Published: Sun, November 18, 2018
Industry | By Kenny Hampton

Google Begins Rolling Out Night Sight to All Pixels

Google Begins Rolling Out Night Sight to All Pixels

Most impressively, Night Sight is doing all of this without the need for newer or upgraded hardware resulting in the compatibility with older devices. It drastically improves low-light photos in a way we've never seen before. Night Sight is using this same technology, so when you use it during the day you still get the noise reduction and resolution improvements.

Google Pixel 3 released at the start of the month and boasts a cavalcade of flagship features that make it appealing for Android enthusiasts.

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"Night Sight" is created to use machine learning to adapt to night-lighting conditions and balance the colour of the photos so that objects show their natural colour at night - whether the device is kept still or it experiences the natural hand shaking. As you might have guessed, Google used machine learning to minimize blurriness and to balance the color of the photo so that 'objects show their natural color at night'.

A handy lux table by Google
A handy lux table by Google

Google says its goal in developing Night Sight was to allow for photos between 3 lux and 0.3 lux with a single shutter press and without any artificial lighting. The mode is said to denoise the image and improves the resolution of Super Zoom shots as well. Now part of this may have been due to having to hand hold both phones, which is far from ideal, but both pics were shot one after another under the exact same circumstances, and I'm still struggling to work out why things turned out so poorly for the Mate 20 Pro. And the difference couldn't be more apparent. Fortunately, it's not all doom and gloom, as Pixel users now have access to the firm's anticipated Night Sight mode.

Got some Night Sight photos on my #Google #Pixel3 and God damnit! Evidently, it's now clear that Google has opted to make the feature available to all Pixel phones, although it's worth noting owners of the original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones should expect shorter exposures overall, due to that generation's lack of optical image stabilization.

The update began rolling out yesterday, but some Pixel users might have to wait a couple of days before receiving the patch.

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