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The Google Pixel has an amazing camera. I've spent quite a lot of time inspecting and analyzing some Pixel XL sample images on dpreview.com. The camera certainly has its cons and pros. For example, I zoomed in 100% on some ISO 50 sample images, and I've noticed that there are some artifacts which...

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Google Pixel camera has shown some excellent results in low-light sample image comparison tests and I was interested to see how the Pixel phone stands out against the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in terms of low-light performance. One of the first tests that I've seen was done by androidcentral.com and...

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Google Pixel uses the new 12MP 1/2.3-inch Sony IMX378 sensor fo its rear camera. This is the same sensor size that was found in a typical digital camera. It's a different sensor than the IMX377 that was used in the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. This sensor utilizes Sony's Stacked BSI CMOS sensor...

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Google Pixel also features the "Lens Blur" feature. This feature was introduced back in 2014 and works the same way on the Google Pixel as well. It's best used when shooting close-ups within 5 feet. Once the process has finished, you get an image with the subject in the photo looking sharp, while...

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Google Pixel main (rear) camera uses an approximately 28mm (35mm equivalent) focal length lens. The lens as the same field of view than the wide-angle lens of the iPhone 7 Plus (remember the iPhone 7 Plus has two lenses, the second one has 56mm equivalent focal length). It's still has a wider FOV...

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The Google Pixel phone features a very sharp lens. The lens optics serves an important role in determining the image sharpness and among of details the lens can resolve for a given sensor resolution. Some phones employ more aggressive sharpening in post processing to give the make it look sharper,...

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Google Pixel can record videos at up to 4K resolution. On the Pixel User Community, Isaac Reynolds who is on the Google camera product team mentioned that the Google Pixel will have an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) when recording video clips at 4K resolution. Just in comparison, the Nexus 6P...

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The Google Pixel back camera features a large 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) camera image sensor, which is relatively large by mobile phone camera standards. The camera has 12MP and because of the relatively large sensor, each pixel size is measured in 1.55-micron pixels. The Google Pixel sensor size...

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The Google Pixel camera can produce images with impressive dynamic range. We all know about the HDR+ feature, but until I saw some real sample images, I just wasn't sure that it would work as many photographers want it to work. Isaac Reynolds posted his own series of sample photos taken with the...

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Google Pixel features an advanced autofocus system that utilizes two of the leading AF technologies: Phase detection autofocus, alongside laser detection autofocus. We've first seen the Laser Autofocus system on the LG G3 device, and then on the LG G4, LG G5, Sony Xperia XZ, OnePlus 2 and others....

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Google Pixel features an F2.0 aperture lens, which is slower than some other high-end phones. For example, the LG G4 and new the iPhone 7 have a f/1.8 lens. This is a third of a stop difference in favor of the F1.8 lens or 0.304 stops to be very precise. In other words, the iPhone 7 lens of its...

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4K video recording

The Google Pixel phone can capture videos up to 4K resolution at 30fps.

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Google Pixel phones come with software features called HDR+. HDR+ plus was designed to improve the results you get from shooting photos. What HDR Plus does it takes short multiple exposures and combines each pixel and intelligently analyzes all of the images taken at different exposures, to help...

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Google Pixel camera features a video stabilization feature that according to Google, it uses 200 readings a second sampling from its gyroscope and also compensating parts of the image to reduce Jello effect.Google has shown a video that demonstrates how well the video stabilization works to...

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The new Google Pixel smartphone features the best digital camera on the market. It has the highest rating for a smartphone with a DxOMark rating of 89, better than any other smartphone tested to date. Actually, this rating camera to me as a surprise because it wasn't there (obviously) before the...

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Google Pixel phones suffer from lens flare issue. This issue was reported by many reviewers who tested the camera, including DxOMark. The camera produces a halo effect when you shoot at a specific angle. This glaring issue brought up after some people noticed that there are not the only ones who...

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Google Pixel camera seems to have inconsistent white balance issues when shooting in artificial lighting conditions. Many of the images that I've seen taken indoors in artificial light turned out too warm with strong yellow cast color. The overall rendering tends to be warmer on the Google Pixel...

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The Google Pixel lacks a flash for the front camera. There are many phones that feature a front-facing LED flash which some say that is a must have when taking selfie shots because it makes your face stand out when shooting in very dark areas. The Huawei Honor 7, Sony Xperia XA Ultra, Motorola Mot X...

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Google Pixel features an F2.0 aperture lens, which is slower compared to what the competition offers. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge feature a f/1.7 aperture and the LG G5 and iPhone 7 come with a f/1.8 aperture. f/2.0 aperture is not slow by any means, but as more high-end...

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The Google Pixel phone lacks an optical image stabilization (OIS). It only features a digital image stabilization which is very useful when recording videos. Most of the premium smartphones on the market and the Google Pixel direct competitors, like the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5 - all...