Consumer electronics giant Sony has released its latest ‘Background Defocus’ app on Google Play Store. The app is available for Sony smartphones running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher.


Background Defocus is an imaging app that allows the user to change the depth of the field in the photo. The app allows you to take photographs in a ‘professional style’. Two photos are taken with different focus settings and they can be merged together to bring one object in sharp focus and the background to be blurred.


According to Sony, you will get the best results if you focus on an object by keeping it 15 to 45cm or 0.5 to 1.5ft. away and the background should be at least 5 meters away from it. This may sound a little difficult but once you get the hang of it, it should be ok. Judging the distance accurately will give you excellent results. The latest version of the app makes it somewhat easier.

So if you have a Sony handset with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or above, you can download the app and try it out for yourself.