Image Sensor and Optical Zoom for Next-Level Videography and PhotographyThe Sony Xperia 1 IV features three lenses; a 16mm ultra-wide lens, 24mm wide lens, and a new unique 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 lenses.
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.
Create Incredible Video ContentThe Sony 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. Capturing smooth, shake-free video is easier than ever thanks to the latest Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye. 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, which allows videos to be recorded with wider dynamic range without losing resolution. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV allows for seamless zoom from its ultra-wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for even more creative freedom.
Livestream Anytime, AnywhereThe Sony Xperia 1 IV improves the quality of live streaming, while simplifying the process. The device enables "Eye AF" and "Object Tracking" when using Videography Pro while livestreaming to YouTube and other social media platforms. Alternatively, users can stream high-quality video from a compatible Alpha camer while using Xperia 1 IV as an external monitor. When paired with Sony's Vlog Monitor, users can livestream content by using the rear cameras.
Photography with Technology from Alpha CamerasThe Sony 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.
Cinematography Pro Powered by CineAltaThe Xperia 1 IV allows the user to create cinematic-looking content with ease. Using the Cinematography Pro "Powered by CineAlta" feature, creators can record movies with similar parameters and color settings that professionals use. All rear camera lenses enable 4K 120fps high frame rate and up to 5x slow-motion shooting. In addition, with new multi-frame shootingx now available even for cinema recording allows videos to be recorded with wider dynamic range without losing resolution.
The Ultimate Mobile Gaming ExperienceAdvanced features for gaming include a 120Hz display, 240Hz motion blur reduction and 240Hz touch-scanning rate. In addition, the game enhancer feature includes L-y (low gamma) raiser, audio equalizer and voice chat optimization to provide an immersive gaming experience. The Xperia 1 IV is optimized with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming for superior gaming performance. It also has a "Heat Suppression power control" (H.S. power control) function that suppresses performance and battery deterioration due to high temperature of the terminal even during gameplay when connected to a charger.
The Xperia 1 IV simplifies gameplay sharing with the "RT record" function that allows a user to record about 30 seconds before pressing the button. When using Game Enhancer with the new Xperia 1 IV, players can also livestream their gameplay to YouTube. A gamer can check their audience's comments even during live streaming, so the gamer can communicate with them at real time.
The new Xperia 1 IV also facilitates better live streaming via a PC. It mixes all sounds including, the player's voice, game music and the voice chat with other players, and sends it via a single cable connection to a PC. Xperia 1 IV has been chosen as the official device for the PUBG MOBILE E-sports Global Tournament 2022.
Listen to Music AuthenticallyThe Sony Xperia 1 IV has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic listening experience and implements audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. The Xperia 1 IV features new Full-stage stereo speakers with a new driver and enclosure design that outputs more power and improves low frequency and bass sounds. The speaker can also playback "360 Reality Audio (360RA)" sound. Its unique hardware decoding optimizes sound quality when listening to music properly encoded on TIDAL. It is equipped with "360 Reality Audio Upmix" that converts stereo sound sources into multi-channel sound sources like 360RA. It also supports DSEE Ultimate, which can improve the sound quality of streaming services to close to high-resolution sound quality. The Xperia 1 IV will also support Bluetooth LE Audio, via an upcoming software update, to reduce the sound delay to less than that of a conventional Bluetooth connection when listening to content.
Meet Professional Recording by Music ProA new music recording function "Music Pro" enables professional-level recording with just the Xperia 1 IV, using unique cloud processing. Music Pro up-converts vocal sounds recorded with Xperia 1 IV as if it was recorded in a professional studio, allowing the user to record full-scale songs at home or on-the-go. The cloud processing removes unwanted noise from the recorded sound using sound source separation technology. It then reproduces the frequency response of Sony's high-performance condenser microphones while producing reverberation similar to that of a professional studio. When singing and playing an acoustic guitar simultaneously, Music Pro can separate the vocal and guitar sounds and mix them at any balance. Sound recording and editing is free of charge, while cloud processing for high-quality sound is subject to a monthly fee.
Exceptional Immersive EntertainmentBoasting a stunning 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh Rate display, and no notches to interrupt the view on the 6.5" 21:9 Wide display the Xperia 1 IV offers a uniquely immersive viewing experience. The display on Xperia 1 IV is about 50% brighte and includes Real-time HDR drive for improved visibility of both bright and dark areas, even in over-exposed environments.
The X1 for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything the viewer watches. Even streaming content will have more contrast, color, and clarity. In the realm of cinema, watching a movie with Dolby Atmos is an immersive experience with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around. Now the viewer can experience Dolby Atmos sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Performance and DesignXperia 1 IV features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile platform, which works on 5G sub6/mmWave and Wi-Fi 6E, with 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of ROM and a microSD card slot. The Xperia 1 IV includes a 5,000 mAh battery with up to a 3-year long life and quick charge that gets to 50% battery in 30 minutes and has wireless charging capabilities. The Xperia 1 IV has IP65/68 water and dust resistance and uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back. Xperia 1 IV's signature super flat, super matte design comes in black and purple and blends minimalist style with premium quality materials and craftsmanship. It features a dedicated ergonomic shutter button, with an embossed finish for enhanced usability.
Pricing and Availability: Xperia 1 IV & AccessoriesThe matching "Style Cover with Stand" has the same innovative and modern design as the smartphone – it has a built- in stand, is made from anti-bacterial material, and is designed to fit perfectly in the hand. The Style Cover with Stand will be available on September 1, 2022 for approximately $35.00 USD. The Style Cover and Stand will be available in two colors: black and purple. Purple will be available exclusively at Sony's website.
The Xperia 1 IV will be available in on September 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. Purple will be available exclusively at www.electronics.sony.com. Pre-orders for both the Xperia 1 IV and the Style Cover with Stand will begin today, May 11, 2022, at 11:00 am EDT.
For a limited time, customers who pre-order Sony Xperia 1 IV starting May 11, 2022, will be eligible to receive Sony's latest WF-1000XM4 true wireless noise cancelling earbuds with purchase (a $280.00 USD value)
Updates for Xperia PRO and Xperia PRO-IBoth Xperia PRO and Xperia PRO-I will receive a software update that will enable the new Live Streaming feature being released in the Xperia 1 IV. In Xperia PRO, Live Streaming will be available through the External Monitor function. In Xperia PRO-I, the Live Streaming feature will be available through the External Monitor function and Videography Pro. In addition, the External Monitor function in Xperia PRO and Xperia PRO-I will also be enhanced with Wave Form and False Color capabilities. These updates are planned for July 2022.
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