Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and HTC Desire S – Camera challenge

Sony Ericsson tell us that they’ve improved camera technology. This new Xperia arc has a Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor that lets you “capture high-quality movies and stills in low light”. Well, tonight I was in the garage. The sun was setting and I was snapping pictures for my own blog. It seemed like a great test – snap the same shots on the HTC Desire S and the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc.

Would the Xperia arc live up to it’s promise ? Well, we should say in advance that the HTC Desire S has a 5 megapixel camera and the Xperia arc has an 8 megapixel unit, but see for yourself..


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HTC Desire S
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and HTC Desire S   Camera challenge
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and HTC Desire S   Camera challenge

HTC Desire S

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and HTC Desire S   Camera challenge

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and HTC Desire S   Camera challenge

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and HTC Desire S   Camera challenge

HTC Desire S

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and HTC Desire S   Camera challenge

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  • You’d think HTC would learn by now really…

    Kudos for SE, although Engadget didn’t rate the video capture

  • Clearly (pardon the pun), the Xperia pics are far superior. Much clearer with better colours. I’m surprised how marked the difference is actually. You’d probably think the Desire S pics are fine until you see them next to the Xperia pics.

  • Dhr v L.

    Engadget are Iphone fans! the same with al the reviews saying things about the front facing camera almost nobody uses them! Sorry for my bad englisch!

  • Anonymous

    And HTC have always used cheap substandard tinny microphones so Sony ericsson is also far superior for video recording.

  • Anonymous

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