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The Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone


 Last Updated  - 31st August 2021

I don't own a smartphone, mine is an old Samsung which I use for making and receiving calls as well as the odd text message. It has done me well and I have had this particular model for some 8 years. I swore I would never get a smartphone.

Then the Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone appeared this year and it has some fascinating core elements that intrigued me. The camera has a 12Mpixel sensor, it's lenses have a field of view of 16mm-105mm, it shoots RAW DNG files as well as Jpegs and the RAWS can be edited in my PCs Lightroom software.
I have seen some of the camera jpegs which are on various websites and they look good.

It seems the ideal camera for my casual photography and the bonus: the lenses are made by Zeiss. It is a bit on the large side and I would have to fit a protective cover; so it may prove too large for my motorcycle bomber jackets but it would certainly fit in my touring jacket. A small price to pay, but in the summer, I do prefer wearing a bomber jacket when out on my motorbike.

I am seriously considering purchasing this smartphone for calls, text messages, email and of course, photography. I could use Microsoft Edge for the occasional internet browsing. I detest Google and any app to do with social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. Those and the other apps that come with the phone would be deleted as I would have no use for them.
I already have a virus protection contract with MacAfee.

If I do get the Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone, I will complete a review of it with sample images.


Sony Official Video -

You can use the Sony Photography Pro app which compliments the camera with a graphical interface for Auto and Manual photography. See introduction video below -

Perhaps I would get one of those health watches to make sure I don't overdo it on my pedal cycle. I think the Fitbit Charge 5 is a great choice and it will become available at the end of September 2021.

I like the look of the optional Black Sports Strap -



A neat review of the Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone -





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Richard Lawrence
United Kingdom


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