Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cameras react strangely to LED light

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cameras react strangely to LED light
Well, we can tell you that after various issues with the Pixel 2 XL screen, this is not an article about a new problem involving the display on the phablet. Instead this is an article about how the rear-camera on each phone seems to have a strange reaction to LED lights. When taking a photo or video with LED lights above, waves of dark and light bands seem to sweep across the photo or video.

According to a member of the Pixel User Community forum using the handle cybersulu, LED and fluorescent lights flicker at the rate of the AC power supply. In the states, that rate is 60MHz. To eliminate the banding, users need to set the electronic shutter speed to a multiple of 60 (1/60s, 1/120s, 1/180s, etc.). According to cybersulu, any other speed will result in the banding showing up. We have a couple of videos for you to watch. One shows the banding effect on the Pixel 2 video camera, and the other explains why the banding shows up under an LED light.

Some think that this explanation is bunk. Regardless, considering that many consumers buy the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL because of the quality of pictures and videos that the handsets take, we would expect Google, HTC and LG to get to the bottom of this immediately. If we hear anything from the trio, we will pass it on to you right away.





source: Google via AndroidPolice

Related phones

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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22 Comments

3. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Pixel hardware is full of bugs.Need an update.

4. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Reminds me of OnePlus One. Great device then effed up with the OnePlus 2. Pixel one robust and great device and now Pixel 2 some buggy device left-right-center

5. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Wow horrible

6. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Wow, the new pixels are getting slammed... What will be next? We got the screen, we got the camera.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The pixels will pop

8. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Fram Samsung to Google, there so many issue going on rite now with there products... Poor qualitie control..

13. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Bro I know that sometimes auto-correct messes up your sentences but who are u gonna blame for this?

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

He just trying too hard to be techie clone..

20. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Tryna to be a what?

21. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Bruhh, stop it

19. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

English es my 3rd language, so sorry? No need 2 fix what typed, it readble, stop attaking my type an attack me for what wrote, not on my English

10. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Remind me my pervious HTC M8 camera .

11. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow great, as if the display issues weren't enough, we get this now?

12. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG or HTC can not do that, but Google Yes! The V30 does not have any such problems or HTC, it spoils Google itself SW.

14. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Aagh the 10th plague, that should be all now unless Google still doesn't want to let 'My People' Go

15. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And pixel 2 owners think that this news is biased because the creator of the video was paid by other companies.....

22. DruidsFlame

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 10, 2017

Let me get this straight, the camera is so good that you can change the shutter speed on it and get better pictures so now people that don't have any photography background are complaining that they don't automatically know how to accommodate for light flicker? Watch a few YouTube videos people, learn how to work with light. Camera in phones are getting a lot closer to the professional level on the internal components and image processing, the two main differences now are the lenses and sensor size on a DSLR.

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