in the city. Impressively the rendering process was completed using an app on the Xperia Z and the clip was rendered at between 15 to 20 fps. It is an impressive video that shows just how good the Xperia Z can take pictures, check out the video below.

Via SECafe.vn.

Thanks Quynh!

  • GeeKLoRD

    more interested in the app than the device the picture was taken on…

  • kiikooo

    I got a purple Z to my Fiance and she doesn’t stop complaining about the camera. Shes coming from an iPhone 5.

  • yvtel

    I want Xperia ZR :/

  • Doubleyoupee

    Hm..photosphere. The 4.2 camera really works on 4.1?

  • Doubleyoupee

    Oh and what app to use to auto takes pics every 10 sec?

  • Nick

    change the fiance asap,

  • kiikooo

    Hahaha thought about it.

  • Babylonbwoy

    cool but better with sound turned off!

  • DStyle

    Proud to be a Sony Mobile owner.

  • DrKrFfXx

    SXZ 4.2.2 update makes improvements to the camera.

  • afzal zainal

    Using timelapse apps. ” lapse it pro ”

  • Ali

    ZU <3

  • xperiax10.awesome

    Haha – good one !! :-D

  • Rizky Maulana


  • Of course. The app works without the camera on the device right?

  • Faisal Armand

    I’ve compared the camera of my Xperia Z against a number of smartphones.

    The firmware used: the 253.

    Z won against: galaxy s3, iphone 4s, xperia arc s, xperia sl

    Z lost against: Galaxy S4.

    Yep, despite the camera improvements, XZ still lost the camera battle against the S4. I hope SONY tweaks the image processing system again.

    And for the love of God, please remove the overcompression. It smears out fine detail and image quality

  • Guuts-by

    Nothing too impressive. Suffers from the same issues as my Xperia S. While the sensor may be able to keep up with the low light, the lens isn’t good enough to produce sharp pictures.

    Here’s waiting to see what the Honami can do.

    On a side note, I’ve seen other Xperia Z sample photos before. Color reproduction from the ones in this video just looks a bit off doesn’t it? Or is it just me?

  • Jhonbert Magana

    I want it too but hate the vga front cam. I’ve been using the 1.3 mp of my XS for video calling a lot. they should have made the ZR at least an MP

  • Guest

    I had updated my phone too, and image quality improved too(still minimal increase in noise), then i found some dead pixel on my screen and replaced my Z and received new handset. bt aftr updating that phone, image quality actually got worse noise is too high and there are some black spots on image.. confuced wht to do…..

  • shien

    4.2..2when release Malaysia

  • xperiaion

    Its will be gorgeous if my xperiaion get jellybean

  • Mahesh

    A new Mystery xperia Device Spotted in Antutu Benchmark :D


  • guest

    My opinion, vga camera do a better job than an MP camera for video call, unless your internet connection is ultra fast.. Correct me if i wrong.

  • Timothy

    What version of firmware is it? I have 307 and the camera seems pretty good to me

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  • Faisal Armand

    My favourite shooting mode in the camera of my xperia z is normal auto mode with HDR, exposure value of 0-0.7, auto white balance & ISO.

    I don’t really like the superior auto mode because it produces images with less contrast, noticeably more noise, and average level of detail. But I don’t mind the slightly oversaturated colours

    Most of the time, my customised normal mode with HDR produces images with more natural look, higher contrast, less noise, and slightly higher level of fine detail.

    But even at the best shooting mode, the camera of xperia z suffers from the lack of fine detail, underpowered flash, the overcompression of image file, sometimes a white balance error (even at outdoors where bright light is present), and sub par low light imaging capabilities (though the underpowered flash and the absence of optical image stabilization is the things to blame for this)

    Overall score for the camera: 80 out of 100, it is a shame considering SONY is a world famous maker of digital and DSLR cameras.

    I hope SONY tweaks the camera software again in the next update so the camera can be as good as galaxy s4 or even better.

    Btw, i’m using the 253 firmware, I haven’t got the 307 (which is said to bring camera improvements) yet.

  • Billy de Fretes

    yep, 307 still not available in indonesia.. superior auto is sucks for me :)

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  • Izamanaick

    On a side note, More specs have been leaked for the Honami. http://www.knowyourmobile.com/sony/sony-xperia-i1/20463/sony-xperia-i1-honami-spec-leaks-online

    ~Izamanaick (Have to manually sign. Disqus is being a bitch and won’t let me sign in)

  • atb

    Man you are blind the xz takes better picture then sgs 4 which i also have during daytime only at nigth the sgs 4 takes better pictures becourse it have better flashligth try it by you self and take picture with xz and sgs 4 in the middle of the day and you will see that xz takes far better looking pictures then sgs 4

  • Faisal Armand

    I haven’t done outdoor camera comparison between s4 and z. But in 2 conditions, the S4 prevails.

    Condition 1: indoor, medium to lowlight. Object: a simple textbook with white pages and black words.

    The image in XZ has errors in white balance, showing noticeably purplish tint all over the image. There is also more noise

    The S4 produces sharp, detailed image with accurate colours & white balance and very little amount of noise.

    Condition 2: mall (good lights are present). Object: my mom

    Xperia Z produces an image with better contrast, slightly oversaturated colours, and medium level of noise

    while the S4 produces a more natural looking image with more detail, less contrast and lower level of noise.

    I use normal HDR mode in both phones

  • Ramoti

    GEMA are you kidding me?

  • Nemanja Raškovi?

    Not true!Photos are better than the s4 photos!!! If you are so smart why s4 use Sony camera? From xperia Z built in s4!?

  • Nemanja Raškovi?

    Use normal mode!

  • Guest

    Superior Auto! Xperia Z

  • Faisal Armand

    Dude, almost every smarthphone manufacturer uses sony camera sensor in their phones, I know that

    What makes the image quality different is image processing software algorithm.

    Since the camera sensors from other phones are made from sony, technically sony wins the camera battle.

    If SONY doesn’t produce the camera sensors, you guess.. No good image quality

  • Faisal Armand

    As I said before, I used Normal Mode with HDR

  • Jhonbert Magana

    There’s an option to make the video calling quality low. At least on Skype.

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  • Nemanja Raškovi?

    Use just normal mode, dont use normal mode with HDR!.
    Ok thanks for that! You have right, algorith is key! :)

  • Levin

    I notice also in low light pretty sucked, indoors average,but outdoors daylight very good to me. all in superior automode.

    Low light / indoors i can use either ISO mode,or Normal w/ HDR dpends on lighting situations.

    im in .253 firmware. hoping will fix a little in 4.2.2 update especially auto low light.

  • ham

    when m trying to make a video from my xperia z and m moving it in different directions every time it trys to focus objects and looks like blur again and again in video that the shit i dont like….. any one have such experience kindly share your views

  • Nemanja Raškovi?

    Use normal mode and turn off HDR!

  • Teagan36

    I don’t know if this will sound stupid but does anyone know how to get the sound the camera makes when taking a photo and also when screenshoting? Thanks!

  • Lol

    You are right :)

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