On 4 October, Google announced their next generation Pixel devices, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The two smartphones are equipped with top-of-the-line hardware in current market, such as Snapdragon 835 SoC and 18:9 full-screen OLED display. At the launch event, Google claimed that the new Pixel 2/2 XL have the best smartphone camera in the world. DxOMark gives the camera a record-breaking 98 marks, surpassing the old champion, Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (94 marks). Now, Google released the unedited photo and video samples to the public.
The Google Pixel 2 is the top-performing mobile device camera we’ve tested… it manages this despite having “only” a single-camera design for its main camera.
Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have the same 12.2-megapixel main camera. The camera has a f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4 μm. It is paired with laser and phase detection autofocus, as well as optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS).
Recently, Google posted a total of 36 photos and videos taken using the new Pixel 2. According to one of Google’s product manager, those samples are in their original form (unedited), except for the two videos comparing different modes of video stabilization. The photos were shot in various lighting conditions, from simple bright light to strange neon light. All the samples look astonishing and pretty promising. The camera of the new Pixel 2/ 2 XL seems to be one of the best in the industry, if it can consistently performing as great.
Until the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL start shipping in late October, you can take a glimpse of how well the camera does. You can check out all those photo and video samples at Google Photo.
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