Posted on Jan 16 2014 - 12:24am by Anurag Kumar

Sony’s latest addition in Sony Smart camera app is “Xperia Background Defocus camera app” which was exclusively seen in Xperia Z1S at its official unveiling at CES 2014, previously Sony has used this Background Defocus camera app in its “Cybershot” digital cams and this is the first time it is introduced in any Xperia handset exclusively.

With the help of Background Defocus camera app in your Xperia handset, user will be able to focus on a particular object in a pic to crate a DSLR like effect blurring out other parts. There are many options available in Background Defocus camera app for focusing and blurring out other parts of pic.

It is believed that Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra users will see Background Defocus camera app officially in next android 4.3 14.2.A.1.114 firmware update which is about to release very soon. For all those users who are willing to test this Background Defocus camera app now in their Xperia Z1, well good news we have got the extracted app from Xperia Z1S.

Download Background Defocus camera app apk 

Below app is confirmed working on android 4.3 Xperia Z1, ZL, Z, Z Ultra, Xperia V.

#For Non-Rooted Xperia ( Android 4.3 )

Just download it and install it like another apk.

Download bgdefocus-noroot-signed.apk | 7 MB
[ via XDA user Ambroos ]

#For Rooted Xperia  ( Android 4.3 )

Download apk and push to system/app folder and set correct permissions and do a reboot.

Download bgdefocus.apk | 7 MB
[ via XDA user Soheil_rf ]

#For android 4.1.2 Non-Rooted Xperia ( like Xperia S, SL, SP, T,TX, V )

Download bgdefocus.apk | 7 MB
[ via XDA user Levered ]

Download Xperia Z1S Background Defocus camera app apk

How to Install Background Defocus camera app apk on Xperia Z1 ?

If installing on non-rooted Xperia, just install it like normal apk, if it shows “installation failed” then try clearing the cache and do a reboot and now try again, we hope it helps :)

As above Background Defocus camera app apk is a system file so you need to you have rooted Xperia and then push the above Background Defocus camera app apk in the system/app folder.

What does Background Defocus camera app do ?

It blurs the background of the object you captured then allow you to change the intensity of the blurring in 3 different modes. 3 different capturing camera modes are available viz. two are 8 MP mode with 16:9 and 4:3 crop and one is 2 MP mode with 16:9

Below is one sample pic from Xperia Z1S Background Defocus camera app, it’s not that good as stated by Sony in demo video.

h7Xperia Z1S Background Defocus camera app - Photo Sample of rose leaves

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Xperia Z1S Background Defocus camera app Photo Sample

Xperia Z1S Background Defocus camera app - Sample Photo

If any developer can make above posted Background Defocus camera app apk file to work on non-rooted devices it will be great then. Do let us know if the above Background Defocus camera app works on your Xperia device like Xperia V, SP, T, TX which have Sony smart camera app, we would like to hear do you like this app. Drop your comments below.

Thanks Matthew Martin :)

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19 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Z1ZLIndia January 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    [ UPLOADED ] in post :)
    Apk for non rooted Z1, tested working !

  2. ame January 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    When i try to install by the unroot method i keep getting app not installed..please help which cache should i clear and how should i install it..my z1 is unrooted

  3. levered January 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    [ LINK updated in Post ]

    For 4.1.2 non-rooted

  4. arun January 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    There’s problem in parsing the package error in xperia SL

  5. Will Col January 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Just installed the non-rooted apk file successfully but could not find the app anywhere….

  6. Gururaj January 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    For 4.2.2???? I am xperia L user…..I want.to use.dis app…..

    • Will Col January 18, 2014 at 6:50 am - Reply

      I’m also using stock 4.2.2 Xperia L. You can download and install successfully but after that I could not find the app anywhere on my phone. I download the non-root version

      • Gururaj January 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm - Reply

        Yea……I think developer’s shuld develop it as a normal apk like. Motiongraph app

  7. arjev January 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    I cant download bgdefocus for 4.1.2, can you send me mirror link

  8. hamd February 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    when i download the non rooted apk i get a compressed folder. with no apk inside it. looks more like program files inside the compresed folder.

    pls help?

  9. czaw February 10, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

    is this work on sony xperia C?

  10. diwahar February 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    thats awesome ,it works well and perfect on my
    xperia v

  11. samsu March 2, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

    how about xperia m dual? i need this app

  12. yash March 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    not working on xperia SP ; it shoes ” could not blur background “

    • Anurag Kumar March 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      App is working great as it in installed, you are doing it wrong.! Follow the instructions properly.!

  13. Ridwan March 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    app its not installed, from xperia L
    clear the cache in setting-storage-clear cache its that right

  14. Manuel March 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Successfully installed on my xperia C but I couldn’t find the app… Any solution?

    • Anurag Kumar March 13, 2014 at 12:13 am - Reply

      it needs Sony Social Smart camera app to work.!

  15. devdaksh May 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    ima photography lover …… i need it

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