The new Sony Xperia PRO-I Smartphone dropped his week. It’s the world’s first smartphone to use a 1″ sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF). This new smartphone is a perfect photographic or video companion. Bundled with the Xperia PRO-I is new video editing software suite. The software suite also includes a new Vlog monitor.
In short, the smartphone like the a7 IV, is designed for content creators. Here’s the product page and the key features.
Sony Xperia PRO-I Smartphone Features
- GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Sub-6 Compatible
- North American Variant
- 12MP 24mm Wide with 1″ Exmor RS CMOS
- Dual f/2.0 & f/4.0 Apertures
- ZEISS Tessar T* Aspherical Glass Lens
- Record Native 4K Video at up to 120 fps
- 12MP 16mm & 50mm Lenses & 3D iTOF Sensor
- 512GB Storage Capacity + 12GB of RAM
- 6.5″ 21:9 4K HDR 120 Hz OLED Display
- 360 Reality, Hi-Res & Dolby Atmos Audio
The “I” in “PRO-I” stands for “Imaging” and the Xperia PRO-I delivers. The highlight of the PRO-I experience is a 24mm wide-angle camera with a large 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor, which incorporates a real iris for dual f/2.0 and f/4.0 apertures and a sharp ZEISS Tessar T* lens made from high-index aspherical optical glass. In other words, shooting with this phone is more like a camera than the computational photography the iPhone uses.
The large, 1.0-inch image sensor is also found in Sony’s premium RX100 VII compact camera. Still optimized for a smartphone, the phone body maintains a slim form factor. The length is approximately 6.5 in (166 mm), the width of approximately 2.8 in (72 mm), and a thickness of approximately 8.9 mm.
Preorder the latest from Sony now for $1799 and it’ll ship in December.
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