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Google’s Pixel phones are taking a stab at the higher end of the market, with Google spruiking the camera performance of the phones as a major selling point at the launch event. But just how good is the camera? Well, if the photo samples that a Google Product Manager just shared are any guide, it’s pretty good.

Any photo samples shared by a company should of course be taken with a grain of salt, but these samples look fantastic. There’s a full album shared on Google Photos, but a sampling looks like this:

The pics look good, but it’s going to be real world samples we want to see once the phones get into the hands of reviewers and the general public. We’re hoping to get some extended time with a Pixel soon.

Source: Google Photos.
Via: Android Central.

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Hieu Nguyen

Okay so now let’s see some video examples to see how it performs with the lack of hardware image stabilization

Nizar Noor
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EIS can be as good, or even better, than OIS. For example: Look at Sony Xperia XZ or Hyperlapse by Instagram. Based on the presentation, looks like Pixel phones are using the same approach on video stabilisation as Hyperlapse, which sounds great. We’ll see.

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The meta data shows evidence of Adobe Lightroom processing and Snapseesd according to other Android sites.

Luke Vesty
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Luke Vesty

In half the shots. Not all.

Here’s the thing. Everyone uses post processing. Whether it’s Lightroom, snapseed, VSCO, Instagram, or whatever. Photo apps are enormously popular. But regardless, you need a high end camera to achieve high quality images even via post production. If you don’t have a solid starting point your images will still suck even after editing.

Kendozaaa
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Yes, but when you state #nofilter, it’s a little misleading to post-process, right?

Luke Vesty
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Luke Vesty

Not necessarily. A filter is often a one step “make picture overly saturated, overly contrasty, and overly faded”. It’s the sort of thing amateurs and non-photography enthusiasts do to make their pictures look “better”. Sure, it’s technically a form of post processing. But when I think of post processing I think of a more deliberate and considered approach involving subtle tweaks and adjustments rather than a blanket overhaul.

But I do see your point.

The question, though, is whether this camera is any good with or without post processing. Post often makes good photos great. It doesn’t make crappy photos great.

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Not all shots have been processed, and I’d be hard pressed to be able to definitively say which ones have been processed and which haven’t, which just goes to show at how great the camera seems to be.

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