#NoFilterNeeded – Google posts official Pixel camera samples

#NoFilterNeeded – Google posts official Pixel camera samples
When it announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google made bold promises about their camera performance, saying they have the "best smartphone camera ever." The Pixel and Pixel XL are equipped with 12.3MP rear cameras and 8MP front cams that have been subjected to extensive optimization.

Ahead of the smartphones' October 20 launch, Google is showing what these cameras are about by sharing a gallery of photos taken by Isaac Reynolds, who also happens to be Google's camera product executive. Tagged with a confident "#NoFilter needed with your new Pixel," the album presents a collection of rather striking photos shot in various different lighting scenarios.

We can't know for certain how much these photos have been edited, though. They don't appear to be uploaded straight from a Pixel unit, as the images lack EXIF data. Its presence would have added additional credibility to the camera samples, but then again, these shots do look like they aren't in need of filtering.

We have re-posted five photos from the album, and the rest are available in the source link below. Do you like what you see? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
  • OS Android 10
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17. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Sexy blonde voluptuous women. The brunette is dogs bone.


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Sorry to say but the camera is not that good! If you zoom on the picture's just a little bit it gets blurry!

16. Joms_US

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Time to see the doctor? Seriously, the IQ of these pictures is at par with mid-range P&S cameras with 1/2.3-1/2 sensor. Sammy S7 or HTC10 is good but Pixel is excellent. Oh iCrap is mediocre as always (outside iPhoneArena)

14. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Just to point out that the IMX378 is the latest Exmor R sensor, Sony's mid range sensor. Flagship oriented sensors are the newer Exmor RS with a stacked high speed signal processing circuit. The difference being superior low light photos and HDR video support.

13. Joms_US

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Quick, start the blind test and iCrap will come up as winner again. iPhonearena will decide, not us ^_^

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nice camera (no wonder it get 1st place on DxO) but s**tty phone design

11. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

no ip68 on premium pricing means no go!!!

10. wafflemuncherr

Posts: 23; Member since: May 29, 2013

The pictures look fantastic, I just wish the hardware was more up to par with what's being pumped out now (stereo speakers, waterproof, etc). I think I'll hold on to my iP6 for now and wait for the second gen Pixel / GS8 / iP8 and make a decision then.. *sigh*

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Not worth getting...no point looking for "a phone about security" when Linux being used on Android is still on 3.18.


Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

Pixel phone... yeah why not...

4. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Looks great, but i'll wait for the reviews

2. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Taken with a DSLR, then proceeds to claim that they were taken with the Google Pixel.

3. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

lol ...

5. Kumar123 unregistered

Google is not Huawei. It's only a matter of time before google become the king of smartphone photography thanks to their best in class AI software. I have no doubt Pixel has incredible camera.

6. PilzXDA

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

If you check the EXIF data they're all taken with the Pixel

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

only huawei and nokia did that


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Yet many will still filter the sh*t out of their photos...

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