Sony Electronics Inc. announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone, including cutting-edge imaging technology and a brighter HDR display and powerful audio features. The Xperia 1 IV will be available in on Sept. 1, 2022, for approximately $1,600.00 USD. It will be sold unlocked in black at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout the United States.
“Xperia 1 IV is an exciting continuation of our Xperia series. At Sony, we believe creativity has no limits and our new flagship model, the Xperia 1 IV, is born of that philosophy,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “Xperia empowers users to become creators, and every facet of content creation can be handled by Xperia 1 IV.”
Xperia 1 IV features three lenses; a 16mm ultra-wide lens, 24mm wide lens, and a new true optical telephoto zoom 85-125mm lens, to give creators the ability to capture a wide range of content.
All lenses have a 12MP “Exmor RS for mobile” image sensor with a readout speed of up to 120fps. This capability allows the device to record at 4K 120fps for up to 5x slow-motion video recording, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking with every lens. The Xperia 1 IV also combines depth information, using the 3D iToF sensor, and AI (artificial intelligence) based subject detection for precise and accurate AF and tracking in low light. Additionally, ZEISS optics have been calibrated specifically for the Xperia smartphone. The ZEISS T* coating contributes to accurate rendering and contrast by reducing reflections for all rear camera lenes.
The front camera is also equipped with a new 12MP “Exmor RS™ for mobile” image sensor, which is a larger image sensor than the previous model. It enables noise reduction in dark scenes and selfie shooting in 4K HDR.
Xperia 1 IV provides unparalleled video capabilities. Based on direct feedback from video creators, Sony developed its “Videography Pro” feature, which centralizes settings for video. This allows users to easily adjust settings such as focus, exposure, and white balance – even while recording.
Users can capture and playback fast-moving scenes and slow-motion video at up to 5x due to the device’s ability to record in 4K 120fps video on all its lenses. The Xperia 1 IV also supports Eye AF technology and object tracking for video, allowing the user to keep sharp focus on the subject and spend more time composing their shot.
Sony’s newest smartphone also features 4K HDR multi-frame shooting for video recording. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV allows for seamless zoom from its ultra-wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for even more creative freedom
The Xperia 1 IV combines a powerful optical telephoto zoom lens with beautiful bokeh and advanced autofocus technology to deliver stunning imagery. Xperia 1 IV enables Real-Time Eye AF and 20fps burst with AE (auto exposure)/AF in HDR on all three rear lenses to capture portraits for both people and animals, even when photographing fast-moving subject and in challenging shooting conditions. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV uses AI white balance to capture and correct colors under challenging lighting conditions, delivering true-to-life results.