If there's one thing that Google's Pixel lineup continues to deliver on with ease, it's camera performance. Google's HDR camera algorithms for the Pixels have made headlines, and now the company is back with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The latest Pixels come with a special Night Mode for photography, and now we've got some samples that show the clear difference made by it. Take a look below for more details.
Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL's Night Sight Mode Brightens Up Pictures Significantly, But It Just Might Be Too Much
As we're about to exit 2018, it's looking as if nighttime photography will bid us farewell. OnePlus will introduce a special mode for this purpose on the upcoming OnePlus 6T. Now, we also get a chance to take a look at how Google's latest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 smartphones perform in the dark.
The good folks over at XDA Developers have tinkered around with the Pixel 3/33 XL's Night Sight Mode, and have demonstrated its abilities in some latest camera samples. They've carried out a bit of trickery on Google's latest version of the Camera app and subsequently managed to enable Night Sight Mode on the Pixel 3 XL.
The pictures above were taken using the Camera app's Night Sight mode on the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 2 XL. The results, as you can see above, do not need captions to differentiate. The difference between photographs taken with standard and Night Sight settings is stark. In some instances, it almost appears as if the two photographs were taken during different times of the day.
Additionally, it also appears that the difference between photographs within a pair is more due to poor night time photography without the Night Sight mode rather than major additions made by this setting. It's also relevant to note at this point that these photographs are taken using an unofficial version of Night Sight. Google's yet to release its fine-tuned version, so final results may vary. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.