One of the things that Sony is pretty proud of when they introduced at the Mobile World Congress their new flagship line, the Xperia X series, is that its camera is one of the best in the current market, with its 23MP Exmor RS sensor that has the “Predictive Hybrid Autofocus”. Now they are once again flaunting this feature and much more by getting viral Brazilian visual artist Rafael Mantesso to be the first one to use and appreciate this camera through a photo shoot with adorable dogs in Barcelona.

Mantesso became Internet popular when he started posting quirky photos of his English Bull Terrier named Jimmy Choo, and adding his unique illustrations to the photograph. He was using his art as a coping mechanism for a difficult time in his life and when his photos resonated with a wide audience, it inspired him to go back to drawing. This time, Sony got him to work with even more dogs in a tour of the Spanish city of Barcelona, and document it with the Sony Xperia X and then enhance it later on with his illustrations.

The Predictive Hybrid Autofocus of the newest smartphone from Sony has the fastest autofocus in any smartphone in the market currently. When he selected the dog on the screen, the sensor predicted the movement of the animal and so the camera is able to capture the image without blurring. He worked with 6 different dogs, including a greyhound (Nela), a Dachshund (Compi), and even a dog named Joy which no one seems to know what breed she is.

After the photo shoot around the tourist-friendly city, he then applied his own illustrations to the images, putting them in funny situations like feeding pigeons in the famed Sagrada Familia and dreaming of bones in a taverna. The Sony Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA will be available by summer of this year.



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