Notably, and disappointly, the 20MP 1" sensor is cropped slightly, to give the 12MP output, rather than using oversampling, as used in countless Lumias 5 or 6 years ago. Oh well.
The Xperia Pro-I also has another pair of 12MP cameras - a f/2.2 ultrawide unit and a f/2.4 2x telephoto, mainly used to help portrait shots, presumably. It's a little odd to see such a monster main lens and then not have a long zoom (e.g. with a periscope) as well, though, especially at the price. All lenses have T* coatings.
Video is also central to the Xperia Pro-I's mission, with 4K video at up to 120fps (for cinematic 5x slow motion).
Away from imaging, we're talking:
- 6.5" 4K OLED at 120Hz refresh rate
- Snapdragon 888 chipset with 12GB of RAM
- 512GB storage, plus microSD
- 4,500mAh battery
- USB-PD fast charging
- 4G and sub-6 5G
- IP68 rating
- USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
- DisplayPort and HDMI video output
- NFC, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
- capacitive fingerprint reader
- 3.5mm audio jack
Sales start in December, in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Nordics, at €1,799.
I don't really understand Sony's thinking sometimes - they say the Xperiai-I is 'aimed at photographers'. But then, by definition, these users don't need a £1600 camera-phone. They already own a DSLR at the very least. Your thoughts welcome.
PS. GSMArena somehow already has a hands-on published.