The sample shot of this well-lit scene confirms what we've seen in the real-life samples on the previous page. The Z1 has a very small but noticeable advantage over the lower resolution competition, such as Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5s, in high contrast areas of the frame and resolves more lines on the resolution chart.

However, processing artifacts, noise and noise reduction, even at low ISOs, mean that the Sony is not noticeably better at capturing fine low-contrast detail, despite its 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch sensor, than a good 13 or even 8MP smartphone camera.