Camera was the name of the game when Sony announced the Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ Premium this year. A new Motion Eye camera was introduced which claimed to bring better detail, light capture, fast focus, super slow motion and more. However users are now reporting of issues.
A few users have complained about a camera distortion issue with the flagship smartphones. The distortion issue is not new to the smartphone community and it usually occurs if a wide-angled lens is stuffed into a thin body. As a result, the edges of the photos get warped severely.
However, Sony had prompted a new “anti-distortion” technology with the Motion Eye Camera. This is a software enhancement that makes sure that the moving objects are stable while taking a click.
The hardware seems to be faulty though. Users have posted in Sony Mobile forums as well as XDA Developers forums outlining test grids that are supposed to be straight but do not appear to. The edges of the photographs seem to be affected the most with only the centre area remaining straight.
Sony responded back to a user who had complained regarding this issue. This is what Sony had to say:
Sony Mobile Communications has received a small number of comments from consumers that they have experienced distortion in some images taken with their Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium devices. We would like to assure our customers that with our new Motion Eye Camera we are delivering the best possible balance of image quality and advanced features. The comments experienced are familiar for a wide-angle field of view lens and accepted within the industry and we believe we are still providing the highest possible image quality whilst capturing more of the scene in the photo with its wide field of view.