A smartphone can only be truly regarded as a high-end phone if it has an excellent camera as well.
Today, we find the best snappers in the top smartphones, such as the Sony Xperia Z2 and the iPhone 5S. Both the companies have recently launched their latest phones and are available at similar prices, at around $ 800.
The iPhone 5S is the successor to the iPhone 5 and though the design is the same, there are additional features, with the fingerprint recognition specs as well as a great camera quality.
Sony Xperiz Z2 – Timeshift Video Feature
The Sony Xperia Z2 is the successor to the Z1 released in 2013. The Xperia Z2 offers additional modes for the camera, such as the 4K recording for videos as well as the Timeshift video, which is almost the same as the Timeshift Burst. With this additional feature, the Xperia Z2 can record HD videos at 120 frames per second with an HD resolution of 720p. Users can also make changes to a part or several parts of the photograph in order to create the effect of a slow motion video. The changes are also saved with the audio on 30 frames per second in the phone. The initially captured video can also be edited later, as it gets stored in the Album application on the phone.
Sony Xperia Z2 – Other Unique Features
The Xperia Z2 has a primary camera of 20.7 MP, with features of auto flash as well as LED flash. It also has a secondary camera at a resolution of 2.2 MP. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 S has a rear camera of 8 MP, also with autofocus as well as dual LED Flash, with a secondary camera of 1.2 MP. The Xperia Z2 has a proprietary Sony G Lens unit, with BIONZ, which is an imaging processor that aims at less blurring and less noise in photos and videos. In addition, the Xperia Z2 also has a backside illuminator, known as the BSI sensor, which is very useful for taking pictures in low light conditions. The phone also offers capabilities of video recording of 4K to suit large television screens. There are nine applications that are free camera apps downloadable in the Sony Xperia Z2. The Steady Shot feature helps during recording of videos by preventing blurring. Ambient sounds can also be cancelled by up to 98 percent, with stereo speakers present for enhancing the audio experience.
iPhone 5S – Improved Camera Specs
The newly launched iPhone 5S offers an improved camera, allowing panoramic images, with 40% quicker capture of images and an improved performance in low light conditions along with noise reduction. The video recording is also enhanced to HD video of 1080p along with a front camera that is capable of recording HD video at 720p. Though the MP resolution is lower than the Xperia Z2, the camera has excellent HDR features offering improved color and reduced blur. The panorama feature is the latest addition allowing you to take 240 degrees of a scene, with the camera application working seamlessly with the gyroscope and the A6 chip to create one shot with a maximum resolution of 38-MP. Image stabilization is included along with allowing the increased amount of light for better video recordings. You can take still images and at the same time record a HD video of 1080p resolution, so that you never need to miss the opportunity of taking a good picture. The camera surface consists of sapphire crystal, making it very clear and its lens is not likely to scratch easily. The front facing camera is also capable of 720p recording of videos.
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