2017-07-19 08:39 PM - edited 2017-07-19 08:41 PM
I know that many feel that their camera is flawed...and it may very well be...and I may have said this somewhere before but it appears as if Sony is not going to do anything about the issue. I know that in the photos I have taken that the only time I see any distortion is when taking a photo of a keyboard. So to me it is fine.
The question I have is this: Why have I not read of this problem on any review of this phone? I would think that if it is that bad, or that it is affecting every phone, that at least one "official" review would mention the problem. But nada.
2017-07-19 08:50 PM
After some time of using the xz premium , the distortion issue is not much bothering. I still took a lot of great photos and I love it !
2017-07-19 10:08 PM - edited 2017-07-21 08:30 AM
talking about review
google or google images "iphone7 Portrait mode""oneplus 5 Portrait""galaxy s8 Portrait""LG G6 Portrait" "google pixel Portrait"
you will get lots portrait photo in the review of these brands and they are all normal portrait
try google "XZ premium portrait ""XZ premium review" you will get nothing about portrait photo for some reason they are all avoiding,only two review have portrait from front camera
we all know the reason it's the serious distortion now
for portrait photo from xzp ,it's easily distorted,alien head or fat body..........
for objects like IKEA furniture photo someone post few days ago they are all curved badly
for some street view curved road, some curved skyline ,curved coastline, some pouring tower,some curved tv , messy keyboard,tilt speaker,slim soda cans,stretch round
you won't get these result from other band,they are all normal
because they did a good job of distortion control and distortion correction like samsung
i respect those user who do not take portrait or non complex scenes
but for portrait it's one of the most basic elements of phone camera
i read lot's review before I bought xzp ,never thought would be a problem with the portrait
now i feel fool from those reviews.....
2017-07-20 07:08 AM - edited 2017-07-20 07:09 AM
Only DxoMark is specifically for mobile phone camera review,but they still no information about XZS and XZP.That's weird.
2017-07-20 08:12 AM
I have the same experience as hiroshi78 .I think people have different photography habits,some like landscape,some like flowers,some like portrait ,some like simple object or toys,that's where we look at something different. But this does not change XZP is the most serious distortion phone as proved.An $800 phone should have the most basic camera ability which is portrait or close shot with out high level distortion,without some highly wavy in the middle.And this high level distortion can be reduce by software patch.I also wonder why still no review from dxomark.How long has XZS been sold for market?
2017-07-21 03:26 PM
And still nothing from Sony. It looks very much like they're going to deny this is an issue and ignore it completely.
2017-07-21 06:31 PM
SONY Japan answered to Japanese media regarding issue in interview.
It's in Japanese, but you can get idea using google translate.
Besically, what they are saying is that they have no plan to fix issue at this point.
2017-07-21 06:41 PM - edited 2017-07-21 06:43 PM
I have been trying to decide which phone to get sim free, the Samsung S8 or the XZP, and I really like the XZP but the camera issuse is just killing it.
I have been looking at these threads on here and other site's hoping that Sony would acknowledge and promise to fix with software like Samsung did.
I have a 4 year old and I would be taking many photos of her but there is no way I would want to keep photos that looked like an alien head or warped straight lines.
I can't be the only one that Sony is putting off, how many lots of £650 do Sony not want and want to give to their competitors.
2017-07-21 08:45 PM - edited 2017-07-21 08:48 PM
My XZ Premium shows also distorsion issue. Yesterday I have made my first shots in the dark and I could not believe how egg-headed my friends looked like ?!
Then I have searched for this forum.
I was thinking a lot which device should I buy, Samsung S8 or Sony XZ Premium, was waiting that Sony XZ Premium arrives in Croatia, was thinking again, and finally decided to go for Sony.
And now I have to waste my time again, and see how to give Sony back and to replace it for Samsung S8.
This distortion issue is just too much...
And I always had Sony/ Ericsson phones... Sad...
Now it remains just a question if I will be able to give it back.. 😐