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10/9/17
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IsaacOnCamera

Posting Some Photos from Pixel 2

Hello, Pixel fans!


Earlier this week we announced the all-new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with the world’s best smartphone camera — again. If you missed it yesterday, check out Mario introducing our new phones here (go to 1:18:00 to jump straight to the camera).


We showed a few photos taken on Pixel 2 during the keynote, and we know some our our most enthusiastic fans will want to see them up close for themselves. Go ahead — take a look at some of our favorite unedited Pixel 2 photos and videos. There are also two videos edited to show side-by-side comparisons of video stabilization.


Our #teampixel community has taken incredible photos with our first Pixel, and I can’t wait to see what you do with the Pixel 2 when you get your hands on one.


For now, let me know what you’re most excited to see in our new camera. :-)


Isaac Reynolds

Product Manager, Camera


PS. Keep an eye out for some tech-talk from us about Portrait in a couple weeks.


PPS. Since some of you are asking -- No equipment was used for these shots except hand grips (especially to hold two phones perfectly side-by-side for the stabilization comparisons) and, for some shots, hand-held reflectors.

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Colin Hopper
10/7/17
Colin Hopper
Very professional looking Photos
Samip Shah
10/7/17
Samip Shah
Were these photos taken with any sort of additional equipment?
Braden Stookey
10/7/17
Braden Stookey
I would also like to know if any additional equipment was used. Incredible photos! Truly the best smartphone camera yet again.
slopiijoe
10/7/17
slopiijoe
IsaacOnCamera, These are really nice photos. The camera looks great. But I one of the biggest reasons that is keeping me from buying a pixel is the lack of Professional Controls from the camera. Other big names in Android Phones like Samsung and LG have professional modes in their OEM camera. It would be so nice if Google could implement professional controls into their app to control ISO, Shutter Speed, Manuel Focus, etc. I can download some apps to already do this but they are not as good if the OEM made it for their camera. So please pass this suggestion because I do feel there are alot of users who would like this feature/mode alot. 
Andrei P.
10/7/17
Andrei P.
The issue with Manual controls is that it prevents the camera from taking good photos. The camera inside the Pixel isn't that great, I mean it's just a regular smartphone camera. What makes it great is the google software, that adjust these settings, is live editing the image and applying HDR using machine learning. The camera would be bad if we wouldn't let Google take full control of it. If you want Manual controls, go get a different vendor such as the LG V30, you will get much better results in photos then if Google tried to give us manual controls.
Kino Seed
10/7/17
Kino Seed
Technically those are great, but people like images, which are not what they "usually see".
If they need to edit each picture to get a more of a "wow" factor, it will be somewhat disappointing.
Like here, a little of color-contrast boost, makes a big difference:




Braden Stookey
10/7/17
Braden Stookey
That is far too saturated... doesn't even look like the original scene. I think the original picture looks great.
Kino Seed
10/7/17
Kino Seed
Unless you are looking at the original image on oversaturated screen, the original will and does look dull - with low saturation. Even if you get bum the saturation and the image may get closer to "ordinary", but again this is not what people "like" (of course there are no friends based on "taste").
 I'm looking at the images on a professional, calibrated monitor for photography, and the originals looks quite dull.
Braden Stookey
10/7/17
Braden Stookey
I viewed them all on an iPhone 8 Plus, so yes it was pretty much 100% color accurate viewing. I thought they looked just fine. The Pixel oversaturates pictures just a touch, and I think it looks great.
Quoutube
10/7/17
Quoutube
I am disappointed about the Pixel 2 camera:
 
-some sample images look dull (a bit like iPhone 7), the Pixel and Nexus 5x/6p were much more colorful, so at least give us an option for the Nexus/Pixel1 look, for instance this one looks unrealistically dull: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO2_gTkgT1QwgYaWCTowaN6d2Cb5rvyJU10cjAdSU9Ao8v9Ec-r1v1cKdWEx6PNqg/photo/AF1QipNTHZYUpeqX-TZdKK22kfrxPoGzTsMe9DR7Pd_u?key=WEdYT3BMNFZGdUlwQ0l6aEdFT1UwVlg2LUZESDhn or this one: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO2_gTkgT1QwgYaWCTowaN6d2Cb5rvyJU10cjAdSU9Ao8v9Ec-r1v1cKdWEx6PNqg/photo/AF1QipOtN7uk1h6ys4D58Z9cmc1LN3i0I6LuQI5XQW57?key=WEdYT3BMNFZGdUlwQ0l6aEdFT1UwVlg2LUZESDhn

-sample images are oversharpened, you see sharpening halos, this wasn't an issue with Nexus 5x/6p/Pixel, look at the climber's back: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO2_gTkgT1QwgYaWCTowaN6d2Cb5rvyJU10cjAdSU9Ao8v9Ec-r1v1cKdWEx6PNqg/photo/AF1QipP3IopzoNWtRutf8O0b0V_Tm83GIg_MdgnEWVMA?key=WEdYT3BMNFZGdUlwQ0l6aEdFT1UwVlg2LUZESDhn
-no dual camera zoom
-depth of field effect with bad mistakes, see https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ref2_Bokeh-Outdoor_GooglePixel2.jpg
- the sensor is nearly 20% smaller, so you get more noise in good lighting conditions (f/1.8 has nearly no advantage in good lighting conditions), see this sample image and look at the sky: https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/010-3_ref.jpg The Nexus 5x/6p and the first Pixel had less noise in good lighting conditions. Even the irrelevant Dxomark gave the Pixel 2 a worse noise score than the first Pixel
-the new lens seems to be much worse. Just look at this sample image from gsmarena, there is a bad loss of contrast, it looks hazy, the Pixel and the Nexus 5x/6p never had this issue: https://cdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/reviews/17/google-pixel-2/handson/camera/gsmarena_006.jpg
- apparently no HDR+ raw files and no manual mode
 
I hope that Google will fix these issues with the Pixel 3 as the Pixel 2 seems to be a step back
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Nexus4Ever
1/14/18
Nexus4Ever
Good for you Carlos. Nobody is stopping you from your precious auto mode. Some of us however like more controls for when we don't have our DSLR and a scene presents itself. My case has a kickstand so it works as a tripod easily for long exposures. It won't cost YOU any extra.
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