In amongst all of the new yesterday at Sony’s IFA press conference, Sony also highlighted that a new camera UI is destined for the Xperia Z5 series. The new interface is shown throughout its promo videos (we’ve included some stills below) which gives brief glimpse of the new layout.
Gestures will play a more important role, you only need to swipe up/down to switch between the main camera modes. So for example, if you look at the first still picture below, you will see four icons on the left side. From the bottom you can swipe up to access the Manual/Superior Auto/Video/Camera app modes.
You can also change brightness and colour tone through two sliders. Up to 5x Clear Image Zoom can be accessed by a pinch-to-zoom gesture (much like as it exists now). Obviously, we can’t wait to see what other options exist in Sony’s new interface including the manual camera settings.
This new camera interface will be available for all of the Xperia Z5 series as a software update in November 2015, so we don’t expect the handsets to launch with the new UI.
Thanks Balazs and Przemek!