Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use OIS and EIS to take "the shake" out of videos

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use OIS and EIS to take
The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL can produce videos with images that are so steady, they appear to have been shot using a tripod. But the truth is, you can just hold your Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL in your hand and even if you are jittery, the phone uses what Google calls Fused Video Stabilization. Essentially, this is a combination of optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS).

Besides a shaking camera that can cause videos to look like you shot them in a hurricane, other things can cause your videos to appear jumpy. Moving the camera too fast can create a motion blur, and shift the video back and forth from being in focus to being out of focus, and back again. And if a subject moves in and out of the foreground, it changes the focal point of a frame, which changes the focus. As a result, the video can shrink and expand, almost as though it were breathing.

OIS and EIS are the two tools found in smartphones that counter many of the issues that cause a video to shake. With OIS, springs and electromagnets suspend the lens in its module. The module makes up for hand shaking by quickly responding to the motion. EIS analyzes motion and changes each frame. It can handle more types of motion than OIS. Consider the OIS to be a mechanical way to correct motion, while EIS is software based. While most phones use one or the other to eliminate the video shakes, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have the luxury of using both.





source: Google

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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15 Comments

1. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Did you watch the pixel 2 keynote today at Alan.F?

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Pixel 2 keynote.....today, lol ok troll.

5. peace247 unregistered

Some people just can't understand a simple sarcastic comment... Sigh..

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No I get it, they talked bout this type of stabilization in the keynote, I just found such a joke stupid and troll like, instead of funny.

10. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Just like you :)

14. danny_a2005

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

TBH i found this very funny haha

15. danny_a2005

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I think they are out of news XD

2. admin_user

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Maybe they should work much more on this camera for still photos. Can´t post links, but search for "Einer rauscht gnadenlos durch" by the german phone blog inside-handy... It´s a comparison to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro with two photos. Can live with noise, but sharpness seems to be a problem of Pixel 2 sensor. Also my photos with this phone look fine a the first view but when you zoom in a little bit they look like out of focus. I also don´t trust any reviews anymore. Most reviewers are too much connected with this industry and praise every fart even when there is nothing to praise.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That site only had 2 scenes, wait for more comprehensive comparisons Also they didn't test the Pixel 2's HDR+ Enhanced It makes a huge difference in low light, e.g.https://imgur.com/a/YBg1L

4. peace247 unregistered

Pixel 2 stabilization is the best in industry... Almost feels like a gimbal.

8. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

My time machine works! I am back 1.5 months in time.

9. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Man google got so much right with the Pixel 2 XL, they just stuffed up the screen and instead of manning up and handling the situation professionally they decided to brush it under the rug, I seriously want to buy the XL but the number of issues is beyond ridiculous.

12. MobileNico

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

The issues aren't quite as widespread as one night think based on all the articles. Go for it! It's a great phone, and Google offering the two-year warranty effectively safeguards you against any issues that may arise.

11. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Only 1 month late with this "news"

13. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Should have let HTC handle the XL instead of lg.

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