Sony Xperia Pro review

The Sony Xperia Pro is definitely a work tool – not a personal phone

Sony Xperia Pro
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Sony Xperia Pro is one of the most unique camera phones we’ve tested, with its multi-function feature set. Costing an eye-watering $2,499 / £2,299 though, it’s incredibly difficult to justify, and would be a terrible buy as a personal smartphone. While the 12MP camera performs well, it isn’t the world’s best camera phone, and dedicated field monitors offer significantly richer functionality (and external recording) for videographers. For professionals looking to save invaluable space in their kit bag though – run and gun or documentary shooters, say – the Xperia Pro is a one-of-a-kind solution that will definitely lighten your load.


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    Undeniably useful multi-functions

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    Gorgeous 4K OLED display

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    Most stable 5G on any phone we've tested


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    Way overpriced as a personal phone

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    No recording as an external monitor

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    No overlays like focus peaking/zebra etc

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The Sony Xperia Pro is a logical step for Sony. This company has its finger in all the pies, and the Xperia Pro is a testament to that fact. While Sony has had trouble integrating its imaging capabilities into its phones in a meaningful way in the past, it’s hard to deny that the Xperia Pro goes further than any phone before to deliver true value to both fans of Sony’s imaging and smartphone lines. At a price.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.