Sony Motion Eye camera explained, or how the Xperia XZ Premium shoots epic slow-motion videos

Remember the bullet time special effects introduced by the Matrix movie? Remember the action scenes of Neo caught in a mid-air battle against the evil, all-powerful agent Smith? Man, those were epic! Such stunts required some serious gear to pull off, and even though it has been two decades since then, I doubt that a modern smartphone would be enough to reproduce them. But perhaps there’s a couple of phones that could get close.
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Sony introduced the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs, both of which feature …


Sony shows you how good Super slow-motion looks on the Xperia XZ Premium

According to Sony, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the first smartphone ever to shoot in Super slow motion. Shooting at a rate of 960 frames per second, the result is a dramatic look at items in motion played back at a speed that is four times slower than other smartphones. To put things in perspective, the iPhone shoots slow motion in 240 fps. Sony recorded some examples of Super slow motion that you can view by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

Speaking about the camera, the rear-facing snapper weighs in at 19MP while the front-facing snapper is 13MP. Both carry an …