Xperia PRO-I | 1.0-type image sensor camera with full smartphone capabilities


Xperia PRO-I | 1.0-type image sensor camera with full smartphone capabilities

Combining a large 1.0-type image sensor with Sony's high-speed processing and intuitive UI, the Xperia PRO-I offers professional imaging performance for photographers, videographers, and cinematographers. In addition, its communication capabilities enable you to shoot, edit, and send with a single device.
Xperia PRO-I | 1.0-type image sensor camera with full smartphone capabilities

Featuring Sony's dedicated camera technologies

Combining a 1.0-type image sensor, sophisticated glass lens, and Sony's advanced image signal processors, the Xperia PRO-I achieves professional imaging quality to satisfy even the most demanding photographer.

Large 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with phase detection AF sensor1

Based on the RX100 VII's sensor but developed and tuned exclusively for the Xperia PRO-I, the large 1.0-type sensor offers high levels of image resolution and less noise. The result is superb imaging quality with realistic textures and remarkable detail.

Highly sensitive 2.4μm pixel pitch

The 1.0-type image sensor's impressive 2.4μm pixel pitch offers high sensitivity and contributes to outstanding texture reproduction, even when shooting in low light. [1] Conventional [2] New Xperia.

Less noise in low light

Thanks to the high-sensitivity 1.0-type image sensor, the Xperia PRO-I can achieve photos with less noise in low-light conditions.

Clear details in high dynamic range conditions

In high dynamic range situations, the 1.0-type image sensor enables the Xperia PRO-I to bring out the detail, both in the dark areas and the bright parts of the image.

Artistic natural bokeh effects

Another advantage of the large image sensor is that the Xperia PRO-I is able to capture beautiful shots with naturally deep bokeh.

ZEISS Tessar optics featuring a glass aspheric lens

The ZEISS Tessar optics adapted for the Xperia PRO-I delivers high-resolution images with less peripheral image distortion and more intense contrast and sharpness.

Reducing reflection for superior results

The optical elements of ZEISS lenses feature T* anti-reflective coating on all surfaces and an optical design that guarantees images of superior brilliance at all times, even in unfavorable lighting conditions.

Dual aperture gives you more variety2

The dual aperture of F2.0 / 4.0 lets you experiment with depth of field and portray your subject in a variety of ways.

Triple lens and 3D iToF sensor for total creative freedom

The Xperia PRO-I's 24 mm lens with 1.0-type image sensor is complemented by two further lens options, a 16 mm and a 50 mm, enabling you to get creative with composition. A 3D iToF sensor instantly calculates the distance between the camera and your subject, ensuring fast, accurate auto-focus in any scene. All three lenses support phase detection AF.

Processing for high-speed performance and impeccable imaging quality

The latest BIONZ X for Mobile image processing engine, Sony's unique front-end LSI and 1.0-type image sensor, and Sony's original image-processing algorithms, ensure accurate imaging, even with quick-moving subjects.

AF that covers more of the frame

On the Xperia PRO-I, 315 (21x15) phase detection AF points cover 90% of the frame. So AF works pretty much wherever your subject is and is able to lock on to your subject incredibly fast.

Real-Time Eye AF-for humans and animals2

Real-Time Eye AF lets you take stunning portraits, whether you're photographing people or animals. Even if your subject is on the move or one eye is obscured, you'll capture memorable images full of energy and expression.

Real-Time Tracking keeps fast-moving subjects in focus3

Using AI and a 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, Real-Time Tracking can accurately detect and focus on a fast-moving subject, then keep on tracking it even if it temporarily moves out of sight. To specify your subject, simply touch it on the Xperia PRO-I display.

20fps burst shooting4 with less noise

The fast image sensor offers continuous burst shooting at up to 20fps, and the camera tracks subjects with AF/AE calculations at up to 60 times per second, even when they're moving erratically or at high speed. Even in low-light conditions, burst shooting with the Xperia PRO-I produces sharp images with less noise, thanks to the unique processing engine. [1] AF/AE calculation.

Anti-distortion shutter

The 1.0-type image sensor's fast readout helps suppress the rolling-shutter effect that can distort images when photographing fast-moving subjects.

Optical image stabilization for shots with less blur5

If your hand is unsteady when you're taking the shot, Optical Image Stabilization technology helps deliver images with less blur, even in dark conditions.

Multi frame noise reduction

In low-light or high dynamic range situations, the Xperia PRO-I can utilize multi-frame noise reduction. It automatically shoots more than 10 images continuously, combines them, reduces the noise, and records them as one image to further enhance the high imaging quality.

12-bit RAW for smooth color gradation2

When shooting in RAW format, the Xperia PRO-I supports 12-bit, which creates smooth and rich tonal gradation of the color without banding.

