For photographers, cinematographers, cinephiles and audiophiles - the Sony Xperia 1 II is the perfect production assistant to any form of image-maker. Co-developed by the engineers behind the renowned Alpha 9 series, this smartphone features RAW support, Eye Autofocus (humans and animals), and a re-designed interface to meet the demands of pro-level photographers. The Xperia 1 II is essentially a camera bag's worth of gear that fits in your pocket, utilising three exceptional in-built 12MP lens types (16mm, 24mm, and 70mm). Record video with matching parameters and colour settings to the pros - providing you with "Look" colour management pre-sets, 21:9 ratio, 4K HDR, and 24fps recording. 5G connection grants super-fast upload and download speeds, complemented by a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5" 4K HDR OLED display. With the addition of Dolby Atmos sound, the Xperia 1 II delivers a truly authentic listening experience - requires a separately purchased SIM card (unlocked).
Sony Xperia 1 II Key Features:
- Co-developed with the Sony Alpha 9 series cameras
- Requires a separately purchased SIM card (unlocked)
- Three in-built 12MP lens types (16mm, 24mm, and 70mm)
- Professional moving-image parameters and colour settings
- Stunning 6.5" 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display
- Doubles as a remote display and setting control hub via Imaging Edge app
- A tactile remote display for Sony Alpha camera systems
- Maximum 20fps AF/AE for lightning-fast focus
- 3D iToF sensor, BIONZ X mobile engine, and Exmor RS mobile sensor
- Stream, download and upload 4K footage with 5G connectivity
- Real-time Eye AF - humans & animals
- Cinematography Pro - powered by CineAlta
- Pro-level settings - auto/manual ISO, shutter speed, white balance etc.
- Dolby Atmos and high-resolution certified sound
- Powerful 4.000mAh battery with fast-charge capabilities
Expanded Sony Xperia 1 II Key Features:
A Cinematographer's Dream
At the core of the Sony Xperia 1 II is a powerful 1/1.7" Exmor RS sensor and BIONZ X image processor that has been optimised for mobile. With the addition of ZEISS optics, you are guaranteed high-end image quality, enhanced light intake, and sharp shooting with minimal reflections. As with Alpha 9 series mirrorless cameras, the Xperia 1 II delivers a lightning-fast autofocusing system. The in-built Dual Photo Diote sensor allows for 247 phase-detection AF points - that's an incredible 60 focusing calculations per second and focus-capture as fast as 0.03 seconds. Specific to pro-level videographers, you are provided with a 21:9 CinemaWide aspect ratio and up to 4K resolution, alongside improved audio capture via the intelligent built-in wind filter.
The Sony Xperia 1 II isn't just a high-performance camera - it doubles as an intuitive editing-suite that sits comfortably in one hand. The upgraded Cinema Pro "powered by CineAlta" user-interface incorporates framing guides, shutter speed (angle), touch autofocus, auto exposure, manual white balance and so much more. Further to this, the fact that you can tether your Xperia 1 II to any Sony Alpha camera system is a massive step-forward for freelance videographers, content creators and vloggers. By doing so, you transform your XPeria 1 II into a high-performance remote display where you can control settings and photos wirelessly via the Imaging Edge Mobile app. This makes the Xperia 1 II an ideal smartphone for cinematographers and moving-image makers alike - the creative possibilities are endless.
Pocket Production Assistant
For pro-level photographers, you can now capture up to 20fps continuous burst shooting - complete with autofocus and auto exposure (Maximum fps will depend on shooting environment and settings.) This is a unique feature to this particular Sony phone, alongside its ability to calculate AF/AE at up to 60 times per second. It all comes down to the super-speedy Dual Photo Diode sensor, delivering fast and accurate focusing in any and all shooting environments. This high-end autofocus system features 247 phase-detection AF points covering up to 70% of the sensor (only available on the 24mm lens) - achieving AF acquisition in a mere 0.03 seconds. Pinch to zoom and custom zoom settings lend a helping hand when it comes to focus checking, alongside independent brightness control for adapting to various lighting conditions.
