The "Halo" effect: A hardware issue with the Pixel's camera?1 Recommended Answer
We are a group of a few thousand Android/Pixel enthusiasts and power-users over on Reddit. Most of us have been noticing an issue with the camera - rather extreme lens flaring happening when a light source is glancing off the side of the camera.
All store units our group has tested are exhibiting the effect; all RMA and return units are also exhibiting the effect. I designed a thread specifically to counteract confirmation bias of the problem being widespread, but the overwhelming majority is able to reproduce the effect.
Troubleshooting steps, such as factory resets, Camera app rollbacks, and safe mode do not have any effect on this effect. This is clearly an issue with the camera itself.
Here are some technical threads trying to figure out why and what is happening to cause the halo effect:
Here are reports of the issue:
Once the Pixel team manages to fix the issues, could you post an update in this thread? A lot of us got RMAs which are exhibiting the same issue.
Also, as an engineer myself, I am curious to see what the Pixel team might think the problem is!
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