Pixel's Night Sight low-light camera feature also enhances shots taken in daylight

Pixel's Night Sight low-light camera feature also enhances shots taken in daylight
Earlier today, we told you that the Night Sight feature that comes out of the box with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, will roll out to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL over the next day or two. With Night Sight, users can take amazingly visible photos under low light conditions. Interestingly, the feature also enhances photos and videos taken during the daytime.

According to Google, using Night Sight during the daytime will help remove noise and improve the resolution of a picture. Google put up a page full of photographs taken with the Night Sight feature, and these amazing samples included a single photograph taken during the daytime. The caption underneath the photo, written by a Googler with the name of Florian Kainz, explains it all. "If you use Night Sight during the day, and are willing to hold still after shutter press, you'll get...denoising and resolution improvements..., as shown in this landscape shot in Marin County, California."

It appears that Night Sight not only allows Pixels to take great photos under low light conditions, it also helps these models offer improved photographs even when the sun is out. The secret is keeping the phone steady after taking a daylight picture using the Night Sight feature. 

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6 Comments

1. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Can't wait to have this feature on my LG V30 via Google Camera port.

2. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

A great and genuinely usefully camera trick. But next year I want to see bigger camera sensor like the mammoth 48 mega pixel sony sensor ( I don't want to see second class Samsung sensor in pixel). Pixel 3 pretty much pushed what a single rear camera can do. A next gen bigger sensor or an additional sensor is needed for next mobile photography push.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah, more megapixels! Those were the Nokia 41Mpix days. We need more pixels, we do not care for image quality, we want higher numbers! What a nostalgia trip, I can appreciate that.

4. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Would be great to indeed see Sony IMX586 in the next Pixel and see what Google could do with that amount of visual data. Agree, they have used up the single sensor to the max, a second has to be added to Pixel 4.

5. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Would be great to indeed see Sony IMX586 in the next Pixel and see what Google could do with that amount of visual data. Agree, they have used up the single sensor to the max, a second has to be added to Pixel 4.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

16mp with large sensor. 12 is at it's pinnacle. Or 48 with pixel binning.

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