Sony Announces New Xperia Pro-I with 1.0-inch Camera Sensor Borrowed from RX100 VII Camera

Updated on Oct 26, 2021 07:36 PM IST  |  115.2K
   
Sony Announces New Xperia Pro-I with 1.0-inch Camera Sensor Borrowed from RX100 VII Camera
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Sony has announced a new Xperia Pro phone. The new Xperia Pro-I is a smartphone with a bevvy of camera features and capabilities that will elevate smartphone photography to new heights. The new Xperia model is the first phone outside of its home country to feature a 1.0-inch camera sensor with phase-detect focusing. Sony released the Xperia Pro at the start of 2021. It was a phone designed specifically for video professionals by the company. Sony has returned with a second professional-grade smartphone aimed at photography aficionados. 

The Xperia Pro-I is distinguished by a 1-inch sensor taken from Sony's RX100 VII point-and-shoot camera. That's a considerably larger sensor than most smartphones have. The Xperia Pro-I, according to Sony, is built with the same image technology as the Alpha line, implying that it is just as much a camera as it is a smartphone. Although there are many cameras on the market with a one-inch sensor, Sony is the first to bring that size sensor to a smartphone, and Sony has also facilitated full phase-detection focusing in the Xperia Pro-I.

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Photography Features of Sony Xperia Pro-I

Sony claims that the Pro-1.0-type I's Exmor RS sensor with a 2.4m pixel pitch will deliver "amazing" low-light performance. It also has a revolutionary dual aperture (f/2 and f/4) iris system that allows photographers to alter the depth of field physically rather than relying on software. The Xperia PRO-I has a BIONZ X for mobile and a front-end LSI in addition to a 1.0-type sensor. This powerful CPU, according to Sony, allows the gadget to deliver remarkable speed and better image quality in a variety of scenarios.

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The main sensor includes the 315 phase-detection autofocus, which covers 90 per cent of the sensor. In addition to having a bigger sensor, Sony claims that the 90 per cent is an upgrade above the 70 per cent found on the Xperia 1 III. The Pro-I can now handle real-time eye-AF for humans and animals, as well as real-time tracking, AF/AE burst photography at 20 frames per second, and an anti-distortion shutter for the clearer recording of fast-moving objects.

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While the main camera has a one-inch sensor, it is backed up by two smaller cameras: a 16mm ultra-wide with a 1/2.5-inch sensor and a 50mm with a 1/2.9-inch sensor. Sony decided not to include a telephoto lens in this camera because, according to user feedback, the majority of users would prefer to use the three focal lengths it offers instead. In brief, it claims that even when people have access to a telescopic lens, they rarely use it. The Pro0I contains a single 3D iTOF sensor in addition to the three image-capturing sensors.

Sony has included two physical camera controls on the Xperia Pro-I. A two-stage shutter key with a textured surface and professional dampening is included. The other is a circular shortcut button that has the Videography Pro app assigned to it. The programme allows users to manipulate settings such as white balance, exposure, and focus at a professional level. While Cinematography Pro features colour options inspired by Sony's VENICE cinema camera, as well as the ability to shoot in cinema 21:9.

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Other Specifications

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. With the help of a microSD card, you may add up to 1TB of additional storage. The 6.5-inch OLED on the Pro-I is the same as on the Xperia 1 III. It's a 4K screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a 21:9 aspect ratio. To support all the daily requirements a 4,500mAh battery powers everything, allowing the user to use the Xperia Pro-I for a whole day on a single charge. The battery is supported by a 30W power adapter that is included in the box, which can charge the phone to 50% in 30 minutes. On the audio front, the Pro-I features Sony's LDAC and DSEE technology in addition to a 3.5mm headphone connection. With all these features one can say that the Xperia Pro-I is essentially a beefed-up Xperia 1 III once you get beyond its camera.

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Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia Pro-I will set you back $1800 (roughly Rs 1,35,000). The Xperia Pro-I will be available for pre-order on October 28th, with a public release in December.

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Sony Xperia Pro-I camera?
The Xperia Pro-I is distinguished by a 1-inch sensor taken from Sony's RX100 VII point-and-shoot camera. That's a considerably larger sensor than most smartphones have.

Sony Xperia Pro-I features?
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. It features a 6.5-inch OLED 4K display with 120Hz refresh rate. A 30W power adapter is included in the box, which can charge the phone to 50% in 30 minutes.

Sony Xperia Pro-I price?
The Sony Xperia Pro-I will set you back $1800 (roughly Rs 1,35,000).

Sony Xperia Pro-I launch date?
The Xperia Pro-I will be available for pre-order on October 28th, with public release in December.

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