Sony Xperia Z series is known for its best camera experience. Photo enthusiasts are going to like the camera in Xperia Z5 Dual, which is capable of taking decent images. There is no major upgrade in terms of quality but there is nothing to complain about, either. The Xperia Z5 Dual features a 23MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor with 0.03-second super-fast hybrid auto focus, SteadyShot, Intelligent Active Mode, 4K video recording and 5X clear image zoom without breaking any pixels.
The Xperia Z5 camera packs several models and settings suitable to take best pictures in different light conditions. Be it at night or bright daylight, Sony Xperia Z5 excelled. We were really impressed by the quality of the photos and the speed at which the Xperia Z5 snapped photos.
The overall interface is simple. The entire screen covers the subject and its surrounding, with the buttons placed at the right and left (in landscape mode) or top and bottom (in portrait mode). The handset has a physical capture button, which comes in very handy if you want to launch the camera instantly. A light tap on the camera button will adjust the focus before snapping away. On the screen, there is a capture button, video recording button, mode switcher, access to photos in one side and the opposite side has selfie camera switch, LED flash, camera settings and real-time colour and brightness adjustment.
There are certain shortcomings in the Xperia Z5 camera, such as a purple hint in the dark areas of an image, and the heating issue persists while taking multiple shots. The camera gives heat warning messages and might even shut down the app when the handset gets too hot to handle. We found 4K Video and AR effect triggered the heating and also caused the handset to freeze for a few seconds. So, if you are looking to capture some quick shots, its best to stay clear of these modes.
On the plus side, the Superior Auto mode is the best mode to shoot in any condition. The camera automatically detects the type of mode necessary to capture the best shot and switches between landscape, macro, night, and more. There was a slight lag during the image being saved, which is almost non-existent. But Sony removed the burst shot mode and Timeshift Burst to keep things fast.
Sony Xperia Z5 Dual also features a 5MP front-facing Sony Exmor R camera with Full HD video recording, SteadyShot, Intelligent Active Mode and a 25mm wide-angle lens. The results were equally better one can expect from a selfie camera.
Take a look at some of the sample images shot on Sony Xperia Z5 Dual below: [SLIDESHOW]