SONY XPERIA Z3
Not much has changed in terms of camera hardware in the Xperia Z3 when compared to its first two predecessors. The Xperia Z3 does possess a larger sensor than the competition here — it’s a 1/2.3-inch sensor that’s typically found in most entry and midrange digital compact cameras. The Xperia Z3 camera has a focal length of 25mm (35mm equivalent) and an aperture of F2.0. This gives it a wider fieldof-view than the rest, though this comes at the cost of reach.
The camera software on the Z3 is almost the same as the one on the Z1 and Z2. In terms of shooting modes, aside from Superior Auto and manual modes, you get quite a few shooting modes and effects. There’s other modes like Timeshift video, which records high frame-rate videos and applies slow-motion effects, and Background Defocus mode, which adds some bokeh effect to your shots. Even then, most of you will be spending your time in either Manual or Superior Auto mode.
With the Xperia Z3, you get some manual controls in the form of ISO, metering, exposure compensation and white balance. You also get to shoot in 20MP when in manual mode, and the resolution is capped at 8MP when shooting in Superior Auto mode. HDR (high dynamic range) is also capped at 8MP, which is a shame as the Sony Xperia Z3’s dynamic range performance is lackluster (more on that in the later section).
The Xperia Z3 is capable of recording 4K video at 30fps, or 1080p video at 30 or 60fps.