Sony Just Crammed A Zoom Lens, Tracking AF in the Sony Xperia 1 III

A smartphone that has autofocus tracking and a 105mm lens? Here’s what’s new for Sony’s photo-focused smartphones.

After bringing A9-like autofocus to smartphones last year, Sony is again trying to push sports-ready autofocus into pockets. The Sony Xperia 1 III brings real-time subject tracking to the company’s smartphone line-up. And, if that’s not enough, Sony packed in a periscoped optical zoom lens. Said lens shoots at both 70mm and 105mm. Announced today, April 14, the smartphone continues the earlier Xperia models’ photo-first focus. The company today also announced the Sony Xperia 5 III. It’s a smaller, cheaper smartphone that still has the variable telephoto lens. However, it lacks real-time tracking.

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Kodak’s New PixPro AZ521 Will Let You Be a Creeper From Far Away


Yes people, Kodak is still making point and shoot cameras. And they recently announced their brand new AZ521 camera which has all the features that would appeal to the professional stalker. As is typical with a point and shoot, there is a small 16MP CMOS sensor inside. But in front of that sensor is a 52x Optical Zoom lens that starts out with an f2.9 aperture and ends with f5.6. The camera also has built in image stabilization, and full HD video shooting on top of a 120fps video shooting mode that sizes itself down to VGA standards.

ePhotozine has a hands on preview with the camera already if you’re interested.