Photographing in low-light situations has long been a challenge, especially for smartphone cameras. Google is changing that with Night Sight, an exclusive pixel feature that will captivate you.
To avoid too much detail on how photography works and why it is difficult to take pictures in the dark, we will say it simply: good photos require light. Period. When it is dark, the camera sensor does not have enough light available.
The final result? A shitty, dark and generally grainy photo. With Night Sight, however, the Pixel Camera is able to make dark, grainy and shitty photos less dark, grainy and crappy. To be honest, that's so damn unbelievable.
I tested Night Sight a few weeks ago with a modified version of the Pixel Camera on my Pixel 2 XL, here are a few comparison shots:
Top: Without night vision; Bottom: When the night vision device is activated
This measures certain aspects of the scene, such as: For example, the amount of available light, the movement in the hand, and how much movement in the shot. And all that before you make the picture . This information is used to process the taking of the photo, the adjustment of the exposure and the photographing in the flight.
It also uses machine learning to balance the colors of the photograph, creating a natural, illuminated image – not a dark photo It looks like its brightness has improved.
The end result is a balanced, natural and honest incredible image that requires no additional processing (or even the use of lightning). Night Sight is indeed groundbreaking, not just for mobile photography, but for photography in general.
The feature will be available for all three generations of Pixel phones this week The phone automatically suggests using Night Sight in situations where the lighting is so dim that it makes sense , Google has full information on using the feature and some tips to get the most out of the announcement blog, which I highly recommend.