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Copyright [2015] Benjamin Orgogozo

After unveiling the world’s best camera in a leading smartphone*, the world’s first 4K smartphone** – we asked ourselves – “what comes next?”…

As part of our recent photography trip to Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Les Deux Alpes, France, we created a 360 degree video shot entirely on 12x Xperia Z5 Compact devices, each filming simultaneously in 4K (by our count, that’s a total of 48Ks).

Z5C 360 video #5The short film is the result of an ambitious, creative R&D experiment, where each Xperia Z5 Compact device was mounted on a custom 3D printed rig. We set about capturing scenes from the slopes, including freestylers performing jaw dropping tricks in the park, high-speed racers on a giant slalom course and the stunning panorama looking out across some of the Alp’s best known peaks. The footage from each phone was painstakingly edited together to create our first 360 degree video, showcasing the unique capabilities of Xperia Z5’s camera technology.

It’s fully interactive, so feel free to explore the environment using the on-screen navigation keys. For a truly immersive experience, try watching on your Xperia Z5 series device or using Google Cardboard and the YouTube Android app.

If you’re at CES in Las Vegas this week – the video is currently premiering on our horizon screen above the Sony booth and the rig itself can be seen in the Xperia area, so be sure to drop by and check it out.


* Based on Sony Xperia™ Z5 /Z5 Compact’s main camera resolution, speed of autofocus and image quality assessment by 200 UK consumers, compared to Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One M9, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 (being the “Leading Smartphones” defined by Strategy Analytics as the top six flagship devices according to shelf share in 2015). Camera resolution was compared to the top 100 selling smartphones of 2015 and verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX & PriceTRAX Services as of 3rd July 2015. Consumer research was conducted by Strategy Analytics between 5-6th August 2015. Technical testing was conducted by Strategy Analytics on 7th August 2015. For more information, go

** Sony Xperia™ Z5 Premium features a 5.5inch 4K UHD (3840×2160), 806 pixels per inch display. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics SpecTRAX service as of 1st September 2015. For more information on Strategy Analytics test results, go to:


Anthony Devenish

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