Catch a look at these European cities in exquisite 4K filmed with the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone

by on January 31, 2016

Stephan Jukic – January 31, 2016

In a rather powerful publicity campaign called “Fleeting Moments”, 4K technology leader Sony has commissioned a whole series of short videos which were shot by filmmakers throughout several European cities including London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan using nothing but Sony’s own Xperia Z5 4K smartphone camera.

The videos not only make an effort to show off the admittedly beautiful quality of the smartphone’s 4K UHD video shooting capacity, they also capture hat could be called the “essence” of each of the selected cities. Along with each video, the filmmaker who shot it tries to convey the story of their city using the video captured by the Z5 4K phone and through their own narrative flow.

As for the single tool used to make these movies, the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone is the only phone model in the world which currently offers a 4K ultra HD display screen and is also one of a couple dozen flagship smartphone models which come with some pretty robust 4K video recording capacity.

Furthermore, in the case of the Xperia Z5, the camera in question is more than just your average piece of phone camera technology and offers up some enormous video and photo resolution, a lightning-fast autofocus, a 0.03 second shutter speed and an X5 image zoom that’s particularly impressive when you consider the fact that this is all packed into a tiny smartphone cam.

In any case, the videos themselves are quite a visual spectacle and do what we think is a great job of really showing off not only the video recording abilities of the Z5 but also of capturing the beauty of these important, deeply historic cities of Europe.

Sony's Xperia Z5 4K smartphone can capture some pretty spectacular UHD footage and ultra-high res photo to boot.

Sony’s Xperia Z5 4K smartphone can capture some pretty spectacular UHD footage and ultra-high res photo to boot.

This Sony campaign is reminiscent of similar publicity efforts made by other smartphone and camera makers, which we have covered on this site in the past. Apple’s iPhone 6S, which also offers 4K recording, has been used to film a short documentary about life in the urban landscapes of Haiti and we’ve also seen a campaign by Samsung in which actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt captured 4K video clips with one of their 4K SLR cameras, the NX1.

All of the videos can be seen on YouTube and if you happen to have access to the apps 4K viewing abilities on your 4K UHD smart TV or can watch these videos in ultra HD through a 4K monitor, the sharpness of each micro-movie is all the more impressive. Readers with Full HD PC screens or smart TVs can however also happily enjoy the clarity of these movies along with the visual effect they try to convey.

All of the Sony Xperia videos are below and feel free to enjoy! Anyone from one of these cities might even find themselves feeling more than a bit of nostalgia while watching them.





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