Sony Xperia i1 Honami camera details leak

News Paul Briden 12:18, 15 Jul 2013

Details have emerged of the Sony Xperia i1 Honami's 20-megapixel camera

More information has emerged regarding Sony’s hotly-anticipated Xperia i1 Honami and its ‘CyberShot’ 20-megapixel camera technology. According to the new report it may not have as large a sensor as previously thought.

The news comes via the Esato forums, where members have been discussing the Sony Xperia i1 Honami rumours. It would appear one member ‘razec’ has access to an Xperia i1 Honami and has been putting it through its paces.

Allegedly the sensor is not as big as the Lumia 1020’s, which was a rumour previously in circulation. It’s a 20-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 5mm focal length, a Xenon flash and BIONZ image processing with a Sony Cybershot camera app. The sensor size is said to be at 1/2.3” rather than the 2/3” sensor previously thought, which matches the Lumia 1020’s setup on its 41-megapixel PureView technology.

According to reports the Xperia i1 Honami will be a bit bigger than the Xperia Z, but not by much, and it will still be wafer thin. It’ll also run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip, according to reports.

The source said Sony’s Xperia i1 Honami capture ‘lots of detail’ and added: ‘I can't comment on how it fares against 1020, but think they'll be neck and neck when comparing their full resolution outputs.

‘Now compared with all smartphone cameras available, 808/1020s aside, Honami's camera performance will wipe the competition including S4 zoom and the old Galaxy Camera IMHO,’ they said.

‘But I advise we keep our expectations low, 1020's biggest weapon is the oversampling, and I think Sony has nothing to counter against that  so the competition boils down on which camera delivers better per pixel detail at full resolution.’

‘As of this moment, I'm not sure who's got the upper hand to be honest. Besides, the sample images that I've seen with my eyes are based on pre production software, so we can't rule out the possibility that the JPEG engine will be better.’

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