At the Pixel 3 launch event in October, Google unveiled the phone’s Night Sight feature which would allow the phone to capture incredible images when taking them in impossibly-dark situations. The feature built specifically for the Pixel 3, but Google announced that it would also be coming to the Pixel 2 and the original Pixel phones.
Night Sight was not yet read when the Pixel 3 made its retail debut last month, Google has announced that the new camera feature is being rolled out to all of its Pixel smartphones through an update to the camera app which can be downloaded from the Play Store.
Below are a few sample shots we’ve taken with Night Sight on the Pixel 3 compared to the camera’s Auto mode. As you can see, the images captured with Night Sight are dramatically brighter revealing details that were previously lost in the shadows and even allowing you to see a scene that was otherwise completely dark. Night Sight also comes in handy even if you can capture the Auto mode since it relies more on Google’s computational photography algorithms to fill in the color and deliver much better white balance.
If you’ve tested Night Sight out already, feel free to share a few of your images in the comments below.
November 15, 2018 at 08:19AM