The Sony Xperia Z1 captures our low light scene at ISO 400 thanks to its fast F2.0 lens. However, the shutter speed is at 1/8 sec extremely slow and could in a real-life situation lead to image blur through camera shake. Nevertheless in our scene the Sony is doing quite a decent job. Noise and artifacts are being amplified at these higher sensitivities but most noise is of the grainy kind that we are more than willing to tolerate and color (chroma) noise is very well under control.

Noise reduction is smearing some fine detail away but compared to some of the competition the Sony is doing well, with still very good edge detail, color and saturation.