Real Tone, Motion Mode, Face Unblur and Magic Eraser are among the best new Google phone camera features – here are all the details.
As always, cameras are an important part of Pixel smartphones, fueled by Google’s superior computational photography, as well as the camera sensors themselves.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are no different, bringing a range of new camera and photography features to the party.
The hardware has received a big boost, especially on the Pixel 6 Pro, which offers a 50MP main wide-angle sensor (1.2μm, f / 1.85, 1/13-inch sensor), 12MP ultra-wide with a 114-degree viewing angle. field of view and 48MP telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom. This includes a feature that Google calls Super Res Zoom. There is an 11.1MP selfie camera with a 94-degree field of view for group selfies.
The standard Pixel 6 has a 50MP main wide-angle sensor (1.2μm, f / 1.85, 1/13-inch sensor) and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with a 114-degree field of view. Selfie camera 8 megapixel.
Hardware aside, here are the best features of the Pixel 6 camera, many made possible by the advanced machine learning technologies that come with Google’s sensor processor.
Google has received heavy criticism for the way non-white communities are represented in photographs in various circumstances, and this feature can be a great attempt at making amends. Real Tone is designed to provide an accurate and realistic representation of a wider variety of skin tones.
The idea is that the auto white balance and auto exposure functions have been improved so that darker skin tones do not appear paler or darker when captured by the camera’s sensor. Improved color balance can help keep darker skin tones from looking ashy or washed out. Google says the Pixel 6 has earned praise as the most versatile smartphone camera through these efforts.
Google is adding a new Motion Mode with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which is designed to help with action and long exposure photography. This way, you will be able to film things like waterfalls or a person riding a bike to get a better impression of speed. To do this, the Pixel 6 shoots multiple frames, almost like a video, to combine a stable focus point, but with a blurry background.
“You can use Action Pan to take pictures of your kids riding a scooter or doing crazy skateboarding stunts against a stylish blurred background. Or take beautiful long exposure shots of your subject in motion, such as waterfalls or vibrant cityscapes, ”says Google.
Google gives you the ability to get rid of random people and photobombers from your valuable photos with Magic Eraser on Pixel 6 with a little help from Google Photos. Google claims the technology can detect “distractions” in your photos.
It states: “Magic Eraser can detect distractions in photos, such as people in the background, power lines and power poles, and suggest what you might want to remove. Then you can choose whether to delete them all at once or click to delete them one at a time. “
Quick tap with Snap
Google has also partnered with Snapchat on a new Pixel 6 feature that allows users to launch a custom Snapchat capture interface. Double tapping on the back of the phones will launch the camera, allowing for faster access and faster overall publishing.
When you photograph, the subject is not always stationary. Even if it’s a smile or a tilt of the head. This can lead to blurring and imperfect photos. The Face Unblur feature aims to reverse this, again with a little help from the new Tensor processor. This is a rather complicated process.
At the Pixel event, Google explained that when you line up a photo of a person or people, the camera is already looking for faces. When that happens, Google will tell the main and ultra-wide cameras to take pictures at the same time. The main camera takes a picture with a standard exposure to reduce the amount of news, the ultra wide-angle camera takes a picture with a higher shutter speed to compensate for blur. Machine learning technology combines two images.