Sony launches Xperia 1 V – smartphone powerhouse and an external recorder and monitor

An image of the Sony Xperia 1 V
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony's announced its 2023 flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 V, and it comes complete with a new type of CMOS image sensor spearheading its triple camera mix. 

The camera phone competition is fierce right now, with established players like Google's Pixel 7 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro being challenged by the likes of the Xiaomi 13 Ultra and the Huawei P60 Pro, but where does Sony fit into this mix?

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.