New Sony camera apps on the way: Multi camera, AR fun, Face in and Sound Photo

by XB on 3rd September 2014

in Imaging, Videos, Xperia Z3 series


AR funSony plans on releasing at least four new camera apps for the Xperia Z3 series. This includes Multi camera, AR fun, Face in and Sound Photo. See their descriptions below along with a short video showing how they work. Whilst they are likely to hit the Xperia Z3 first, we would expect them to land on older Xperia hardware in due course.

New camera apps

The video below shows an overview of new camera apps heading to the Xperia Z3 series (and likely to older Xperia handsets over time) which include Multi camera, AR fun, Face in and Sound Photo.

New camera apps

Multi camera

Record from multiple angles with up to three compatible Xperia devices filming at the same time.

Face in

Capture an event and your reaction to it at the same time. Face In lets you use both the front and back cameras of your Xperia device, overlaying the images in a number of unique ways.

Face In

AR fun

Add scribbles and animations on top of what you see through the viewfinder. Capture photos and videos with AR animations, objects and messages, and have fun with your world.

AR fun

Sound Photo

Add sound to a photo.

  • niugininexus

    Gimmicks – but happy to have them all!

  • Constantine

    Waiting 4.4.4 on my Z2. With new UI and etc.

  • Ali Alkhazal

    I will lose faith in Sony if they don’t add these to the Z2

  • Constantine

    Are you kidding? Of course they will.

  • tomafuin

    Avaible for z2???

  • sfordesign

    A bunch of totally useless features. Improve the shitty interface and shitty algorithms first, then these rubbishes, please!

  • Constantine

    Not yet

  • What!?! This already amazing camera is getting more? I’m so happy left Samsung for Sony :D!

  • tomafuin

    ‘yet’

  • Constantine

    Different departments work on different projects.

  • Dexter Moregan

    I prefer to wait Android L on my Z2.

  • Dexter Moregan

    Most of them are great except Sound Photo that seems like Samsung

  • NidouXperia

    Damn Sony you’re peeing on the rest manufacturers with these awesome and creative ideas

  • Constantine

    Not earlier than october or november.

  • Faisal Armand

    I’m waiting for full manual controls

  • rockz0829

    Since Z3 has been announced, can Sony now release Z2’s 4.4.4? I would sell my Z2 if Z3 has been released to the public and we are still stucked on 4.4.2.

  • Constantine

    We are not “stucked”. We were waiting for Z3 release. As you can see, there are a lot of changes in 4.4.4, that’s why we were waiting so long.

  • Faisal Armand

    They have improved the algorithm dude, relax..

    I compared 20.7MP mode of Z3 Compact against Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5. In Z2, the 20.7MP mode is really sh*t and unable to beat S5 and even 13MP cameras such as G3 and Find 7 in daylight conditions. It took oversampled 8MP mode to put equal fight against them.

    In Z3 the 20.7MP mode is way improved and is able to beat S5 now in daylight

  • rockz0829

    I hope all of them will be applied to our Z2 including the higher camera ISO changes and ofcourse the fun effects. I do not care much about the Hi-res audio, I’m satisfied with Sony’s DNC for now.

  • User2080

    unessential but FUN. always great to have them. they’re like improved versions of what other companies have come up with.

    the best part is that the camera image quality is already SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED. gsmarena has samples to prove it.

  • User2080

    if they don’t, the guys at xda will so you shouldn’t worry.
    however, it’s better to quit having that “faith” in a company. you will only get disappointed because of that.

  • Guest

    How did you get Z3 Compact to take these pictures?

  • Ali Alkhazal

    I know that xda heros will port them but I want it from Sony because Z2 was not released for a long time and they did not show much of support for it. Will, I almost have no faith on Sony Mobile. SCEA are way better.

  • Ali Alkhazal

    Sony Mobile do some stupid stuff sometimes. Hopefully this is not one of them

  • Faisal Armand

    Gsmarena provides them

  • Alex Frías

    The bad news for previous Z phones is that the new Z3 and Z3C have a new lens, same sensor but different lens, so let’s see how much they improve with software as some of the improvement we see in these samples are on part due to the new lens (curiously, they haven’t mentioned the aperture with this new lens)

  • John Zakaria

    Let’s wait for Xperiaz2 to port them :-D

  • Faisal Armand

    I dunno dude… But as far as I know, a good lens’ purpose is to eliminate certain image defects such as corner softness, chromatic aberation, moire artifacts, and purple fringing.

