Blind camera test with Xperia Z3 and Z1 Compact against 6 other phones – see where experts ranked them

by XB on 1st March 2015

in Imaging, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z3 series

fototest-1cThe guys over at recently conducted an extensive camera shootout in Morocco against eight leading smartphones include two Sony Xperia devices – the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z1 Compact. It then invited seven of Poland’s most famous photo editors and photographers in a blind test to determine the best smartphone camera.

Ten different scenes were analysed across a variety of day and night conditions. The pictures were assessed by the experts in both full size and cropped to determine a top three. Unfortunately the Sony Xperia models didn’t hit the top three, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 winning in almost all categories.

Tests such as these can always be a bit subjective and can depend on a number of factors including shooting conditions, settings used etc. However, Sony Xperia users have long complained about the processing used and sometimes about noisy images. You can check out all of the images taken at the source link and the overall voting results below.

Experts’ votes:

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – 33.57%
Apple iPhone 6 – 21.66%
Apple iPhone 5S – 14.29%
Nokia Lumia 1020 – 13.57%
LG G3 – 8.33 %
Sony Xperia Z3 – 7.15%
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact – 1.43%
HTC One M8 – 0.00%

Camera shootout


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