Sony to offer smartphone with ISO 51200 camera

(Facebook/sonymobile)A promotional image of the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact.

The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) is an avenue where tech companies showcase some of their latest offerings and upcoming products, and Sony made use of the opportunity to reveal a new feature that will be an apple in the eye of phone camera lovers.

According to a PetaPixel report, the tech giant showcased a new smartphone dual camera setup capable of shooting images at an impressive ISO 51200. Moreover, the camera can also record videos at ISO 12800.

"At Sony, we know how important a sophisticated camera is in a smartphone, so we have continued to push the boundaries of what is possible," said Sony in a blog post. "With a newly developed dual camera and Sony's newly developed fusion image signal processor which makes real-time processing possible, it allows image capture in extremely dark conditions," the post went on to say.

Moreover, the company explained that ultra-high sensitivity will enable users to capture brighter images that have less noise and are less blurry using low-light abilities. Such abilities, the PetaPixel report noted, are only possible through interchangeable cameras as of the moment.

Meanwhile, Forbes noted that the differences between Sony Fusion technology and other dual camera phone setups in the market today are yet to be determined. Furthermore, the available phones that feature dual cameras are already harnessing the light-gathering prowess of the setup. In addition, Sony has yet to finalize the feature, which means there is still a lot of room for tweaks and adjustments in the coming months.

During the MWC 2018, Sony also launched its new flagship smartphones, namely, the Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ2 Compact. The new flagship devices are focused on providing topnotch experience to its users as far as entertainment goes.

"If entertainment is your priority, then our new Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are your smartphones," said Hideyuki Furumi, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications.

"From what's inside — world-class technology, to a new sleek, sophisticated design, these smartphones are everything you need and probably a lot more. We have pushed Sony's boundaries even further with our new products for movie recording, viewing, and music listening – offering entertainment to the extreme," Furumi added.