Though Sony is not known for making any huge notable changes in its hardware or software, it’s worth noting that some few camera tweaks have been added to its Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. These tips are useful knowing and having.
  1. More than manual

The perspective that most people have about manual mode is that it is used best with the 23 megapixel images as it gives you greater control over your photos as you take them. Actually, there is more to manual mode in that, besides all those manual controls that most of us are used to, there is a lot of other stuff such as different scenes that have been preset to enable you take better photos in tune with your situation. Some of these scenes include night scenes, landscapes, pets and anti-motion blur.In order to get this setting going on your Xperia Z5, tap the circle at the bottom right and you’ll arrive at Manual Mode then open the ‘Manual’ box. Tap ‘SCN’ to access different scenes. For manual controls, the three column slider below SCN will help you with it.
  1. Superior auto and oversampling

This amazing feature helps you take great snaps at ease. You may note that the default shooting mode on your Xperia Z5 is at 8MP yet the rear camera reads 23MP. This is because the Japanese manufacturer uses oversampling methods to make 8MP images of better quality from the 23MP sensor.Using this feature together with the Superior Auto shooting mode will give you an awesome quality camera. This feature is mostly useful especially outdoors even in the dark as long as there is a good source of light around.
  1. Physical camera button

Sony adds a feature that is not in many Android devices, a camera button. Its advantage is that it helps you take better photos without shaking like a chameleon on a frail twig. On top of this, this button focuses when you press it half way then snaps when you apply full pressure. It is also a nice short cut that takes you straight to the camera app when you press on the button after removing the phone from your pocket.
  1. Say Cheese!

Using large phones to take selfies can be a bit strenuous with your fingers grappling for the shutter button. The 5MP front camera on the Xperia Z5 makes things easier for you with a Smile Shutter that requires you to activate.Tap the triple dots icon then scroll down in the first tab till you come to the Smile Shutter option then get choose a smile from the selections available for triggering the shutter. When you’ll be taking your selfies, a blue bar will pop up to your face’s left side. This acts as a visual indicator that tells you whether the smile is perfect or you need to smile wider.
  1. No 4K video nor AR effects

While most people may wonder how on earth one should consider 4K and AR as not really impressive, truth is they may not go down pretty well with your Xperia Z5 due to issues with draining your device’s performance, making it overheat and large usage of space.The Sony Xperia Z5 covers up for this with an amazing 1080p resolution feature that really is worth the sacrifice added to the advantage of longer battery hours that lets you enjoy your photographing sprees all the more.

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