Recently Sony has begun rolling out Android Oreo 8.0 update for its flagship Xperia XZ Premium. The update has listed a bunch of improvements and new features, with “A fix for the pesky camera distortion issue.”The reason behind the rear camera distortion is due to the lenses that are a bit wider than on most smartphones. The same type of camera lenses is featured in the Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XZs.
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There were several users around the globe complaining about the camera distortion issue from the last couple of weeks, but now with the new update, Sony has fixed the problem in the Xperia XZ Premium.
The issue for the distortion can easily be solved by launching the camera and enabling the “Correction for image distortion” option in the camera settings. Meanwhile, Sony noted that the Xperia XZs issue will also be solved after the Oreo update. However, the Xperia XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact runs on the Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box, which means they will be receiving a fix via firmware update.
Further, Sony noted on its blog, “Our models featuring our new Motion Eye Camera, including XZ Premium, XZs, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, feature a wide-angle lens. This lens enables an immersive experience by providing the ability to capture more scenery in the shot, however, it may also yield perspective distortion when shooting photos. Whilst this distortion is consistent with similar wide-angle lens cameras in the industry, we have listened to your feedback and developed a new optional setting in the camera menu called ‘Correction for image distortion’ to minimize the distortion effect. It will be available via an upcoming software update on XZ Premium, XZs, XZ1 and XZ1 compact.”