Killer Pixel 4 camera samples and Dual Exposure feature are bad news for Apple and Samsung

Killer Pixel 4 camera samples and Dual Exposure feature are bad news for Apple and Samsung
Google's Pixel 4 camera will be awesome! While that doesn't really sound like a revelation, if the Pixel line's history is any indication, the leaked samples below will make you drool in a woke state.

Granted, these are presumably official promo images pulled from Google's presentation material for the phone and yet the amount of detail and the colors can't be mistaken for anything else but a Pixel phone.

There are rather brilliant selfies in there, too, as well as astrophotography made possible by the improved Night Sight mode on the phone (what have you done, Huawei, now everybody is shooting the sky to make a point!)

Macro and landscape shots complete the picture, so dive into the samples below, and remember that these are promos. Still, last time we saw such press shots with the Pixel 3, they turned out to be pretty close to the real deal, so we are all sorts of excited. 

Apple, with its new Deep Fusion project on the iPhone 11 trio that is yet to materialize, or Samsung and Huawei with their multi-camera efforts like on the Note 10 or Mate 30 Pro, are less excited, we'd assume.

New Pixel 4 Dual exposure feature


Besides all these behind-the-scenes improvements in the algorithm, Google is also introducing something called "dual exposure" that offers a rare addition to its minimalist camera interface in the form of a slider. 

Shooting against the sun with the potential for burned highlights? Just tone down the exposure with the slider, and the clouds will appear, as demonstrated in Google's promo video below, seems like a great new addition:

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56 Comments

1. Charlie2k

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Funny how they mentioning Apple like they are in the top league regarding cameras. The headline should be Huawei and Samsung.

3. umaru-chan

Posts: 369; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Funny how you are living under a rock for so long that you failed to notice iPhone regained it's status as the best overall mobile camera. iPhones video capability were unmatched and now it also beat pixel in photography. Now it's the best and will continue to be the best for next year.

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

Regained it and immediately lost it to the Mate 30. Sounds like you're the one living under a rock. Back on topic: Why is this bad news for Apple and Samsung? Pixels have generally had the best or near best cameras but they still don't sell many. If that was the top priority for consumers Pixels would be No.1.

11. kabiluddin

Posts: 277; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

LOL, Mate 30 is nowhere as consistent as pixel/iPhone. Video capabilities are far worse than iPhone. Don't kid yourself. Mate 30 is worse than Note 10 and far worse than iPhone 11 pro. Just because Mate 30's night shot is a one trick pony. Pretty much everyone said that Mate 30 is not as reliable or consistent as Samsung, Pixel, iPhone.

14. umaru-chan

Posts: 369; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Don't bother stating facts. People like TheOracle1, sissy b, jasssson, Charlie2k are so blinded by their hate for Apple that they don't even realize how ridiculous they sound when the post craps like these.

19. Deadeye

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

They don´t hate Apple, but tireless Apple apologists.

32. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

Thank you Deadeye. They just can't see how dumb they sound. Apple copies and they behave like Apple invented it. It's been going on for years and night mode is the latest example.

26. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Samsung fanboy here. Huawei is great in the dark but daytime photos are still behind on Samsung and Apple. Photos are not consistent at all. Also the I like realistic nighttime photos, not photos that light up everything like its daytime. Apple is The supreme leader at the moment. I'm jealous as f*. Ontopic: google cameras might take its n1 spot with photos but I dont see them beating Apple with video quality. Also lots of people who are not a fan or stock android and the lack of handy features. Yes hugely customisable but most people are braindead and just want a phone that does everything out of the box.

36. Priyam009

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Are you blind or biased af the early video sample out there prooves Huawei mate 30's video capability is in another league compare to Iphone and pixel only Samsung is a real match and Huawei still hasn't released night mode for video update...Mate 30's stabilization is bonkers compared to iphones stabilization go and check Youtube tons of comparisssions out there Exmplhttps://youtu.be/yisEtGja0nw

41. midan

Posts: 2981; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

i think you are the blind one, i checked the video and both photos and video were better with iPhone more natural, better colours and just overally better. By the way where was the sun with the mate video? 9.13

43. TypicalGeek

Posts: 215; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

iPhone video capability is second to none. No phone from the same generation can rival that. Pixel takes the cake for photography, and there is no dispute in that either. Samsung and Huawei just pay enough for overrated reviews. Their results are never consistent like iPhone and Pixel.

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 2182; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The android fanboys and SDF members still haven't recovered from voting for last years iPhone camera over that of the brand spankin' new Note 10+; https://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-10-plus-loses-blind-camera-comparison-Pixel-3-iPhone-XS-Max-and-OnePlus-7-Pro-apple-google_id118606

16. umaru-chan

Posts: 369; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

SDF members are the dumbest and most shameless fanboys in the history of smartphone.

18. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 298; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

You should return to your under the rock status- check out the pixel 3 vs iphone 11 max pro photo comparison. CaRapple talked about their camera for half an hour during their release event yet Pixel 3 beat it to dust. Pixel 4 will obliterate it and i can see you crying like baby...:)

46. joenodden

Posts: 12; Member since: May 09, 2019

How do I dislike a comment on here.

48. ivan.k

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

no such functionality.

49. Plutonium239

Posts: 1231; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Until the pixel 4 takes the crown.

51. technophone

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 25, 2019

funny how you think apple regained its camera status

53. reximus172

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2019

iPhone 11 Pro or Pixel 3 – Who's the camera king? Google Pixel 3/XL 62.43% (6,028 votes) Apple iPhone 11/Pro 37.57% (3,628 votes) Total Votes: 9,656 plus they bought night site off google 'nuff said. apple died with steve jobs plus went to 4 carriers who said not worth the upgrade and 2 were apple users

55. justchilliando

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 19, 2017

U mean continue to be best until oct 15 lmfaoo apple can have video quality I'll give them that for now but when it comes to pictures pixel will always be unmatched and with this another exclusive feature that will be copied next year lol , iphone 11 pro camera barely beats pixel 3 camera and in some images it don't touch pixel 3, but pixel 4 will be leaps again ahead of apple. Pixel 4 camera has a lot of features no other phone has that astrophotography will be so much better . The night sight will topped apple . I know apple fans are super excited apple finally gave u a good camera for pictures but calm down it's not gonna last too much longer lol

5. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Huawei... lol Check the last few blind tests and see what happened.

9. midan

Posts: 2981; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

According to reviewers new iPhones have best overall camera in the market

37. Priyam009

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Said none! May be ijustine lol

42. midan

Posts: 2981; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

said almost everyone, and it's not surprising, new iPhones definitely are best still and video cams in the market.

56. justchilliando

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 19, 2017

Only in video , in stills they loose that crown Oct 15

25. gadgetpower

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Funny that you do not accept that iphone 11 pro cam are better than your android phones.

38. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I think the Pixel has quietly become great, both the still camera and video camera are wonderful. One thing that I did notice is the starlight photos my Pixel 3 will not do that and I have wanted to take some starlight photos.

50. Plutonium239

Posts: 1231; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

For any camera to take a picture of the night sky and capture the stars, you need a longer exposure time.

54. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

True, however, I don't think that was an option on the Pixel before

44. lnhrts

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

If you like blown out highlights. Each their own. Individuals have different preferences. Those preferences can fluctuate from pic to pic depending on subject, background, and lighting. No camera is perfect in every circumstance. But whatever...

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