Camera system

Camera System

If you have been a Pixel user since the Pixel 2 to 5 series, you would have noticed that Google didn’t provide a overall update to it’s camera system. The only probably change was the introduction of optical zoom (on Pixel 4) but the 12.2 MP f/1.7 aperture camera for it’s rear camera was used throughout the 3 generations.

The Sony IMX363 12.1  sensor is now phased out. Replacing the rear camera is a 50 megapixel Quad Bayer wide camera with an aperture f/1.85. It is not known the sensor but it is suggested to be one of the Samsung 50 MP sensor.  It comes with OIS, 82 deg field of view, 12um pixel width.

It also has a 12 MP Ultra wide camera of f/2.2 aperture with 114 deg of view and 1.25 um pixel width. Telephoto is back with a 48 MP, f/3.5 aperture, 23.5 deg field of view, 0.8 um pixel width sensor. The telephoto supports 4X optical zoom and a max of 20X digital zoom.

The front potrait camera is now a 11.1 MP, f/2.2 aperture fixed focus, 94 ultrawide field of view and 1.22um pixel width.

Something new to the Pixel 6 Pro is the Magic eraser which you automatically detects background objects which you can select it to be ‘removed’ from the picture.

Motion mode is also unique to the Pixel 6 Pro which allows you to take long exposure photos. Action pane on the other hand allows you to shoot creative photos which focuses on a moving subject and act a blur to the background. There is also Real Tone which enhances skin colour and Face unblur which fixed motion blur while taking photos.

As for video recording the Rear camera supports 4K video recording at 30 FPS, 60 FPS
1080p video recording at 30 FPS, 60 FPS

The front camera supports 4K video recording at 30 FPS, 1080p video recording at 30 FPS, 60 FPS

Some interesting features include :

4K locked video stabilisation

1080p active video stabilisation

Digital zoom up to 20x

By Harry