Taking pictures in low light has long been a challenge, especially on smartphone cameras. Google changes it with Night Sight, a Pixel-exclusive feature that will completely blow.
To avoid getting too much detail about how photography works and why it's hard to take photos when it's dark, we simply put it: good photographs require light. Period. When dark, yes, there is not much light available for the camera's sensor.
The end result? A dirt, dark and generally grainy photo. But with Night Sight, the Pixel camera can intelligently make the dark, grainy and crazy pictures less dark, granular and dirty. To be honest it is quite amazing.
I tested Night Sight with a modified version of the Pixel camera on my Pixel 2 XL a few weeks ago, here are some comparison shots:
Top: Without Night Sight ; Bottom: With Night Sight enabled
This does this by measuring certain aspects of the scene, such as the amount of available light, the movement of the hand and the amount of motion in the shot. And it does all this before you take the picture. It uses this information to process how to photograph the image, adjust the exposure, and blow up photography during the flight.
It also uses machine learning to balance the colors of the photograph, resulting in a more natural illuminated image – not a dark picture like
The final result is a balanced, natural and honest incredible shot that does not require a mass further processing (or even using the flash). When it comes to it, Night Sight is positively groundbreaking, not just for mobile photography, without photography in general.
This feature will come to all three generations of Pixel phones a week and phones will automatically suggest using Night Sight in situations where the lighting is low enough to make sense. Google has full details on how to use this feature and some tips to get the most out of the advertising blog, which I strongly recommend checking.