The Xperia Z5 series is the first to feature Sony’s new 23MP camera sensor with hybrid autofocus. When the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact were launched there was plenty of hope from fans that Sony had a killer camera smartphone in its midst. The new sensor marked the first new camera sensor since the Xperia Z1 was announced. Gaining a top rank in DxoMark is no mean feat, but that is exactly what the Xperia Z5 has achieved.
There is no doubt that Sony has a very competent performer when it comes to the imaging side with the Xperia Z5. However, you just have to casually browse XDA or Sony Mobile Talk forums to see people sharing their experience – some good, some bad.
There has been long threads in each forum with owners complaining about a ‘blurry edge’ on the left side of photos. There have been close to 200 replies in the Sony Mobile Talk forums with plenty of examples of this problem. A number of users have had various replacements with the issue being replicated, leading to some speculating that this is a hardware rather than software issue – perhaps something to do with the type of lens used.
We wanted to pass the question to the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact owners out there. How have you found the camera performance? Do you suffer from the ‘blurry edge’? If you owned a previous Xperia device, how does the Xperia Z5 series compare – is it a marked improvement? We’d love to hear your impressions below.