Can ‘Lumia 950 XL’ Camera Beat ‘Sony Xperia Z5’ Camera?

Can ‘Lumia 950 XL’ Camera Beat ‘Sony Xperia Z5’ Camera?
Lumia 950 from Microsoft
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A few days ago, DxOMark Mobile’s report said that Sony Xperia Z5 is one of the best camera smartphones in the market. Now that Windows Central has tested the Lumia 950 XL camera and posted the results, we wonder if this Microsoft phone will be able to beat Sony Xperia Z5 when it comes to camera photos.


Microsoft was never known for delivering good camera phones. To be honest, the least is expected from this feature of devices from this company. But the latest Microsoft devices are here to prove everyone wrong. While posting camera results, Windows Central in its post wrote, “One area where we have high hopes for the high-end Windows Phone is in regards to its 20MP camera. Indeed, yesterday we had a chance to play around with the 950 XL’s new shooter and were very impressed both with its speed and incredible quality.”

The lead on Lumia’s camera technology, Juha Alakarhu, also took a macro shot of water droplets with his Lumia phone and posted it on his Instagram account. And the result is just like that of a high-end camera.

If you are a photography enthusiast and are still not sure whether you should go and buy a Lumia for yourself, here are a few more details about the camera of Lumia 950 XL you should know about.

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This 20-megapixel camera phone comes with –
a. Triple LED natural flash
b. 4K video recording
c. Rich Capture (feature that automatically chooses the best shooting mode)
d. 1.12-micron pixel size
e. 1/2.4-inch sensor
f. F/1.9 aperture
g. ISO up to 12800

Sony’s Xperia has one of the best cameras, and the best part is that the company has maintained the quality of its cameras. But looking at the camera results of Lumia 950 XL, we can say that there is some tough competition here. Wait till it reaches its customers. Only then will we come to know about the flaws, if any.


  • Chase Theophilos Katechis

    Microsoft is not known for quality of they’re cameras?! Are you on drugs? Lumia 1020 is still one of the best cameras out there Lumia 928 at the time. You should rethink that statement…

    • geodan7

      well technically, those were Nokia phones…but yes, the statement really didn’t need to be said.

      • bartdog

        OK, so then what phones are they talking about? When has MS made phones other than now? 🙂

        • geodan7

          I think the author would have never said “Google was never known to make good camera phones”…I think the author is just confused between the manufacturer and the operating system…either way, we’ve spent too much time on this already…of course the Windows Phone cameras are superior. 20MP, 5th gen optical image stabilization, zeiss lens, triple led flash…they’re on another level.

  • Nazir Taib

    Lol.. Where do you get the idea that Microsoft is not known for quality cameras? How about take a look at Lumia 930/1520. Or just check Lumia 640xl, and try compare Lumia 640xl camera with comparable price smartphones, you will be shock.

  • bartdog

    I have to agree with these two previous comments. My jaw almost hit the floor when I read that Microsoft was never known for delivering good camera phones. If you’re gong to play the “those were Nokia phones” card, then exactly WHAT phones ARE you talking about? Before now, when has MS actually made their own phones?
    So, yeah, this is a crap statement. The Lumia 1020 alone, as old as it is, is still one of the best camera phones out there.

  • AMRooke

    What about the 1020, which had one of the best cameras ever offered on a mobile phone? Even people who weren’t fans of the Windows Phone OS bought it just for the camera.