Google Camera is primarily a Pixel exclusive application, which goes to the camera app for many Android users. Not only does it come with standout features like Night Sight and capture better photos than most stock camera apps, but it's also full of functionality that makes it a one-stop shop for all your photo and video needs.
Many of these minor features are often unnoticed. A good example of this is the ability to capture a photo while you are in the middle of recording a video.
To try this, you must install the Google Camera port if you are not using a Pixel, but the process is usually as easy as sideloading any other app. Be sure to check the link below if you want a more detailed guide to the process.
Once you have installed Google Camera and granted all necessary permissions, simply open the app and select "Video" to open the recorder and then press the recording button to start recording. From there, turn the small shutter button to the right of the stop button to capture a photo during recording, which automatically saves to the phone's default gallery app for later viewing.
If you take pictures while recording a video, your video does not affect recordings in some way, and your videos will work smoothly when viewed by others. With Google Camera, you can capture as many photographs as you want to help you never forget when a picture-perfect moment presents itself.
This article has been produced during the Gadget Hack's special coverage on smartphone-based video creating tips for filming and editing. Check out the entire video.