We already stated that the Slow Motion performance of the Sony Xperia XZs & XZ premium should be identical given that they share the exact same camera module based on a stacked memory sensor design. However many readers have asked if there is a difference between both phones. Considering the latest samples released we can state that when it comes to slow motion shooting the XZs & XZ premium are identical.
The camera has a slow motion mode that takes very short bursts about 0.2 sec each to generate slow motion video in a 720p H.264 video stream. It is limited and you need trial and error to succeed but in the end, you can get terrific looking high-speed video that simply is unmatched by any other smartphone to date.
While the phone is set to be shipping by the end of May; many reviewers have gotten their hands on the handset and have been creating pretty cool slow motion from the get go. We share some of the footage and review finds below:
Xperia XZ Premium Slow Motion Video Samples and Reviews:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium: 960fps slow-motion camera in-depth look by TechRadar:
Filmer avec un smartphone en Super Slow Motion (1000 fps) by TheiCollection:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera Review: Truly outstanding shooter by Recombu:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium early access + 960fps lemonade! by Btekt:
EXKLUZÍV: Sony Xperia XZ Premium – super slow motion videó by Péter Pavló:
Grabando a SUPER CÁMARA LENTA con el Sony Xperia XZ Premium by Mytecnotube:
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Features 960fps Slow Motion Balloon Burst Effects by Slow Motion Man:
Which to buy?
It is already established that both the XZ Premium and XZs Xperia Sony phones offer the exact same slow motion and camera performance. The problem lies in what kind of overall phone experience you want. The XZ Premium has a nicer finish, better weather sealing for splashes and dust and the Snapdragon 835 chip which is faster. However, the price tag for the XZs at $655 vs the XZ Premium for $800+ is a big differentiating factor. Plus the XZ Premium will ship in Europe first by June 1st and the rest of the world later on. If you only want to test the slow motion feature then the XZs is the way to go for pricing and availability.
The Quality is below 720p in the slow motion mode with aliasing and moire present on the image. While pretty cool looking and somewhat clean of compression artifacts; the phone does suffer from resolution loss. We believe the slow motion quality is really a good 480p but not true 720p as stated; even when that video is saved as an HD file. Still, it is unmatched by any other phone released to date. We just hope Sony fixes the resolution issues and goes all out to 1080p in the next iteration of their smartphone stacked release.