Sony Xperia Pro-I brings a 1-inch sensor, the price will put you on your ass

Company Sony today unexpectedly introduced the flagship model Sony Xperia Pro-Iwhich is the first smartphone with a 1-inch camera sensor outside the Japanese market. It even offers a variable aperture, but the price competes with a flexible smartphone. He brought the information GSMArena.

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The professional camera for vloggers comes from the premium compact Sony RX100 VII

The sensor comes from the popular Sony RX100 VII compact camera and produces 12-megapixel photos. One pixel is 2.4 µm in size, which is 20% more than the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Exmor RS sensor stabilizes Zeiss optics with a focus of 24 millimeters and a variable aperture of f / 2.0 to f / 4.0.

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Autofocus can detect the faces of humans and animals and can focus up to 315 points on 90% of the sensor area. The quality of photos and videos is also taken care of by the Bionz X image processor. The primary sensor is followed by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 3D iToF sensor and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom.

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There are two hardware buttons on the side for the camera. Larger with notches on the surface is used for two-phase camera shutter. The second smaller is for launching Videography Pro. The application gives enthusiasts professional control over parameters such as white balance, exposure and focus.

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The video can have up to 4K resolution at a frequency of 120 fps, which allows up to 5 times slowdown of the video. Professional vloggers can use the Vlog Monitor with a 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The monitor is attached to the back of the smartphone next to the camera, connected to the smartphone with a USB-C connector, and then attached to the gimbal with the shutter control buttons.

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The price of the news will put you on your ass

The remaining specifications of the Xperia Pro-I are similar to the Xperia 1 III. This means a 6.5-inch 4K OLED with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a Snapdragon 888 chipset with 12 GB of RAM. For photos and videos, you have 512 GB of storage space expandable with a microSD card. The battery has a capacity of 4,500 mAh and 30 W fast charging. Unlike the Xperia 1 II, there is probably no wireless charging.

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The fingerprint sensor is located on the side, as is common in Sony smartphones. The body meets the IP65 / IP68 water resistance certification. The Xperia Pro-I comes with a case, 30W charger and USB-C cable. The novelty will also surprise with an astronomical price of 1799 euros. For Vlogmonitor you will then pay an additional 199 euros and another 89.99 euros for the back cover for attaching accessories.

Parameter table:

Display 6.5 inches, 3840 x 1644 pixels, OLED, 120 Hz, 1300 nits
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 5 nm
Internal memory 512 GB, microSD
Rear camera
  • 12 MP, f / 2.0-4.0, 24 mm, 1-inch, 2.4µm, PDAF (315 PDAF points), OIS
  • 12 MP, f / 2.4, 50 mm, telephoto, 1 / 2.9 inches, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, OIS
  • 12 MP, f / 2.2, 124˚, 16 mm, ultra widescreen, 1 / 2.55 inches, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • 0.3 MP, iTOF 3D
Selfie camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm
Connectivity 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC, 3,5 mm jack, USB-C
Battery 4500 mAh, 30 W fast charging
Dimensions 166 x 72 x 8.9 mm
Weight 221 g

Sony Xperia 1 III 5G


The Sony Xperia Pro-I will compete on the market with the best photo car thanks to the 1-inch sensor. Paria among them Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Huawei P50 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G or Google Pixel 6 Pro.

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