This 360 degree Xperia Z5 Compact video is playing at CES

by XB on 7th January 2016

in Imaging, Videos, Xperia Z5 series

Xperia Z5 Compact 48K_1Sony Mobile’s latest creative R&D experiment is a fantastic 360-degree 4K video shot using twelve Xperia Z5 Compact smartphones. The video was taken at the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Les Deux Alpes and was captured using a specially designed 3D printed mount. Each handset captured 4K video, with Sony jokingly dubbing the final product as ‘48K’.

You can check out the video below – ensure the resolution is at 4K (2160) and then you can use your mouse to simultaneously view the footage in 360 degrees. If you have a Google Cardboard to hand then even better. It’s very cool stuff and this video is currently being played at CES above the Sony booth. Check it out below.

Xperia Z5 Compact 48K_1

Xperia Z5 Compact 48K_2

Xperia Z5 Compact 48K_3

Xperia Z5 Compact 48K_4

Xperia Z5 Compact 48K_5

Xperia Z5 Compact 48K_6

Via Sony Mobile Blog.

Thanks François and Tina!

  • Utsav Shah

    fook you sony! you can do this but can’t fix the blo*** panorama stitching!

  • ChilliPSco

    Blur free! I’m shocked lol

  • Arian Hajiakbar

    is it me, or the video isnt crystal clear?

  • Chris

    Ah yes, the perfect place for the Z5, a frozen environment to handle the SD810 AND 4K. 360 video is cool nonetheless, I just need to find somewhere cool to play it on my Z5.

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    Retarded :)

  • Svnjay

    Lol if you think the software engineers are the people the people who did this.

  • Utsav Shah

    I know that it’s more of Sony’s camera division but they won’t be the only ones to do this alone. I am pretty sure some people from xperia division would have been involved too.
    But the point is why can’t sony as one fix the issues of camera on xperias. After all Hirai always talks about one Sony.

  • Faisal Armand

    Dude, download google camera and you’ll have awesome panos

  • GregLu

    it’s not you …

  • Utsav Shah

    Don’t think everyone is that dumb who doesn’t know about google camera.
    The point is Sony has amazing camera app but the worst panorama mode probably among all other companies. It is so embarrassing for users (at least me) and I can’t imagine how Sony can live with this shitty feature. Either fix it or remove it.

  • hansip

    it’s weird that nowadays people still treat their smartphone just like a feature phone that cannot be expanded easily.

    I’m not saying that Sony shouldn’t solve it, but there’s a better app for that so use that. There are other things that needs to be fixed right away such as Camera API issue.

  • Utsav Shah

    I am not saying that I don’t use Google camera. But this is something Sony hasn’t been able to fix for years. It seems that sony doesn’t care about that feature. Which is totally fine but then just get rid of it. Don’t let that one thing let down the overall camera experience.
    Honestly, I will say they never improved on the panorama feature since they introduced it on the sony ericsson phones.

  • DODO1515

    Incredible!!no Blur!lol!!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Sony Ericsson phones had better quality Software then, Yes there were some hardware limitations but, SE knew how to get the best out of it. I have Xperia Z, and SE Xperia Mini. The Sound quality (Via Headphones) and the image processing is enough to state the SE’s performance over Xperia Z….

  • Utsav Shah

    I know, right? And now it’s actually opposite. The hardware can do a lot but the software is the limiting factor.

  • ChilliPSco

    I’ve not watched it to be honest with you. I’m not exactly Sony Mobiles biggest fan at the moment.

  • Timel

    No! Sony needs to improve this too, if not that means Sony can’t complete with Samsung and Apple or even Chinese smartphones

  • Timel

    Ladies and gentlemen
    Kaz said that Sony will focus on American and China smartphone market again!!!
    Sounds like a good news

  • Alvin

    Cool freezing, cool as the opposite of hot, or cool as cool, like, great/sophisticated?

  • Matt

    its jsut you, you need to put it on 4K

  • haxona

    Oh FFS people never learn to stop being trolls, ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • sebastianer

    In my experience….
    1080p@60Hz > 4K in the Z5 Compact.

  • sebastianer

    Unfortunately the Z5 camera firmware sucks (specially with other cameras). But yes, panoramas are better in the google camera.
    Also you can’t start “Google Camera” from the lockscreen (thanks to briliant Sony firmware…).

  • Sadman Khan

    Hell yes. Steadyshot for the win too. Doesn’t work much on 4k

  • Chris

    Sometimes, like right now as I type this, and I watch the phone struggle to register the keys one-at-a-time over 20seconds after I’ve pressed the key, I would agree that it evokes the sense that it has a mental disability.

  • Chris

    Sorry if I upset you. I’m just having a jest at the shockingly embarrassing mess that the 810 is in an $800 phone. My friend put his in a draw and bought another phone because he physically can’t run his business with such a poor device. I’m still looking forward to the Z6 though because I’ve tried the major OEMs this year and can’t go back from Sony, even with the 810 is still an awesome phone (in the air-conditioning).

  • Chris

    Sometimes I will put it in the freezer next to the kievs. Not the most sophisticated spot but at least it is usable for a few minutes after. ;-)

  • haxona

    Did you even try to ask for a replacement device, or did you just give up the second you got your phone? Or maybe you dont even have a Z3+ how would I know. Also come on anyone would know that if your phone isnt registering your taps right then there is something else that is wrong. Maybe you were unlucky and got a faulty one, you know that happens when manufacturing a product.

  • Chris

    In Australia, Sony does not offer any direct support. They will not replace a device they will only let me send it to a really bad repair center. Last two times I’ve sent away to the repair center it cost me $50 + shipping and the handset came back in worse condition than I sent it with the original fault not fixed. I definitely don’t have a Z3+, as this article is about the Z5c, that’d be what I have. I’m not looking for help mate, I worked in phone repairs for 5 years, just having a little vent on the internet. I’ve got my 4 up votes to make me feel better :-P
    Have a good weekend

  • haxona

    Ohh damn, doesnt some Australian consumer law help out? You shouldnt have to pay for something that is covered by your warranty.

    Either way have a nice weekend yourself too :)

  • Alvin

    Lol alright

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