How To Use Night Sight Feature In Pixel Devices

Google has launched its Pixel devices globally, and Pixel phones are usually known for their stunning camera. Since the camera plays an important part in every smartphone, Google Pixel has launched a new camera feature named “Night Sight”. This feature was launched in Pixel 3 devices earlier; however, Pixel users can opt for this feature now by updating the latest camera app in Pixel phones. We can call it game-changer for Pixel users who love to capture pictures at night.

Google Pixel Night Sight is a new feature of the Pixel camera app that helps users to take clean and sharp pictures in very low light, even a person’s eye can’t see clearly from his/her eye.

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Night Sight Supported Pixel Devices

This feature was launched in Pixel 3 devices; however, users got this feature in November 2018, and this feature is available in all Pixel phones.

  • Pixel/XL(2016)
  • Pixel 2/XL(2017)
  • Pixel 3/XL(2018)
  • Pixel 4/XL(2019)

The best part of the Night Sight feature is, users can use this feature on both(front and rear) cameras so that you will get the best picture quality in low light or at night as well. Night Sight feature is available in al four generations of Pixel smartphones, and it doesn’t require any tripod or flash to use this feature.

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How Night Sight Feature Works?

Google Pixel camera captures an equal amount of light over burst photos which are dark but sharp. By adding burst mode, the Night Sight feature prevents motion blur and provides extra light to the picture. This feature is designed to capture true-to-life photos by adapting the various light conditions which can be seen under night or dark place. Google Pixel Night Sight feature depends on AI(Artifical Intelligence), and machine learning to give the best results that even a DSLR and tripod camera wouldn’t be able to get it so clearly.

All About HDR+

Google HDR+ processing holds the technology that helps to reduce “noise” and brighten the colors. In short, it will take burst shots of the pictures, and then, combines the best image so that it will create a final image from the best one. HDR+ feature is not enabled by default, users have to enable this feature by going to camera’s advanced settings>enable HDR+ control. After enabling the HDR+ feature, users have to press the shutter button, and Night Sight feature will observe if there is any shaking hand or any motion in the scene, it will automatically compensate by using the shorter exposure bursts.

How To Use Night Sight Feature?

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Since this feature is already rolled and enabled in our Pixel phones, however, users can access it using two ways.

>First, Once the user will try to capture images in the dark, “Try Night Sight” suggestion will appear on camera screen automatically, tap on it and Night Sight feature will be activated in your Pixel device.

>Second, After opening the camera app, users won’t be able to see the Night Sight suggestion, swipe left to “More” option>users will find many options>select Night Sight option, and your Pixel camera is ready to take shots in the dark with Night Sight feature.

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After the launch of Pixel 4, Users will found more attractive features in Pixel 4 camera app as Night Sight feature is already added; however, Google has added Telephoto sensor which is capable of taking clear pictures from long distances. That’s all about Google Pixel Night Sight feature in Pixel phones. If you want to add more features about Pixel devices, feel free to mention in the comments section.

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