Sony Announces Xperia 5 Smartphone with Eye AF & 10 FPS Continuous Burst Shooting

Sony announced their Xperia 5 Smartphone ($799.99 Unlocked) which takes advantage of the latest Sony camera and cinema technology such as Eye AF, Venice color science, 5-axis image stabilization & continuous burst shooting at up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking. I had a chance to test Xperia 5 at Kando 3.0 last month and Sony camera owners will want to give it serious consideration.

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Xperia 5 joins Sony’s flagship series, bringing creative entertainment experiences in a sleek and compact design

• Triple camera array with critically acclaimed Eye AF technology from Sony’s Alpha™ cameras, continuous burst shooting at up to 10 fps AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure) with increased calculations up to 30 fps
• 21:9 CinemaWide™ 6.1 inch Full HD+ OLED display with BT.2020 color accuracy
• Sleek and compact body with a sophisticated pocket friendly design
• Improved Game enhancer allows you to record your gameplay and change your voice

September 5, 2019 – Sony continues its smartphone evolution with the introduction of Xperia 5, the latest addition to the flagship series, bringing key technologies from Xperia 1 into a compact, stylish and sleek smartphone design.

“With Xperia 5 we’ve brought what our customers loved from Xperia 1 into a smaller design with the latest award-winning technology from Sony,” said Mitsuya Kishida, President, Sony Mobile Communications. “Xperia 5 continues to bring uncompromised performance and leading experiences to a smartphone, only possible with Sony.”

Triple camera system with Eye Autofocus

Xperia 5 features an advanced triple camera system with 12 MP sensors on each module, as well as Sony’s powerful BIONZ X™ image processor for mobile and Optical SteadyShot™image stabilization. With a 16mm lens for super-wide angle shots, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm portrait and tele lens (35mm equiv.), you can capture great moments in any occasion.

Additionally, the new Xperia 5 includes Sony’s acclaimed Eye AF technology, plus continuous burst shooting at up to 10 fps with AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure) calculations happening at up to 30 fps, allowing it to capture moving subjects with precision focusand optimal exposure. The main 26mm camera features a bright F1.6 lens and Dual Photo Diode image sensor with extremely large 1.4μm pixel pitch, enabling it to produce beautifully sharp low-light images.

For mobile cinematography, the new Xperia 5 features Cinema Pro “powered by CineAlta” application. Developed in partnership with engineers from Sony’s professional digital cinema camera division, Cinema Pro “powered by CineAlta” allows users to create multiple video projects with different settings or looks, as well as offering more flexibility and customizability for video shooting by adjusting white balance, manual focus and audio recording levels. Individual clips can also trimmed and merged together. These powerful capabilities compliment the ability of the Xperia 5 to record video in multiple high-resolution formats including full native 4K resolution.

Xperia 5 is also compatible with Sony’s ‘Imaging Edge™ Mobile’[i]application, for easy transfer and social sharing of images and video from compatible Alpha or Cyber-shot™ camera.

Experience superb content immersion with a 21:9 CinemaWide display and Dolby Atmos sound

Xperia 5 brings the 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio to a smaller form factor, for a viewing experience that is true to creators’ intent.

The 21:9 CinemaWide 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display is powered by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA® TV technologies with X1™ for mobile engine bringing HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering technologies for more contrast, color and clarity.

Xperia 5 also has Creator mode inspired by Master Monitor color reproductionbringing precise color accuracy in your hands. As with Xperia 1, Xperia 5 also has 10-bit tonal gradation[ii] representing a myriad of colors and delivering deeper blacks, while colors appear more natural. The display, together with originally developed image processing, supports wide color space ITU-R BT.2020 as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65.

The entertainment factor is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for an immersive entertainment experience that flows all around you with breath-taking realism when using headphones or Xperia 5’s built-in stereo speakers. While Sony’s audio technologies, Hi-Res audio for both wired and wireless[iii], DSEE HX and Stereo speakers empowers you to hear music in its purest form.

The expansive 21:9 display also takes mobile gaming to the next level by offering a deeper unrestricted field-of-view of all your gameplay, while Game Enhancer optimizes the performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as enables you to record gameplay and find game tips online. In addition, you can now power up your gaming with improved Game enhancer allowing you to record your game play with burst screen capture at 20fps and synthesize your voice with Game enhancer’s voice changer feature.

