Google releases sample video, pictures for new Pixel phones

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If you hesitated in placing a pre-order then you are probably well aware that Google is currently out of stock on several versions of the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones that they revealed last week, so demand does not seem to be an issue for the moment. However, that did not stop Google from releasing a bunch of sample photos and even a 4K video captured with one of the devices to help showcase how powerful the camera is on the Pixel and Pixel XL. If you are on the fence about placing an order and the camera is a question mark for you, then you are the target of this effort by Google.

During the reveal event for the phones, Google noted that they had really stepped up efforts to deliver a world-class camera in the Pixel devices. This included not only a quality 12.3MP sensor, but tweaks to the algorithms, software and the camera app to help users capture the best images possible. One result of these efforts was a score of 89 from DXOMark for the Pixel camera, currently the best score for a smartphone.

If you are wondering how this work and accolades may pan out in real world use, Google wants to help. They have released several sample photos to help showcase the camera. They also put together a sample video that can be viewed in resolutions up to 4K. Of note in the video are examples of how the camera’s stabilization works and the slow motion capabilities. The producer of the sample video, Ron8it, noted that he did apply some mild color correction to the video. Otherwise, all of the effects and quality are straight off the Pixel XL that he was using. You can check out the video and a handful of the sample shots below.

source: Google Pixel User Community


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • ZBlade

    Dont know about anyone else but as soon as I read “Ron8it, noted that he did apply some mild color correction to the video.”, the whole point of showing how good the camera is went out the window. If you want to show how good a camera is, then do that without any color correction.

    I will post a photo I taken from my Galaxy S3, please not I used photoshop to make it look a hell lot better but the photo was taken from a Galaxy S3 (ok, very exaggerated but you get my point).