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The Sony Xperia T has a rear-facing 13MP camera which is definitely one of its top features.
Both the quality of the photos, and the range of features included are superb. You also have a 1.3MP front-facing camera, capable of 720p HD, for video calls or Skype chats.
If you want to shoot in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio you have to drop down to 10MP, but as any photographer will tell you, there's more to a camera than just the number of megapixels.
A few of the usual settings are available, including red eye reduction, geotagging, smile detection and a self timer.
The Sony Xperia T features an f/2.4 aperture which is about standard for top-tier smartphones at the moment.
Interestingly, some of the more advanced features like white balance and ISO settings aren't included on the Xperia T. We've seen these on other phones – particularly the Nokia Lumia 900 – and photography buffs might take issue with this.
A couple of other notable features have made it onto the Xperia T such as the panorama shot. You pan the camera across from left to right and the Xperia T will stitch the result together to create a sweeping panoramic vista.
A feature Sony are keen to emphasis is the quick capture option that debuted with with Sony Xperia S last year.
This enables you to hold down the shutter button – even when the phone is locked – and it will fire up and take a picture in under a second.
In practice this works very well and means you won't miss the vital picture because you're too busy unlocking the handset and loading up the camera app.
This picture shows plenty of detail in the fading light, and was taken without a flash with the Xperia T set to the 10MP 16:9 aspect ratio.
Detail hasn't been much increased by switching to 13MP and 4.3 format here, although the photo is noticeably brighter, particularly in the background.
Close ups come out well, and although there's no macro mode, the auto-sensor does a good job of picking out the detail.
The Panorama mode is a nice feature that works particularly well with landscapes. The quality is good, but if you zoom in - particularly on the pavilion in this photo - the stitching is slightly wonky.
In low light conditions, the Sony Xperia T does a decent job, although the flash isn't the most powerful we've seen in a smartphone.
The flash works fine in low light for close ups like this.
Without the flash in low light conditions, the Sony Xperia T will struggle to pick up any detail.