The Sony Xperia XZ Premium and XZs have been exploding in popularity since the announcement was made at MWC 2017. The capability of the stacked sensor to record slow motion video at 960fps in HD 720p has opened possibilities only dreamed of a short year a go in the phone video space. Even the Galaxy S8 seems to be in the running with 1000fps video touted as a spec in the rumors.
The stacked sensor technology is the same one used in the Sony RX series cameras but this time attached to a smaller cellphone oriented sensor block which makes it possible to be combined with a powerful SoC solution to offer these high frame rates. It is of note that the recording limit on these devices is 1 second at 960fps.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Slow Motion Samples:
We now have a few new slow motion samples from the Xperia XZ Premium which shares the exact same camera as the XZs but has a faster processor inside with the Snapdragon 835, improved weather sealing and a better screen among other improvements. However the image quality should be the same on both phones regardless of the price difference.
960fps Super Slow Motion – XPERIA XZ Premium by Rich Zimmerman:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 960fps Slow Motion by Guru smartphones:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium and XZs 960fps slow mo video by Guru smartphones:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera Slow Motion Test by Nandan Inc.:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Hands On: 4K HDR Screen, 960 fps Slow-Mo by TheUnlockr:
Xperia XZ Premium Demo Footage by Sony:
Xperia XZs 960pfps super slow motion like by mobile01:
Girl blowing bubbles by Xperia XZs 960fps super slow motion by mobile01:
There you have it, it seems the phone is capable of some very decent quality. The recording will be under 1 second, probably above 1/2 sec and under 1. The quality seems to be 720p for real with some aliasing, moire and compression artifacts.
The Sony Xperia XZs and XZ Premium seem to be the phones to beat for 2017 slow motion crown. If the Galaxy S8 does bring 1080p 1000fps as an option then Sony will have to up it’s game but we will have to wait a few days until March 29th for the announcement. We will monitor the shipping status on all of these phones and let you know as they become available. The XZS phones should be able to ship by April 5th and the XZ Premium by mid May 2017. -HSC