There's no better time than now to start learning about HD photography techniques, and the Sony Xperia ion is one gadget you should definitely add to your shortlist. Whether it's trying to achieve sharp, clear images of your photos to display on an HDTV, or trying to shoot smooth, crisp video, our tips will most certainly help. Experience everything in HD with Sony's first LTE smartphone - Xperia ion. Continue reading for more information.
Let's face it, people don't like to carry around a pocket or bag full of devices these days. So, having an all-in-one gadget, like the Sony Xperia ion, is especially important for mobile connoisseurs. This sleek and stylish handset is the company's first LTE smartphone, designed with both casual as well as photography enthusiasts in mind.
Featuring a stunning 12-megapixel camera (16x digital zoom) w/an Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor for low-light conditions. This impressive fast capture camera goes from sleep to shot in just over a second, using the dedicated camera key, and can go from shot-to-shoot in just about a second. The Xperia ion is equipped with a 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD expansion, and a breathtaking, scratch-resistant 4.55" Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine, all running on Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Thanks to the incredible hardware, the Xperia ion's main camera is capable of shooting full 1080p HD video, along with 720p video conferencing footage, using the front-facing camera - HDMI input / output connectivity enables you to easily view your photos and videos on an HDTV compatible display. That's not all, it can also take a breathtaking 3D panoramic images. Simply put, this handset offers a true HD mobile experience.
If you thought the cameras and display were the only draws of the Xperia ion, think again. Users will also have access to millions of blockbuster movies, chart-topping songs, and even TV shows through the Sony Entertainment Network. No stone was left unturned, as you'll also get an enhanced listening experience with Sony's xLOUD technology. Still not convinced that the ion is the best smartphone for HD everything? That's ok, we have a few fun and easy HD photography tips for you below.
HD Photography Tips
The idea of a single device that does it all is certainly appealing. If you're aiming for a point-and-shoot camera or just a camera-equipped smartphone, make sure you select one with at least a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor and 16:9 shooting ratio, with the ability to shoot at high resolutions. The combination of these features will allow you to achieve stunning images on any HDTV, or any display for that matter.
HD Video Tips
Compact point-and-shoot digital cameras have been able to capture short videos for many years, normally at a maximum of 640 x 480 pixels at a frame rate of 15 or 30 frames per second (fps). While these modes may have been more than sufficient for sending as email attachments and web use, they're definitely not high enough quality for much else, and they certainly won't look too great on a large HDTV display. However, the good news is that a new generation of smartphones - like the Sony Xperia ion - have arrived that are capable of capturing high definition video almost as well as it can capture high resolution stills. Two of the most important things to look for are the ability to shoot in HD (1080p or 720p) and storage capacity (onboard and memory expansion slots).
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