Google's new ad for Night Sight shows Santa captured in the dark



Low-light photography remains a battleground for smartphone manufacturers and back in September Apple introduced its answer to Google's Night Sight. Called Night Mode, the feature allows iPhone users to snap viewable photographs snapped in a low-light or dark environment. Apple has made such progress in this area of smartphone photography that many believe it has surpassed Google's low-light capabilities.

Google has promoted Night Sight in the past. Earlier this year, Google released a television commercial for Night Sight on the Pixel 3. The point of the ad was that with Night Sight, Pixel users don't need to use a flash in situations where using it could be annoying to the subject of a photo or to innocent bystanders. And this year, Google has a new holiday-themed ad for Night Sight. The title, "Google Pixel 4 Captures Santa with Night Sight," is pretty self-explanatory.

With David Phelps' "Catching Santa" playing in the background, the commercial shows close to 30 seconds' worth of failed low-light photos taken in an attempt to "catch" Santa delivering presents. And then we see a Pixel 4 user setting the phone's camera on Night Sight and viola! Santa is captured perfectly, illuminated only by Christmas lights.

Currently, the unlocked Pixel 4 is available from the Google Store with a $100 discount. That works out to a price of $699 for the 64GB model (24 monthly payments of $29.12) and $799 for 128GB (24 monthly payments of $32.99). The unlocked Pixel 4 XL features a $150 discount and starts at $749 for 64GB (24 monthly payments of $31.21) and $849 for 128GB (24 monthly payments of $35.38). In addition, on orders placed before noon on December 20th, use the code HOLIDAYSHIP when checking out and your Pixel will be sent via two-day shipping at no additional cost. Lastly, U.S. consumers purchasing a Pixel 4 from the Google Store through December 25th will receive a free Nest Hub smart display.

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Pixel 4 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 3040 pixels
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3 Comments

1. DBozz

Posts: 150; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

Just wonder why nobody is in phonearena writes about graphene battery thats rumoured to be coming along Huawei P40...! Jus sayin on this google article, u don't need an ad for an ad!

2. Alan01

Posts: 661; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Well, that could be due to the fact that I already wrote about it on December 10thhttps://www.phonearena.com/news/huawei-p40-pr​o-render-and-rumored-specs_id121004 Apology accepted :) Regards, Alan

8. DBozz

Posts: 150; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

;) well... My apologies tho!

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