Controls and settings inspired by Alpha

With Photography Pro on the Xperia PRO-I, you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras. Using an interface inspired by Alpha cameras, you can choose manual controls or automatic settings and shoot in RAW. Photography Pro also offers Basic mode for fast access to a range of easy-to-use photography features including a touch shutter button.

Shutter button gives you that true camera feel

With its dedicated shutter button, using the Xperia PRO-I feels a lot like using the Sony RX100 series. It even features the same shutter switch module and requires similar button strokes to operate AF and shutter release. You can also long-press the shutter button to quickly launch Photography Pro and start shooting immediately.

Fit a camera strap for peace of mind

The Xperia PRO-I features a built-in strap-hole, so you can easily attach a wrist or neck strap6 for added peace of mind when you're out and about taking photos.

High quality video with an authentic shooting experience

With its 1.0-type image sensor, the Xperia PRO-I takes the quality of your videos to another level, while Sony's unique UI helps you fully realize your creative vision, achieving shots just as you intended.

Videography Pro gives you creative control

Videography Pro on the Xperia PRO-I puts all the creative settings you need in the palm of your hand. Drawing on Sony's expertise across a range of video and movie cameras, the Videography Pro interface lets you tailor manual controls to suit your needs or rely on auto mode for total convenience.

Eye AF for stills and videos

Sony's advanced eye-detection and tracking performance are not only the secret to beautiful still portraits, they also help you capture stunning video footage. By recognizing the human or animal eye and maintaining focus on it as your subject moves, Eye AF brings videos to life as never before.

Stay focused with Object Tracking for videos

Object Tracking can automatically track a moving subject and keep it in sharp focus, even when it doesn't have eyes or its eyes are obscured from view.

Shoot video in 4K HDR 120fps2

For greater creative flexibility, the Xperia PRO-I lets you shoot high quality video in 4K HDR 120fps, and select playback frame rates from 24fps up to 120fps.

Capture smooth, shake-free video

The Xperia PRO-I features the very latest Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye1, which couples the image sensor's increased reading speed with Sony's original algorithm for optical image stabilization. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.

Record voices loud and clear

Normally when shooting video on an Xperia camera, sound is recorded through stereo microphones to reproduce multi-dimensional sound. But the Xperia PRO-I also features a built-in monaural microphone next to the main camera, enabling you to focus on recording speech clearly while other sounds remain in the background.

Film yourself in exceptional quality with the Vlog Monitor for Xperia PRO-I6, 7

Whether you're a vlogger, a YouTuber, or just sharing with friends, the Xperia PRO-I's 1.0-type image sensor lets you film yourself with outstanding imaging quality. And by attaching the Vlog Monitor for Xperia PRO-I, you can see exactly what you're recording and create truly memorable content.

Enjoy 21:9 movie recording with Cinematography Pro "powered by CineAlta"8

Record movies with similar parameters and color settings to the professionals. Expertise from our Digital Cinema Camera engineers, Look color management pre-sets, 21:9 ratio, 4K HDR, 120fps high frame rate, and 24, 25, 30, and 60fps give you all the tools you need.

Shoot stunning slow motion in 4K HDR 120fps9

Capture high-quality slow-motion footage in 4K HDR 120 fps to create dramatic and expressive moments.

Shoot, edit, send: do it all, with the Xperia PRO-I

With most cameras, once the shooting is over, you head home to your laptop or PC to edit and share your work. But the Xperia PRO-I lets you do it all from one device, wherever and whenever you choose.

Deliver your images, fast

When you're out on location, you can immediately deliver the images you've just shot using the 5G network.10 Or connect your Xperia PRO-I to your computer by USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and send them from there.

Water and dust resistant

With the Xperia PRO-I, you can shoot in locations and conditions that other cameras can't, thanks to IP65/6811 water resistance and protection against dust.

Large, easily expandable memory

The Xperia PRO-I has a large internal memory, with 12 GB RAM for handling intensive computing tasks and 512 GB ROM offering ample storage for photos, films, and other files. Storage memory is easily expandable, with support for microSD cards up to 1 TB and fast transfer to and from the SD card. For convenience, no tool is needed to insert or remove SD cards or SIM cards.

Fast data transfer with USB 3.2 Gen 2

Compared to its Gen 1 predecessor, the USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) connection lets you transfer data twice as fast from your Xperia PRO-I to your PC.

Authentic camera look and feel

With its characteristic 24 mm lens and dedicated shutter button, the Xperia PRO-I echoes authentic, compact camera styling. The distinctive waved-edge frame offers high-grip performance and makes the body more robust.

Frosted black finish evokes iconic camera style

The frosted glass back panel and matt finish enhance the Xperia PRO-I's authentic camera feel, while the blast-treated metal frame adds a sense of strength and style.

No plastic in the packaging

As part of Sony's sustainability drive, the packaging for the Xperia PRO-I uses no plastic, with plastic components either eliminated or replaced with paper materials.