    Texture and noise management depends on image processing

  • Z3 COMPACT

    i hope they have improved its 4k limit one of my friend said he have shooted 4k video for about 25 min with very less heating on his oppo find 7 looks like sony is far behind

  • Jaywalker

    Samsung has the photo sound already. New for Sony only. How about a 60fps video for slow motion? Multicamera? 3 devices? Really? Everybody works in movie or advertising field? Was that necessary? Like the dinosaurs feature on Z1.Please. There are many free softs on the internet that could make all sort of mumbo jumbo adds to a photo, I don’t think that is very useful for a mobile to have so many useless adds. Or even Sony could make such a soft in PCC. I wonder how many Sony buyers will use these features. Kids won’t buy such premium phones that’s for sure. So maybe a CEO or some country manager or a big shot would use all these mumbo jumbos :D And relax I’m not a Samsung fan.

  • Faisal Armand

    Dude, after firmware updates I can record 4K video up to 15 minutes. Some users even reached 20 minutes

  • marlowe

    I can say they have improve samsung’s sound photo and double camera capture

  • Kunal Shukla

    I think the 6 month update cycle has taken its toll on Z3 series…I seriously felt sony is left behind in innovation, the processor and the specs are noway near note4 this time

  • marlowe

    Not only that invented the multi camera link with different sony xperia z3 it tantamounts to having triple eyes in one viewer screen

  • Z3 COMPACT

    well thats great then but what about heating is it reduced ?
    i knw its because of waterproof coating!!

  • marlowe

    You are right with the processor but 2.5 and 2.7 is a little disparity unless you are a massive user of different application doing it simultaneously. When to to stylus well maybe Sony do not want to imitate samsung’s well fame note phone. Sony xperia z series is more on camera and music and Playstation centric. They have there own style. Samsung focus much on screen and and writing but forgotten the realms of entertainment.

  • It would be amazing if Sony add camera apps to the smart lenses.
    By the way, Sony updated Play Memories and Smart Connect

  • Faisal Armand

    The heating is somewhat reduced. The first time I record 4k video on the first firmware, it overheated quickly and barely lasted 5 minutes

  • azhy

    Its a joke right? I think the second picture is better for sure but I think they wrote the names wrong because it should be the second pic for z3 and ofcourse second picture is better.

  • bao trung giang

    Plz bring it on the z1! :-)

  • mUSICA

    well these new add on looks good specily those new ar

  • mUSICA

    SO m getn this fone insted of z2

  • bubu

    Dude.. See closely to the sky and roof tiles detail please !! and even the tone of curtain wall facade

  • Revan Sadiva

    long exposure or light trail maybe good ?

  • ron3000

    I’m not finding these apps :-(

  • Kadek

    These are some new camera addons extracted from z3 system dump. I cant find face in, but maybe it’s in there. If any dev port these apps to our device it will be great, as I try to install it as normal apk, and it didn’t work
    https://www.mediafire.com/?xxcj0c3vloof44q

  • Zoricos Pascua

    I love the face in feature..can i install it in my z1? Pls teach me how…

  • Damon Adrian

    z2’s features were better

  • Damon Adrian

    Just because note 4 has 805 z3 has 801 doesnt make it better. There are very few phones with 805 and even the new moto x has 801. So z3 is still very relevant. 805 Isnt meant for phones since it doesnt have a built in modem so it needs separate space. Its about optimization. Note 4 may have better cpu but sony’s software is much lighter. Btw i saw in benchmarks z2 beat note 4 in some things and z1c beat n4 in nearly everything. I know its because of the 2k screen, the 1080p screen is an advantage to z3 to make it as fast as note 4.

  • Sachin Gautam

    wait the sceen will get a hairline crack soon

  • Sachin Gautam

    the breaking screen Z3

  • Sachin Gautam

    they will add a hairline crack to your Z2 just wait

  • 32GIGABYTES!!

    Tell that to the 16GB inbuilt storage of the Z3.

  • Damon Adrian

    It has 32gb

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  • Oualid elouahbi

    I have an xperia z1 and i can’t use both cameras to put my face in a photo some say that it’s in the system but i tried an app called Double shot camera it allows me to use both cameras so please can you build a facein app that can work on xperia z1 ? please !

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