Connect a USB Capture Card or UVC compatible camera to your Xperia, turning it into a high-functioning external monitor. This essentially grants you a large, high-resolution viewfinder display with frame and grid lines to aid in shot composition - ideal for vlogging. Further to this, real-time Eye AF is an ideal tool for dynamic portraiture of both people and animals. For shooting in low-light, the industry-leading 3D iToF (indirect Time-of-Flight) sensor provides precision focusing and accurate colour rendition (up to 5m distance. For videos, the 3D iToF sensor works exclusively on the 70mm lens.) Pure creative freedom is granted by the three in-built lenses in varying focal lengths: 16mm, 24mm and 70mm. Each has been constructed with high-class ZEISS quality to ensure optical clarity and true-to-form imagery.
The Xperia 1 II consists of a stunning professional-grade display that aids in the creation, editing and viewing of high-end still and moving imagery. Consisting of an 8-bit display with 2-bit smoothing, you are guaranteed high levels of colour accuracy without the risk of colour banding. This is backed up by a mind-bending 1,000,000:1 high contrast ratio and support for DCI-P3 100%, BT 2020 colour space, and D65 White Point level reproduction standards. For gamers, you can even connect a DUALSHOCK 4 controller for improved game control, share gameplay via the Xperia 1 II, and even disable notifications, incoming calls, and camera buttons - to allow for the most immersive experience possible.
A Smartphone at Heart
When stripped back to its core, the Xperia 1 II is still a high-functioning Android phone that runs off the Android 10 operating system. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB of RAM. The large 256GB built-in storage is ideal for keeping your photos, 4K video and other media safe - this can be expanded with a microSD card (sold separately) up to 256GB. The phone is unlocked and compatible with 5G networks in the UK and Europe (excludes the US), meaning that it requires a separately purchased SIM card and service plan. Other key smartphone features include built-in 2.4+5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), and Bluetooth 5.1. The smart in-built 4.000mAh battery can keep you going throughout a full shoot day, whilst fast-charging gives you a 50% boost in just 30 minutes. The Xperia 1 II is truly a smartphone for the digital creatives and multimedia image-makers among us.
Sony Xperia 1 II Product Videos:
Xperia 1 II - Built For Speed
Xperia 1 II x pro photographer Nick Didlick
What's in the box?
- 1 x Sony Xperia 1 II - 256GB
- 1 x Power Delivery Quick Charger
- 1 x USB Type-C Cable
- 1 x Wired Headset
- 1 x Limited 1-Year Warranty
Is this 5G supported?
The Sony Xperia 1 II does support 5G Networks.
Does the Xperia 1 II have a water resistant rating?
The Xperia 1 II has an impressive water resistant rating of IP65/68. This means that the phone is completely dust-proof and protected against two types of water damage. The first low pressure jets, the second is full immersion - meaning that your Sony Xperia 1 II can survive in up to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes. This is quite unique to smartphones.
Is the Sony Xperia 1 II capable of wireless charging?
For the first time, Sony have included wireless charging within their flagship Xperia 1 II, even capable of fast wireless charging.
Can you live stream and share content directly from a camera system through the Xperia?
You can utilise a compatible camera system to connect directly to social media channels straight from your Xperia through 4G, 5G, or WiFi networks. This is ideal for live streaming and sharing creative work with clients.
Can the Sony Xperia 1 II be used solely as a handheld camera system?
You have the ability to skip-over the SIM activation and use the Sony Xperia 1 II as a high-performance handheld smart camera system.
Will the frame rate vary in the same way with other smartphones, or can it be set to a constant?
You have the ability to set a fixed frame rate. This consists of: Cinematography Pro 4K HDR Movie recording 24, 25, 30, and 60fps - Slow Motion (120fps) is also available.
Does the Sony Xperia 1 II have a universal 3.5mm headphone jack?
There is a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack at the top-left of this device.
Does the Xperia 1 II utilise the same problematic "Dragon Glass" as previously models?
The Sony Xperia 1 II uses durable, drop-resistant "Gorilla Glass 6" on both the front and rear of the device. This is much stronger and more reliable than the "Dragon Glass" used on previous models.
Is this Sony Xperia 1 II unlocked?
This Sony Xperia 1 II is unlocked, meaning that it requires a separately purchased SIM card and service plan.
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