Sony Xperia smartphones are always known for excellent photography. Sony manufactures its own cameras and other brands boast of Sony brand lenses on their mobiles. It is therefore not surprising that its Xperia 5 model, a mid-segment device, sports a triple camera setup in the rear. Mobile phones are benchmarked for their photography performance by the DXOMark score. The Sony Xperia 5 has come up with scores of 105 on DXOMark for photography and 83 for video.
Many Ways to Look at the Score
The DXOMark score of 101 for the Sony Xperia 5 for photography and an overall score of 95 can be considered fair. It can be treated as poor as well. The score is poor if you consider that the Sony Xperia 1 had scored 91, it appears too little an improvement across successor models.
From a comparative point of view, these scores of Sony Xperia 5 almost match with that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus which scored 94. This is only as far as video performance is concerned.
The DXOMark evaluation of mobile phones for their cameras covers a number of factors, which include exposure, textures, artifacts, night and wide-angle shots. There are other parameters as well.
Commenting on the details of the technical performance, DXOMark points out that the device has a limited dynamic range. It has been explained that the color rendition gives room for improvement if the neutral white balance is increased. DXOMark says that the noise level in the dim edges when the shots are taken in low-light conditions is high. Regarding the autofocus performance, the marking is that it is consistent and accurate. The Sony Xperia 5 can be rated a reasonably good smartphone as far its camera section is concerned. There are similar comments on video performance as well.