Advanced technology in a sleek and compact design

Xperia 5 brings the best of Xperia 1 into a smaller footprint while keeping the 21:9 CinemaWide display. The sleek metal frame is protected with the help of durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on the front and back, while Xperia 5’s IP68/IP65certified water resistance[iv]guards against the elements. The device will have Android™ 9 Pie pre-installed.

Stay connected and entertained all day

Xperia 5 features ‘Smart connectivity’ to make sure you’re connected to the most optimal network. It uses Sony’s deep learning engine (Neural Network Libraries) to analyze Wi-Fi signals and predict near-future connectivity issues. Smart connectivity will automatically switch to LTE when it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection to ensure you always have optimal connectivity.

Xperia 5 has the latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with the integrated X24 LTE Modem for enhanced performance with gigabit LTE connectivity. It features 4 x 4 MIMO technology supporting all LTE bands, uniquely including low-bands, so you’re connected even in areas with weak signal coverage.

Xperia 5 also features Smart Stamina, USB PD fast charging and a 3140mAh battery to keep your device running all day.


Xperia 5 will be available in the United States at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, and other participating retail outlets on November 2019 with a retail price of $799.99. Xperia 5 is operable on GSM networks and certified to work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.


Memory and storage: 6 GB RAM / microSDXC support (up to 512 GB) / 128 GB UFS memory
SIM capability: Single SIM / Nano SIM
Operating System: Android™ 9 Pie
Processor (CPU): Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform
Battery: 3,140 mAh Xperia® Adaptive Charging
Battery Care: Smart STAMINA USB Power Delivery (USB PD) fast charging
Durability: Water resistant (IP65/68) ? Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Weight: 5.8 ounces
Dimensions: 6.2 x 2.6 x 0.3 inches
Color: Black, Blue, Gray, Red
Display: 21:9 CinemaWideTM display5 6.1″ FHD+ HDR OLED (1080 x 2520)
Creator mode “powered by CineAlta” – Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction
Supported image formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, WebP, WBMP, HEIF, DNG, CR2, NEF, NRW, ARW, RW2, ORF, RAF, PEF, SRW
Supported video formats: MPEG-4 Video, H.263, H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 10 bit tonal gradation
Main camera: Triple lens camera system 16mm, 26mm, 52mm
Camera features: Cinema Pro “powered by CineAlta” – 21:9 movie recording, Look color management pre-sets, 4K HDR movie recording, BIONZ® XTM for mobile, RAW noise reduction, Eye AF, Up to 10fps AF/AE, Dual photo diode, RGBC-IR sensor, SteadyShotTM, 2x optical zoom, 5x digital zoom, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo, Hybrid Autofocus, 3D Creator, Bokeh effect, 8 MP Front camera, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo, SteadyShotTM with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization), Portrait selfie effects, Display flash, 3D Creator, Hand and Smile Shutter
Networks: J8210 / J8270 J9210 GSM GPRS / EDGE (2G) Bands 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / UMTS HSPA+ (3G) Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19 / LTE (4G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, J8210 (A1): LTE (4G) Cat19/Cat13 J8270 (A1 US): LTE (4G) Cat19 / Cat13 J9210 (A2): LTE (4G) Cat18 / Cat13 with dual SIM, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n (2.4 Ghz) / n (5 Ghz) / ac
Connectivity: A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS), Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology, Google Cast™, NFC, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, Output video / image via Display Port support TypeC Cable or USB-C to HDMI Adapter Cable (Display Port 4K 60 fps)
Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer sensor, eCompass, Fingerprint sensor, Game rotation vector, Geomagnetic rotation vector, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, Magnetometer, Step counter, Step detector, Significant motion detector, Proximity sensor, RGBC-IR sensor
Sound: Dolby Atmos®
Stereo speaker: High-Resolution Audio, High-Resolution Audio Wireless (Supported audio fomats: LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD) 10, LDAC™12, DSEE HXTM
Stereo Recording: Qualcomm® aptXTM HD audio13
Supported audio formats: AAC (AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AAC-ELD), ALAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, DSD, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Opus, Vorbis, WMA
Entertainment: PS4® Remote Play, Game Enhancer, Dynamic Vibration System



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7 thoughts on “Sony Announces Xperia 5 Smartphone with Eye AF & 10 FPS Continuous Burst Shooting”

    1. This may not be quite as quick as you’re after, but according to Sony “Xperia 5 charges 50% in 30 minutes”

      1. David A Greenberg

        Thank you. That seems like “quick charge” speed. I wonder why they don’t push that in the stats.

  1. Will Sony Xperia 5 simple replace what we know as point and shot?
    “The Best Camera is the one in your Pocket!”

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