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MWC 2017 | Sony's upcoming Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium flagships will be able to capture slow motion video

Enjoy amazing slow-motion video playback. For five seconds. (Source: Sony)
Enjoy amazing slow-motion video playback. For five seconds. (Source: Sony)
Sony is giving its flagships a powerful new camera upgrade that's capable of capturing slow motion footage at 960 frames per second. The specs on these phones will be impressive, but will gaudy features be enough to win market share back?

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Sony officially launched the first two updated Xperia smartphones of the year, the Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ Premium that will come equipped with an impressive new camera that Sony is calling the 'Motion Eye.' Targeting those who engage in more rigorous physical activity, this camera is capable of recording 960fps slow motion video, four times slower than competing smartphone cameras. Another improvement is the anti-distortion shutter which minimizes the rolling shutter effect.

This rear camera has a 19-megapixel sensor, a 25mm f/2.0 lens, dual-tone flash. predictive and laser autofocus and an RGBC-IR sensor for natural color rendering. While the 960fps videos are recorded at 720p, the camera is also capable of recording 4K video with SteadyShot 5-axis digital stabilization.

In addition, the front-facing camera on the Xperia XZs and XZ Ultra have also been upgraded to a 13-megapixel sensor with a 22mm wide-angle lens.

We've already covered the specs on the Xperia XZ Premium, so we'll skip straight to the Xperia XZs which is the updated version of last year's Xperia XZ which came out in late 2016. Besides the Motion Eye Camera, it's expected to feature a the Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM and a 5.2-inch FHD display.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-02-27 (Update: 2017-02-28)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.