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Dimensions 6.5 x 2.8 x 0.4”
Weight 7.4 oz
Display Size 6.5" 21:9 wide display12
Display Resolution 4K HDR OLED (3840 x 1644)
Features 120Hz Refresh rate13, 240Hz Motion blur reduction13, 240Hz Touch scanning rate13, Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" - Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction, DCI-P3 100%, ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)14, Illuminant D65 White point, 10-bit tonal gradation15, X1 for mobile, 21:9 Multi-window, Multi-window switch, One hand mode
Image playback format JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, WebP, WBMP, HEIF, DNG, CR2, NEF, NRW, ARW, RW2, ORF, RAF, PEF, SRW
Video playback format H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG-4 Video, AV1, VP8, VP9
Water Resistant Water resistant(IPX5/IPX8)11, Dust proof(IP6X)11
Durability Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus (Front), Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 (Rear)
Camera Triple lens camera
Rear Camera (1)
Resolution 12 MP
Size 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor
Aperture F2.0/F4.0
Focal length 24 mm
Field of view 85°
Rear camera (2)
Resolution 12 MP
Size 1/2.9" Exmor RS for mobile sensor
Aperture F2.4
Focal length 50 mm
Field of view 48°
Rear camera (3)
Resolution 12 MP
Size 1/2.5" Exmor RS for mobile sensor
Aperture F2.2
Focal length 16 mm
Field of view 124°
Camera Features
Features Photography Pro, ZEISS® quality lenses calibrated specifically for Xperia PRO-I, ZEISS® Tessar Optics with T* coating, up to 20fps AF/AE16, up to 60 times per second continuous AF/AE calculation17, Real-time Eye AF(Human, Animal)18, Real-time Tracking19, 3D iToF, RGB-IR, OIS photo20, LED, photo flash, photo light, video light, AI super resolution zoom, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo
Image capture format JPEG(.jpg), RAW(.dng)21
Video Recording
Features Cinematography Pro "powered by CineAlta," Videography Pro, 4K HDR Video recording 24, 25, 30, 60, and 120fps22, OIS and EIS Video23, Optical SteadyShotwith FlawlessEye24, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization)25, Slow motion (720p 120fps), Intelligent wind filter
Video recording format .mp4(H.264, H.265)
Front Camera (1)
Resolution 8MP
Size 1/4"
Aperture F2.0
Field of view 78°
Features HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), Portrait selfie, Display flash, Hand gesture
Hi-Res Hi-Resolution Audio, High-Resolution Audio Wireless (LDAC)26
Other features 3.5 mm audio jack, 360 Reality Audio27, 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding28, 360 Spatial Sound29, Full-stage stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos®30, DSEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptX HD audio31
Playback Format AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AAC-ELD, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM, Opus, ALAC, DSD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby AC-4, 360 Reality Audio Music Format
Recording Format AAC-LC , AAC+, AAC-ELD, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Features PS Remote Play32, DUALSHOCK®4 Control compatibility33, Game Enhancer
Features Dynamic Vibration System
Memory & Storage
Internal memory 512GB UFS34
External memory microSDXC support (up to 1 TB)35
SIM Capability
Number of SIM Dual SIM hybrid36
SIM type nanoSIM
Operating System
Version Android 1137
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform31
Capacity 4500 mAh
Charging type USB Power Delivery (USB PD) fast charging
Other features Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode
2G Band 850, 900, 1800, 190038
3G Band 2100(Band 1), 1900(Band 2), 1700(Band 4), 850(Band 5), 800(Band 6), 900(Band 8), 800(Band 19)38
4G Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 7138
5G Band n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n7838
WiFi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n(2.4GHz)/n(5GHz)/ac
Location A-GPS, A-Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS39
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 5.2 wireless technology
USB type Type-C®
USB version USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
Other features Smart connectivity, Google Cast, NFC, Output video/image via Display Port support TypeC Cable or USB-C to HDMI Adapter Cable (Display port 4K/60 fps)40
Sensor Type Fingerprint sensor
Accessibility Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)41, Teletypewriter (TTY)42 /SERVICES: Live Transcribe41, Sound notifications41 /SCREEN READERS: Select to Speak41, TalkBack41, Text-to-speech output41 /DISPLAY: Font size, Display size, Dark theme, Magnification, Color correction, Color inversion, Large mouse pointer, Remove animations /INTERACTION CONTROLS: Accessibility Menu41, Switch Access41, Click after mouse pointer stops moving, Power button ends call, Auto-rotate screen, Touch & hold delay, Time to take action (Accessibility timeout), Vibration & haptic strength, System navigation /AUDIO & ON-SCREEN TEXT: Mono audio, Audio balance, Caption preferences /EXPERIMENTAL: High contrast text, Shortcut from lock screen