There are some reports emerging from owners of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact who claim they are suffering from flash bleed when taking low-light or night shots. Complaints centre around the flash light seeping (or bleeding) through the chassis and lens, distorting the pictures taken. Apparently the issue is more prevalent with the pink and lime models compared to the black.
To see the extent of the flash bleed, users have been covering the flash whilst taking a picture to see either lime or pink ‘halo’ depending on which phone one has. A German forum thread over at Android-Hilfe has attracted over 180 replies so far, with people comparing pictures using the flash. Users are also reporting problems on the official Sony Mobile Talk forums.
We have seen issues similar to this on other phones if a case is used or a finger is close to the flash refracting the light back into the lens. But people are saying that pictures were taken with fingers on the edge of the body and similar problems are occurring. If you have noticed something like this on your Xperia Z1 Compact, let us know in the comments below.