Pixel 7 camera: Everything you need to know

More zoom, better zoom!

Google flooded the stage with Pixel 7 and 7 Pro camera updates! When it comes to the actual hardware, we have a brand new telephoto camera that increases the zoom range from 4x to 5x. However, the small increase in optical zoom is a far cry from what Google announced.

The Super Res Zoom feature that allows you to double the zoom of the Pixel’s optical lenses has been somewhat reengineered, resulting in higher quality images even when shooting while digitally zoomed. on the 50MP main camera to deliver a 12.5MP 2x enlarged image while preserving detail and reducing image noise.

Google has also improved the quality of photos taken at zoom levels between 2x and 5x, by combining images for both the main and telephoto cameras. How good these photos actually are, however, remains to be seen during our upcoming Pixel 7 and 7 Pro reviews.

You can even zoom to 10x, as the telephoto camera uses the same process as the main camera at 2x. Google claims the quality is close to that of a dedicated telephoto camera.

But wait there’s more! The combination of the Pixel 7 Pro’s zoom stabilization (activated after 15x zoom is reached) seamlessly identifies and follows the subject. This makes it possible for the Pixel to get closer, and after zooming in from 20x to 30x, the phone will upscale the image to restore detail.

Improved Ultra Wide Camera

The ultra-wide snapper on the Pixel 7 Pro has also been changed, with a 125.8-degree wider field of view (the Pixel 6 Pro has a 114-degree field of view) allowing the user to capture more within the frame. Google says it’s 21% wider than the regular Pixel 7’s ultra-wide camera.

In addition, you also now have ultra wide-angle auto focus, which is used by the new macro focus feature that allows the user to get as close as 3cm to their subject while shooting macro photography.

Real Tone has become more realistic

Google was really the best phone when it came to representing different skin tones, especially darker ones, when taking photos. Now both exposure and brightness have been adjusted for a better representation of skin tone, especially in low-light conditions.

Blurring in images has been reduced

With computational photography, Tensor G2 reduces the risk of image blurring when there is a lot of camera movement. The new chip also helps in getting a sharper image during low-light conditions, making Night Sight twice as fast as before.

10-bit HDR while shooting video

The Pixel 7 Duo comes with support for 10-bit HDR video shooting, which provides a brighter picture, wider color range, and higher contrast.

4K 60FPS and improved speech

All of the cameras on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are capable of shooting video at 4K 60fps, and they all have something Google calls “speech enhancement.” The latter should bring more clarity to the sound, keeping background noise to a minimum

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro camera samples

Pixel 7 camera samples

Here’s a comparison where you can check the Pixel 7’s video quality:

Pixel 7 Pro camera samples

Here is the video quality that the Pixel 7 Pro produces:

How many cameras does the Pixel 7 have?

The Pixel 7 has two cameras on the back – the main camera and an ultra-wide camera. On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro has a triple design (just like its predecessor) that features an additional telephoto shooter. Both phones also have a single front camera embedded with a single punch-hole cutout on their screens.

How many megapixels does the Pixel 7 camera have?

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro come with a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 10.8MP front camera. Additionally, the Pixel 7 Pro comes with a 48MP telephoto camera as well.

Pixel 7 camera features

One of the most important aspects of smartphone cameras is their feature set. Pixel phones usually come with many great features for you to play with and let your creativity flourish. Well, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro don’t fail to deliver, improving on previous features that debuted in the Pixel 6 series and adding brand new features into the mix.

Prompt frame

The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro come with a new feature called Guided Frame, which uses the front camera to guide blind and visually impaired users into taking the perfect selfie.

The image is not blurred

Photo Unblur is a direct extension of the improved blur reduction that can be achieved thanks to the Tensor G2 chip. With this feature, users can open old, out-of-focus photos and “de-noise” them. Photo Unblur only works in Google Photos with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

cinematic blur

Another feature the Tensor G2 enables is Cinematic Blur, which adds a broad, shallow depth of field effect when shooting video. In simpler terms, it’s much like what portrait mode looks like while taking photos, but now with video.

Active Stabilization is Google’s own version of the video shooting mode that provides superior image stabilization. Google also says that the autofocus has also improved, which helps in getting a sharp image.

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