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Significant camera sensor upgrades coming to Pixel 8 Pro

Both the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have the same 50MP primary camera (Samsung ISOCELL GN1), making them two of the greatest photography phones available. A 48MP telephoto camera with 5x magnification and a 12MP 126 deg ultrawide camera are also featured on the Pixel 7 Pro. A 12MP 114-degree ultrawide camera is included with the standard Pixel 7's main camera. The ISOCELL GN1 will be replaced in both Pixel 8 phones with the bigger ISOCELL GN2 50MP camera, which can capture 35 percent more light than the current models for improved low-light shooting. Additionally, it will feature higher shutter speeds to lessen blur. The new 50MP primary sensor may be able to capture 8K footage at 30 frames per second. Leaker is unsure if the capability will get it to the phones as the Pixel 7 gets quite hot while taking 4K/60fps videos. If you don’t know the Tensor G3, which will power the Pixel 8 pair, purportedly supports 8K/30fps video recording.

Last but not least, the sensor will also enable Staggered HDR, allowing it to simultaneously record short and long exposures to lessen ghosting and enhance the clarity of pictures if the subject is moving. It appears that the 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor from the Pixel 7a will be used by the Pixel 8 Pro's ultrawide camera. It's almost twice as large as the Pixel 7 Pro's 12MP Sony IMX386 camera and the lens will also be wider. The 12MP Sony IMX386 ultrawide camera in the Pixel 8 will remain same. Time-of-flight (ToF) sensors are included in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 in order to have better autofocus. The Pixel 8 Pro could come with a new 8×8 ToF VL53L8 sensor, which should further enhance autofocus. Currently, the phones employ the STMicroelectronics VL53L1 sensor. The 11MP front-facing camera will probably be carried over from the Pixel 7 Pro's series, same goes for the telephoto camera. There may be a thermometer sensor on the Pixel 8 Pro, but it will only be used to take temperature readings as we have seen the leaked video.

A new "Adaptive torch" function may be included in the Pixel 8 pair that adjusts the flash strength based on the scene and other inputs, such as the capture mode or even the subject to improve low-light images and prevent overexposed pictures. A "Segmentation AWB" function that would employ AI to partition the scene into several segments and apply various processing to each segment might also be included in the phones. That's the Googles NPU capabilities. The Pixel 8 series might also get a video unblur feature. Source: Android Authority


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