The Xperia Z1 smartphone from Sony was a successful release.

However, the Xperia Z1 Compact earned the company a spot in the smaller smartphone version race. Sony is all set to take on the challenge thrown by the big guns of the smartphone industry.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a competent handset. On the other hand, the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone gave other companies sleepless nights. The handset comprises of a high-end glass and metal chassis along with a powerful spec sheet.

However, when purchasing a handset, most people would explore the camera features. Find below a comparison of the camera features of both the Xperia Z1 Compact and the Xperia Z2 handsets.


The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, despite having a small size, comprises of a huge 20.7MP camera. The G Lens technology of the Xperia Z1 Compact camera offers the user with similar features as that of the bigger version. Incorporating a massive camera lens in a smaller body is a great feat accomplished by Sony. The decent 1.1 microns pixel size of the G Lens camera offers a great photography experience. In addition, the bigger ½.3-inch sensor coupled with f/2.0 aperture width would enable the camera to capture more light. As a result, the camera produces superb images. Additionally, the 27mm wide lens enables the user to capture a wide scene.

The Xperia Z2 encompasses a similar 20.7MP camera, as that of the Z1 Compact handset. Moreover, the camera specifications are also similar to that of the Z2 camera. From the sensor size, ½.3-inch to 1.1-micron size, both the handsets come equipped with everything similar, in terms of the camera. Both the handsets have similar camera user interface. However, the Z2 lags behind in terms of low-lighting image capturing. Moreover, the video capturing feature also lacks with respect to details.

Camera User Interface

Both handsets offer similar camera user interface. Using the Auto Mode while clicking photographs enables the camera to choose the best settings; hence, producing great results. On the other hand, the Manual Mode enables the users to employ various shooting modes available at their disposal.

Image Quality

With respect to the image quality, both the handsets offer realistic, colorful and lively images. The camera is designed to offer a superb exposure. As a result, the images produced are both appealing and natural looking, providing decent amount of details. Regardless, the Auto Mode produces premium quality images.

However, low-lighting situations offer lower quality images. Regardless, photographs clicked indoors offer realistic and pleasing color reproduction. The LED flash does a good job, illuminating the scene decently.

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