Article ID : SX913702 / Last Modified : 11/03/2022Print

Can I shoot 21:9 4K photos and videos with the Camera app?

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    To record videos in 4K (3,840 x 1,644), you can use Cinema Pro. If you want to take 21:9 photos, also use Cinema Pro. First, to take a 4K (3,840 x 1,644) photo, shoot a video clip. Then, while playing back the video, take a screenshot of the part of the video you want as a photo. If you settle for a 21:9 photo (2,520 x 1,080), tap the Grab button while in recording mode. The Grab button is available in the viewfinder when you're not recording.

    The average camera app is intended for casual usage, to snap everyday life, whereas Cinema Pro is designed to create stories using 21:9 with professional parameters and color settings. 21:9 is the default aspect ratio set by film creators.

    Note: On the premium models (Xperia® 1 III, Xperia 5 III, Xperia PRO-I, Xperia 1 IV, and Xperia 5 IV), the Camera app function has been merged into Photography Pro basic mode.