10 new camera upgrades on Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
October 14, 2022
Google’s team has announced their new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones with the best photo and video experience we’ve ever had on a Pixel phone, and today we will show you 10 new features the company has developed for their latest devices.
Take great shots of everyone, no matter their skin tone
Real Tone is a feature designed to make your camera work more equitably for people of every skin tone. This time, Google partnered with businesses around the world and has created over 10,000 new portraits on the Pixel 7 to improve Real Tone. Furthermore, they worked with Diversify Photo to evaluate their progress and have the most inclusive smartphone camera.
Snap a selfie with confidence
Guided Frame is a tool specially developed for people who are blind or low-vision. It provides a combination of audio cues with high-contrast animations and haptic feedback (that slight vibration you feel when tapping things on your phone) to help you capture a selfie.
Remove blur from old, blurry photos
Bring your blurry photos back to life with Photo Unblur in Google Photos and make your most treasured shots look as great as you remember. You can also use it if you took them on a different camera.
Low light, no problem
Google has worked a lot to introduce their latest updates to Night Sight photos, so that you can take even sharper pictures in the darkest scenes. As you’ll see, by using HDR+ with Bracketing and new ML techniques to reduce noise, your low-light photos will have less motion blur since exposures can be half as long as before
Get creative with a wider lens and Macro Focus
The Pixel 7 Pro has an upgraded ultrawide lens that is 21% wider than the Pixel 7’s, so you can fit more in the frame. Plus, it includes autofocus, which powers Macro Focus just by moving your phone close to your subject (like a flower), and the camera will automatically transition from the main camera to the ultrawide.
That’s why you can now focus on a subject as close as three centimeters away, making small objects look life-size right from the camera of your Pixel 7 Pro.
Find the perfect composition with high-quality zoom options
Get sharper pictures with the Super Res Zoom that uses the inner crop of the 50-megapixel sensor, remosaicing, and HDR+ with bracketing to create 12.5MP photos at 2x on both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Zoom in even farther
On the Pixel 7 Pro, the new 48-megapixel telephoto camera kicks in at 5x zoom, and Super Res Zoom creates stunning 12-megapixel photos at 10x, which look similar to what you’d get with a 10x optical zoom camera. Now, at 15x and beyond, you can take handheld photos without a tripod with Zoom Stabilization, which uses many of Pixel’s advances in video stabilization to keep the phone steady. Instead of trying to tame your natural hand movements, you can focus on composing and taking the perfect photo. At 20x, Google Tensor G2 powers a new machine learning upscaler that increases your photo’s resolution even more, resulting in zooming photos up to 30x on the Pixel 7 Pro, the furthest zoom magnification ever on a Pixel, by the way.
Get the in-between shot
When you zoom into your photos, you will probably notice a lower definition, but in this case, Google has been commissioned to give you a solution. You see, to help you get great photos, even between the lenses, Pixel 7 Pro combines the next generation of Super Res Zoom’s 2x camera technologies described above, bonafide super resolution techniques, and a new ML model, which fills in the innermost section of the photo with detail from the 5x telephoto camera.
As a result, you’ll have stunning photos, even if you’re taking them at 3x or 4x, which is before Pixel 7 Pro’s 5x telephoto lens would normally kick in.
Shoot even better videos
The Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 can record in 4K60 FPS on all cameras, including front-facing, while using Speech Enhancement to isolate the person speaking, as if they had a lavalier microphone. Also, since it includes the third version of Active Stabilization, Pixel is, so far, an amazing tool for creators to achieve cinematic video, audio, and color in all types of lighting.
You can also try the new Cinematic Blur mode that features portrait-like technology to cleverly blur the background of videos to keep your audience’s attention on the subject or capture your memories in 10-bit HDR video, which is the perfect format for sunsets and fashion shoots with its smooth color gradients and high contrast.
Share your videos
The latest new feature Google introduced with their new phones was their partnership with Snap to allow you to capture ultra-wide photos and videos from the front and back. Everything you record will use video stabilization, and a new feature called Dual is now available that is only available on the Pixel 7 and select Android phones, to record video simultaneously on their front and rear cameras to capture yourself and the scene in front of you.