With a 20.7 megapixel camera, it’s not surprising that photography would be one of the most advertised features of the Xperia Z2. Rounding up both third-party and Sony original apps, the company is demonstrating ways to squeeze out more entertainment from its flagship’s high quality shooter.
When it comes to camera prowess, it seems that Xperia Z2 has got everyone beaten. At least, that’s the picture that DxOMark is painting when it revealed that it had unseated everyone else as the top dog when it came to smartphone cameras. By itself, with the Sony Social Camera app installed, of course, the Xperia Z2 already has a plethora of fun features, expandable with more addons and other apps like what Sony is advertising now.
The Perfectly Clear photo editor might not be integrated in the Xperia Z2 camera app, but it makes up for that by offering a wide range of editing options, effects, and corrections that have given this third-party app its distinction of being one of the best. Voice Balloon Photo is a rather interesting one. Once you select the mode from the Camera app, it will try to recognize what people around are saying just before you take the photo, and then add speech bubbles to liven up the piece. Sony has also augmented the set of AR effects that literally puts things inside your viewer, including Spider-Man’s face.
Most of Sony’s special camera modes and effects are available as addons for the Social Camera app running on the Xperia Z2 and other compatible devices and thus only work with those. Perfectly Clear, however, is a third-party app that can be downloaded from the link below and used on any Android device running something even as old as Android 2.3.3.