Camera specs of the new Xperia 1 II, a mystery in “aperture value”, F value 1.7 or 1.8?

Sony’s new Xperia flagship the Xperia 1 II may launch in the first half of 2020.

In japan the DOCOMO version of SO-51A is scheduled to be released in late April, and the au version of SOG01 is scheduled to be released in May, but some information is ahead of schedule, but there are rumors that it will be delayed.

Now, with regard to such a new Xperia , a little “mystery” has surfaced in the specifications around the camera this time.

This is the image on the official website.

As you can see, the F value of the 24mm main camera is 1.7 .

However, on the official website of the overseas version of Xperia 1 II:

It is displayed as “F1.8”, and the promotion video on Youtube is the same

However, there are cases where “F1.7” is displayed even in the same promotion video, which seems to further deepen the mystery.

This is the first thing a user on ESATO noticed.

By the way, the main camera of Xperia 1 is F / 1.6, so there is no possibility of confusion with this.

Basically, the smaller the F value (aperture value) is, the wider the hole is. That is, a lot of light enters, so it is said that the smaller the F value, the stronger the night view and dark place photography.

However, recent smartphone cameras are considerably large due to the software processing capability after shooting, so there are some uncertainties.

Basically, I think there is a high possibility that “F / 1.7” on the official specifications is the correct answer, but then, it is a mystery why the value that does not exist is “incorrectly displayed”.

Is it possible that the usage might have changed during development?

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