World’s first 48K 360° video with Xperia Z5 Compact

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Sony has created a 360˚ video shot entirely on 12x Xperia Z5 Compact devices


Last month Sony headed out to Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Grenoble, home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe, with eight of Europe’s best Instagrammers – to see what would happen when the world’s best camera in a smartphone* met Les Deux Alpes. They asked each to stretch Xperia Z5’s camera capability to its limits across a number of challenges – including fast autofocus to capture movement, action and snow spray on the slopes, 5x Clear Image Zoom for beautiful backdrops and low-light technology for the festival after hours – as you’ll see, the images speak for themselves.

Instagrammers who took part included @akusepp, @le_petit_francais, @christianmcld, @mesvoyagesaparis, @s_timmung,@ahtlaqdmm, @peppyhere and @berriestagram.

Sony also created a 360˚ video shot entirely on 12x Xperia Z5 Compact devices, each filming simultaneously in 4K. They wanted to capture scenes from the slopes, from gravity defying freestylers to high-speed races. They then edited to create the world’s first “48K” video to show you just how great the camera technology of the Xperia Z5 is.


The video is completely interactive, so you can explore the slopes using the on-screen navigation keys. The experience will be even better if you watch on your Z5 or using a Google Cardboard or VR Headset and the YouTube Android App. It’s like you’re there yourself.

Video Link here too:

*Based on Sony Xperia™ Z5 /Z5 Compact’s main camera resolution, speed of autofocus and image quality assessment by 200 UK consumers, compared to Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One M9, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 (being the “Leading Smartphones” defined by Strategy Analytics as the top six flagship devices according to shelf share in 2015). Camera resolution was compared to the top 100 selling smartphones of 2015 and verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX & PriceTRAX Services as of 3rd July 2015. Consumer research was conducted by Strategy Analytics between 5-6th August 2015. Technical testing was conducted by Strategy Analytics on 7th August 2015. For more information plus source go to:


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