On August 3rd 2015 Sony has announced two new mid-range smartphones, the Xperia C5 Ultra and Xpria M5. Both phones have been designed to enhance selfie captures without any compromises. Let’s take a look at the camera features.
Xperia M5 Camera Features
The Sony Xperia M5 features a 21.5MP rear camera with Exmor RS image sensor, Hybrid AF, f/2.2 aperture , Auto scene recognition, 4K video, HDR, video stabilizer and up to ISO 3200. The M5 front camera features a 13MP Exmor RS sensor, HDR and autofocus. The Xperia M5 phase-detection utilizes both contrast-detection AF and phase-detection AF technologies to improve the accuracy and speed of the autofocus performance. The AF points have a wide coverage, so in practice, the camera will be able to accurately and quickly track subjects that move across the frame, for both photos and video capture. The camera also offers Clear Image zoom, up to 5x digital zoom without lost of image quality, but at the cost of image resolution.
The Sony Xperia M5 can adapt to many situations and choose the appropriate settings due to its advanced auto scene recognition. The camera has 52 built-in scenes, that if matches in the scene, the camera will be able to apply the correct camera settings and apply certain effects to make the image look at its best. Other features include 4K (3840×2160 pixels) video recording, has HDR for selfies, excellent low-light performance due to its Stacked CMOS image sensor technology. You have a wide range of software features like Creative Effect, Timeshift video, Face In, Style portrait and more.
Add and IP65/68 ingress protection rating, this waterproof camera also allows you to capture images in the rain without worrying about the camera being damaged. Composing your images will also be fun due to the gorgeous 1080p 5-inch IPS display.
Xperia C5 Ultra Camera Features
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra features a 1 13MP front camera with Exmor RS sensor, HDR for photos and videos, autofocus and Soft LED selfie flash. The rear camera has the same 13MP resolution with the same Exmor RS sensor technology. It has features autofocus, HDR for photos and videos and a Soft LED selfie flash. As the M5, the C5 also has the Auto Scene Recognition that ensures that you get the perfect shot everytime, even in harsh lighting conditions which aren’t ideal for taking pictures.
What I love about the C5 Ultra is that it has an ultra slim bezel. This means that the image will consume almost the entire width of the phone, which really makes every image pop out more. Viewing images on the 6-inch 1080p IPS display is a joy. You can get to see those tiny high-resolution details in the scene, something that on smaller screens you could have missed; it’s also great for watching movies!
The front camera also features a 22mm lens with 80-degree field of view. This allows the camera to capture more of the surroundings, so if you take a selfie with your friends, all of them can fit into the frame.
Both the C5 and M5 focus on allowing people to capture beautiful selfie images. Both cameras have a 13MP front-camera, so there are no compromises on image quality when taking selfies and your friends. Both also have selfie camera apps that will make your image look better. The M5 takes it a bit further and offering Hybrid AF which makes it better for shooting fast moving subjects, but both cameras will perform admirably under low-light conditions due to the Exmor RS sensor. All in all, excellent cameras, especially for a mid-range smartphones.
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