Sony has released a new Xperia Pro smartphone. The Xperia Pro-I is the first phone outside of Japan to feature a 1.0-inch camera sensor with phase-detect focusing.
A huge 20MP 1″-type stacked-CMOS Exmor RS photography sensor with built-in DRAM is featured on the new Sony Xperia Pro-I. Although only around 60% of the imaging area is used (resulting in a 12MP image), this is still a huge sensor for a smartphone. With 90 percent field coverage, the main camera has a 24mm equivalent focal length and 315 PDAF focusing points.
A 16mm equiv. F2.2 ultra-wide camera with a 1/2.5″ sensor and a 50mm equiv. F2.4 telephoto camera with a 1/2.9″ sensor round out the photography gear. All three cameras are built for quickness and include real-time autofocus tracking. The main camera can shoot at 20 frames per second and do 60 AF/AE calculations each second, while the ultra-wide and telephoto cameras can only shoot at 10 frames per second.
Sony is asking a premium once again, as is customary. The Xperia Pro-I will cost $1,800 in the United States. According to Sony, you’re getting a flagship phone and a point-and-shoot camera in one device for less money.
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