While playing with the SONY Ericsson XPERIA Arc at SONY’s booth at CES, we were told that the XPERIA Arc’s camera featured substantial improvements over the year’s XPERIA X10. We played around with the camera a bit and tried emailing the image files we took to ourselves. Since the handsets were connected over EDGE, the emails never showed up in our inbox. Fortunately for us, SONY Ericsson has posted a video to highlight some of the new camera features included in the XPERIA Arc.
Compared to other Android phones, the SONY Ericsson XPERIA X10 has one of the best digital cameras currently available. So how could the XPERIA Arc be that much better? SONY Ericsson has equipped the Arc with the SONY Exmor RTM back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which allows the Arc to take brighter and more vibrant pictures. To make things even better, the XPERIA Arc’s camera has an aperture value of f/2.4 which allows the camera to have extremely fast shutter speeds even in low light situations.
For more details about the SONY Ericsson’s camera, we suggest you head on over to the official SONY Ericsson Product Blog or simply check out the video clip below. I know we all want a dual-core processor to power our next Android phone, but wouldn’t it be nice if your phone’s camera could actually take better pictures than that $200 point-and-shoot camera you got 4 years ago?
Update: Digging through the SE Product Blog, I was able to find a SONY Ericsson promotional video which shows off some of the capabilities of the Arc’s new camera and how the Exmor R image sensor works. Real world footage will certainly look different, but if the Exmor R can deliver half of what SE is promising, the Arc will certainly be one of the best Android camera phones in 2011.