By Anton D. Nagy | January 18, 2011 6:21 AM
The Sony Ericsson Product Blog published a video as well as a lengthy description of the camera on the upcoming Xperia Arc as well as its features. The handset was officially launched on January 6, 2011 and will be available in the first quarter of the year in Midnight Blue and Misty Silver flavors.
Hardware-wise, the Xperia Arc — we had a hands-on with the device — features an 8.1-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R sensor (those into Sony camcorders might be familiar with the sensor and its name). The Exmor R sensor is a back-illuminated one which should translate in much better low-light sensitivity so you’ll hopefully be able to capture good photos in the dark with your Xperia Arc. The aperture level of f/2.4 should also add to the low-light sensitivity letting more light hit the sensor but we’ll really need to have a test in order to see if these numbers actually translate into an improved real-life experience. The camera on the handset is also advertised to have very low time-outs (the amount of time needed between capturing multiple photographs).
Software-wise, the interface implemented by Sony Ericsson offers a cornucopia of settings and features. We only mention scene modes (eight in total: Landscape, Night Portrait, Sports, Document, Portrait, Night Scene, Beach and snow as well as Party), smile detection, face detection, image stabilization, red-eye reduction, and more.
Aside from the camera, the Xperia Arc features a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor, 512 MB internal memory, 8GB microSD card supplied, 4.2-inch TFT Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine running FWVGA (854 x 480) resolution protected by shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA support and HDMI port.
Check out the video demonstration below and please note that this too was captured with a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, capable of recording 720p videos. Anyone excited about this sexy looking device?
Source: Sony Ericsson Product Blog