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Photos reportedly show off Sony's new smartphone camera software

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New leaked images reportedly showcase the photo filter capabilites of Sony's next smartphone. 

Hot on the heels of its Xperia Z Ultra announcement, Sony is expected to launch yet an even more impressive superphone. Reportedly called "Honami," the smartphone is rumored to have everything from a 20-megapixel camera to a Snapdragon 800 processor. 

Bloggers got a hold of Honami's camera software and successfully ported it out to run on Xperia devices. The tweaked camera interface for Android devices offers a time shift option that allows users to choose the best out of a 15-photo burst of photos, filters with live preview, and a feature similar to Nokia's City Lens that gives users information about the landmarks around them.

Here are a few screenshots from Xperiablog.net:

The new camera interface for Honami has a few different shooting modes: auto, manual, time shift, filters, AR-effect for pseudo-virtual reality scenes, info-eye for live information and panorama.
Time Shift mode takes a series of photos and lets the user pick the best one afterwards.
While not exactly ideal for serious photographers, AR-effect mode can place your desk in the Jurassic era.
Info-eye mode will help you make sense of the world around you — whether you need to identify landmarks or read QR codes.

Comments

Total comments: 8
fuego6
By fuego6 (Jul 5, 2013)

more gimmicks that no one will use... VR Mode?

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joe6pack
By joe6pack (Jul 2, 2013)

"Sony is expected to launch yet an even more impressive superphone."

what was the previous impressive Sony superphone?

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Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (Jul 3, 2013)

They have been making a few nice phones lately, you must just be sleeping or stuck in some far off Galaxy or apple orchard ;)

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PhotoKhan
By PhotoKhan (Jul 5, 2013)

"nice" is not "impressive".

ALL their displays suck, either small or big time.
(...and that's a bit of a mystery, in itself...)

Since this is an imaging site that stretched out to mobile devices, image display quality should be paramount.

As such, the word "impressive" should never be used when referring to any of the devices Sony has released until now.

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Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (Jul 8, 2013)

If you compare "any" other cell phone to the iPhone display then they suck yes, but saying all Sony displays suck is not true.

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DavidKennard
By DavidKennard (Jul 2, 2013)

Isn't that text Dutch, not German?

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Erin Lodi
By Erin Lodi (Jul 2, 2013)

Sure is. Looks like we speak neither. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

3 upvotes
Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (Jul 3, 2013)

Dutch

Comment edited 26 seconds after posting
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