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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 you, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, Xperia 1 and its epic triple camera set-up come equipped with professional-grade technologies, including the world’s first Eye Autofocus (AF) in a smartphone.* To put Xperia 1 through its paces, we took to the tennis court ahead of this year’s ... Read more

Rave while you bathe: Xperia 1 powers the world’s first Shower Rave at Benicàssim

Festivals can be a magical place, albeit a little dusty or muddy depending on the weather. Most of us want to freshen up after dancing around to our favourite bands all day – but realistically, who wants to waste precious party time when you’ve spent all that money on a ticket? Luckily, revellers at Benicàssim this weekend got the best of both worlds thanks to Xperia 1 and Sony’s XB32 speaker! After loading the newly released Xperia 1 smartphones with all the best songs for singing in the shower, Sony hosted the world’s first shower rave in the festival’s open-air ... Read more

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 of built-in features to make the content you capture stand out from the crowd. Xperia 1 handles low-light situations impeccably well with bright aperture and large pixel pitch, while the main camera’s 16mm, 26mm and 52mm lenses help you choose three very different shots from ... Read more

Lights, Camera, Action! How to direct your own movie using the Xperia 1

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We’ve shown you everything from forced perspective toy photography to how to shoot captivating flower imagery, all using Sony’s Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. Now with Sony’s latest flagship Xperia 1, we’ve not only shown you incredible portrait photography, but also how to shoot professional holiday videos – all from the palm of your hand. With a host of professional-grade technologies, including features such as a 21:9 CinemaWide™ display and a triple camera, Xperia 1 not only captures a cinematic experience but also allows the user more control, meaning that directing your own movie is easier than ever before. The camera’s ... Read more

Jetsetters, rejoice! Create phenomenal holiday movies with Xperia 1

Pressing “Record” on a video while you’re on holiday is easy – anyone with a smartphone or camera can do it. If you want to produce something more professional, you can wind up spending hours on video editing software only to end up with content which doesn’t feel as slick as it should. Fortunately for owners of Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, Xperia 1, shooting their own holiday movie to a professional standard has never been easier! It’s the world’s 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 ... Read more

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 make Venice the popular travel destination that it is. With an impressive triple camera, Xperia 1 is the result of a collaboration between Sony mobile and Sony’s Alpha technologies, bringing features such as Eye AF to a smartphone for the first time[i]. Detailed against each ... Read more

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 Marco in favour of quiet backstreets and beautiful winding canals, we put Xperia 1’s remarkable triple camera through its paces to capture shots that are identifiably Venice while looking new and different. Of course, the camera’s bright aperture and large pixel pitch can be relied ... Read more

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 world’s first Eye AutoFocus (AF) in a smartphone2, meaning that capturing stunning portrait photography is easier and more spontaneous. Smartphone innovation has always been at the core of Sony Mobile engineers’ design philosophy, but you probably don’t realise just how many of the features that ... Read more

Achievement unlocked: Level up your smartphone gaming experience with Xperia 1

Regular readers of the Sony Mobile blog will be familiar with how fantastic the new Xperia smartphones’ displays are. On the newly landed Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, the gorgeous 21:9 Wide Full HD+ displays offer an immersive entertainment experience and allow you to see more of the on-screen action. However, the Xperia 1 offers even more exciting gaming features. Its 4K HDR OLED 21:9 display – a smartphone world first – offers an unrestricted view of your gameplay, and under the hood the new flagship is packed with some incredible features to really optimise your gaming experience. But don’t just take ... Read more

Sony’s new flagship Xperia 1 smartphone available to pre-order in Europe from today

Xperia 1, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, packs a professional display and cinematography technologies into a beautiful, sleek smartphone powerhouse. With features such as the world’s first 4K OLED display in a smartphone[i] with 21:9 CinemaWide™ display (6.5”) and the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone[ii] with a triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure. Sony’s Xperia 1 is available to pre-order from today across Europe from Xperia store online, retail outlets and local operators. Xperia 1 delivers a cinema aspect ratio and accurate colour reproduction, for a viewing ... Read more