Google's Latest Pixel Camera Update Shakes Up the Game, More Exciting Features Coming Soon
The Pixel 8 camera is receiving an upgrade to its Night Sight feature, allowing users to record longer timelapse videos. With the latest version of the Pixel Camera app, users can now record five minutes of 1080p timelapse Night Sight video or 20 minutes of 4K timelapse Night Sight video, resulting in 10 seconds of output. This is a significant improvement compared to the previous one-second limit.
The Palm Timer feature, which allows users to take a photo by flashing their palm at the lens, also received some changes. Previously, it was only available when the timer was set, but now it can be set to be always on.
Additionally, two potential new Pixel camera upgrades have been discovered in the code of Camera version 9.2. One seems to reference the Pixel Fold and mentions using the rear/outer display to show a preview of the subject while the inner button is clicked to capture the photo. This is similar to a feature found on the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The second potential upgrade combines Top Shot, which allows users to select the best-looking image from a motion photo, with Best Take, which allows users to choose the best facial expression and impose it on another photo. These upgrades are likely to be limited to the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models.
Furthermore, the upcoming Google Pixel December Feature Drop is expected to bring Video Boost to the Pixel 8 Pro, maximizing its video capacity. The Pixel camera has already been a major selling point for Google’s flagship phones, and with these new and upgraded features, it is likely to maintain its reputation.