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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 …

How to take amazing forced perspective toy photography with your Xperia smartphone

If you’ve already got your hands on the Xperia 10 Plus, you’ll know its 12MP + 8MP dual camera system and its ability to capture imagery in the 21:9 aspect ratio make it a great device for taking creative photography. We’ve shown you how to create amazing food photography using the Xperia 10 Plus, how …

Optical Bloom: how we captured incredible flowers and plants using the Xperia 10 Plus

One of the biggest advantages of owning an Xperia smartphone is that wherever you go, you have an incredible camera to snap enviable, swoon-worthy imagery on the go. With its 12MP + 8MP camera and many of Sony’s premium technologies, the newly launched Xperia 10 Plus is one such device, allowing you to take stunning …