The Welsh rugby legend isn’t just passionate about sport – he also loves spending time with his family and capturing special moments with the Xperia X from Sony
As a hugely successful international rugby player for Wales, and now as a TV presenter and pundit, Shane Williams’ job takes him all around the world. But when he’s not working, he’s a devoted family man, and loves nothing more than spending time outdoors with his two children, Georgie and Carter.
“Being back with the family is the most important thing ever,” says Shane – a record try scorer for Wales. “Every excuse we go out. An “X” moment is just seeing the smile on the kids’ faces when they’re doing something.”
The countryside near the home he shares with his wife Gail in Carmarthenshire, south Wales provides plenty of opportunities for enjoying the fresh air – and capturing some special memories on camera.
Sony knows that special moments are often fleeting, so the new Xperia X is its fastest camera yet, going from standby to capture in less than 0.6 seconds, ensuring you never miss an ‘X’ moment.
“Something like my daughter today blowing the dandelion – you can see the enjoyment on her face when this one little moment is taking place,” says Shane.
Getting active children to stay still for a photo isn’t always easy, especially when they’re doing something they love – but the Predictive Hybrid Autofocus function tracks and predicts movement, keeping your picture in focus.
“One of the best pictures I took was Carter throwing a boulder into the water,” says Shane. “It’s a great picture because you’ve got the splash, you’ve got the action shot and everything but you can actually see the smile on your face while he’s doing it.”
And for long days out with the family, you don’t have to worry about your camera running out of steam – as the Xperia X battery lasts for up to two days.
“The pictures I’ve taken today are the best I’ve taken for some time,” says Shane. “And I enjoy my photography.”
Shane captures his X moments with his family
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