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06-03-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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New shooting modes and manual controls for the world's most popular camera*

* I'm talking about the iPhone of course (according to Flickr):
Apple's iOS 8 Camera app brings new shooting modes, developers given keys to manual controls

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I would not touch a smartphone with tiny 4" screen and no 4K video with a ten foot pole.
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This will be a big deal. We're watching real-time the creative destruction of an entire industry.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
I would not touch a smartphone with tiny 4" screen and no 4K video with a ten foot pole.
Don't be so quick to dismiss! It is my understanding that Sony is negotiating a partnership.


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Sony Details: The world's best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone

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Sony's flagship smartphone Xperia Z2 boasts several upgrades based on Xperia Z1 and sports new camera modes not found on most devices. Know the hidden secrets stored inside your Sony Xperia Z2.

Sony Mobile explained the details on what Xperia Z2 is all about and you deserve to know what these features are so you can use it to the fullest.

IPS Display Technology

For those who do not, IPS or In-Plane Switching display technology is an important package on flagship devices. It allows multiple viewing angles on Xperia Z2 without worrying about distorted visuals. Unlike TFT, IPS-LCD display is more battery friendly.

Outdoor Companion

Your Xperia Z2 is dust and water resistant which you can take with you on certain outdoor activities. You can record videos or take photos underwater or during water rides in amusement park without worrying about water damage. A dedicated camera button enables you to access the camera app quickly. Just do not forget using a lace to avoid losing your device during such activities.

Capture Moments Bigger and Wider

If you want to share your special moments using large TV screens or projector, use the 4K video recording. However, you need a high-capacity microSD for such functionality for 4K consumes a lot of storage and processing speed. You may also use slow-motion recording on captured moments.

Photography Options

In addition to 4K and slow-motion, Xperia Z2 features more camera modes which you can use in almost every captures you want.

1. Background Defocus - Blur out the background or foreground while keeping the details on the subject.

2. Creative Effect - Change colours, add image trails or apply mirror effects on your photos and videos.

3. AR Effect - Add animations such as Spider-Man, dinosaurs and underwater creatures on your captures.

4. Vine - Generate short looping videos which you can share online.

5. Info-Eye - Provides relevant information on an object the camera lens see.

6. Timeshift Burst - Capture several photos in 2 seconds to select a single image containing the perfect moment.

7. SteadyShot - It reduces the effects of shaking when moving while recording a video.
Sony Xperia Z2: Top Hidden Secrets You Should Know From Sony's Latest Smartphone - International Business Times

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Considering we're talking about "big" things, we might look for a large-size screen, somewhere around 6.5 inches.

Precedent is another good reason why this phone is probably the Z2 Ultra. It was about this time last year when Sony unveiled the Z1 Ultra, its largest Android phone ever. As a plus-sized take on the Xperia Z1, it launched only a few months after the flagship. Sony will probably follow suit for its current model, the Xperia Z2.
Sony starts teasing its 'next big thing,' likely Xperia Z2 Ultra - CNET
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