Google Pixel 3's camera AI functions get detailed ahead of launch

Google Pixel 3's camera AI functions get detailed ahead of launch
Despite the fact that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been making headlines in the last couple of weeks, there are still many details that have been left under the rug and which we're supposed to learn about tomorrows. At least that's what Google suggests in the latest teasers.

That couldn't be more true, as 9to5google has the scoop on the Pixel 3's camera AI functions. Images that detail how the phone's camera achieves supposedly impressive results when taking pictures and even a video offer a more thorough look at what's to come.

The Pixel 3 camera features several AI functions like Top Shot, Photobooth, Super res zoom, Subject tracking AF, and Wide angle selfies. The first one, Top Shot allows users to capture a burst of frames by pressing the shutter. Then, the AI will choose the best photos taking into consideration various things like smiles, open eyes, and if subjects are looking at the camera.

Photobooth will help Pixel 3 users to take better selfies and helps them choose the best image they capture. It can also be used to automatically take a picture when you positioned the phone on a flat surface. When Photobooth is enabled, the phone will take photos when subjects are smiling, make a funny face, or wink, but it will also look for the best shots and allow users to choose from them.

Next in line, Super res zoom acts “pretty much like AI-zoom,” just to quote a person familiar with Google's plans. Sadly, this is all we know about this specific AI feature, so let's just leave it at that for now.

Wide angle front camera is meant to capture more in a standard selfie. It was originally leaked as Super Selfies, but it looks like Google had a change of heart and decided to go with another name.

Last but not least, Subject tracking auto focus is a Pixel 3-exclusive feature. Basically, the auto focus will track subjects in view after framing an image instead of letting users manually tap to focus.

source: 9to5google

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Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh



1. shashi1317

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

Video become living image. Living image become AI capture.

2. Khyron

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Iphone xs users may in camera department tomorrow the day

3. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The super res zoom just might seal the deal for me if they included stereo recording as well. With all the leaks I wouldn't be surprised if Google came out on stage and said who wants to present the Pixel 3/XL since y'all know so

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That "Top Shot" looks like "Time Rewind" feature on the very first Zenfone line (2014 IIRC), It's nice to see Google copy this feature, even better if they also copy "Smart Remove" and "Low Light" from Asus PixelMaster and make it "AI-powered".

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 654; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nah... Top shot as part of HTC Zoe which was originally featured in the original HTC One M7. Basically, HTC helped Google get all these nifty features. All these motion photos were copied from HTC and this was almost 5 years ago.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Blackberry 10 did similar as well.

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