We all know the Arc takes fabulous photos in low light, as evidenced by some of the stuff posted here, but Bex Foster from the Tech Lab has raised a valid question about the zoom capabilities (or lack thereof) on the Arc and Play.
See here for original post and discussion:
There IS a zoom facility when you take take pictures at 2M resolution but seeing as though the phone can take 8M pictures why you would use this setting is beyond me. This is something that could (and should) be a problem as it’s a bit weird to have a really good camera phone with limited zoom capabilities and does seem like a step backwards.
Maybe it’s the BRAVIA software interfering with the zoom mode? I’m not sure, but this issue has popped up a lot in the last few days. Using third-party apps lilke Vignette will grant you zoom in 8M, plus a full-screen, 16:9 display. But, as stated above, why should we use third-party apps to do what was previously available on an older phone with older software?
Xperiablog seems to have picked up the original thread of our discussion on Facebook and have run their own post: