Testing the Sony Xperia Z5's 23MP camera

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We get up close with the Z5 camera.
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Testing the Sony Xperia Z5's 23MP camera

Getting up close and personal with Sony

We’ve recently seen the arrival of the Sony Xperia Z5 family, all featuring standout 23MP cameras. Sony has always been pretty hot in the camera department, and has held the 20.7MP spec aloft for a few years - but throughout 2015 the competition has caught up.

If you missed the trio’s arrival, check out this video to fill you in.

In order to check just how smart the new lens is, we popped along to London’s Getty Images Gallery where Sony was hosting a small exhibition. And, when we say ‘small’, we mean miniature.

Macro photography

Macro photography is the art of producing quality images when extremely close to a small subject. Check out how the Z5 faired, and we’ll drop in a few tips along the way.

You can be too close

At a cerain point, the lens won't be able to focus if you're literally pressed right up against your subject.

No flashing

Avoid using the flash. Overexposure may cause you to lose the main focus of your shot.

Gentle zoom

Use the volume rocker to zoom instead of pinching the screen. This will, once again, provide more control.

Steady your shot

If you can find something to lean on, or if you have a tripod, you’re guaranteed more control over the composure of your shot.

Find the focal point

Tap on the screen to change the main focal point.

If you've got any questions, or tips of your own, we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a comment below.

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