Special Features

Can’t bear the same old snaps? Here’s how we took unique travel photography in Berlin

These days, going somewhere on vacation – or even just a work trip – isn’t just a time to relax and take in your surroundings. It’s an opportunity to show off your smartphone photography skills. With smartphone cameras able to capture incredible images, you have a device right there in your pocket that can snap …

A taste of Hollywood: A short film shot on Xperia 1 premieres at CinefestOZ

Cinema buffs may already be familiar with CinefestOZ, the five-day film festival that descends on Australia each year. From headline speakers, such as Director Rachel Ward, to film premieres, it’s the number one destination for anyone who loves movies to gather and celebrate all the industry has to offer. During this year’s festival, which ran …

Advantage Xperia 1! How to serve an ace with your smartphone photography and videography

Finding it tough to serve up top portrait pictures and slow-motion videography on your smartphone? It’s something that lots of devices struggle with, especially when the subject is moving around at pace and not standing in the same spot, or you’re trying to capture someone who isn’t posing directly in front of you. Luckily for …

Watts up! We took Xperia 1 to capture bright neon lights with Cinema Pro “powered by CineAlta”

If you’re looking for a smartphone that offers unprecedented variety in the type of video and still shots you can capture, then Xperia 1 is the device for you. Sony’s latest flagship – which has been getting glowing reviews – comes with an enviable triple camera set-up packed with Sony Alpha technologies and a host …

The Baker, the Greengrocer and the Pasta Maker. A portrait photography masterclass: capturing emotion with the Xperia 1

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so we have worked with Mobile Photography Award winner, Dominika Koszowska, to bring the traditions and culture of Venice to life through imagery. Working with Sony’s all-new Xperia 1, Dominika’s ‘Humans of Venice’ photo series captures the Italian city’s local trades, architecture and the people who …

Going, going, gondola: how to take incredible travel photography in one of the world’s most-visited places

When you’re visiting a place that millions of people have gone before, it’s always tempting to recreate ‘that shot’ we’ve all seen on our social feeds. But with the help of Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, Xperia 1, we captured some incredible, unusual images in the historic city of Venice. Skipping Rialto Bridge and Piazza San …

Smartphone Innovation: the evolution of Xperia smartphones

The Xperia 1, which was unveiled for the first time at MWC this year, launched with two smartphone world-firsts. It’s the first smartphone with a 4K HDR OLED display1, bringing true-to-life colour and crystal-clear content in 21:9 – the same aspect ratio as the modern blockbuster film. What’s more, the Xperia 1 also boasts the …