Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro take photos as pretty as almost any other phone. In addition to powerful hardware, the duo offers powerful software with numerous functions. We reveal how to get the most out of Pixel cameras.
Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro: The Cameras Can Do That
Pixel 6 Pro brings the most powerful smart camera hardware. You snap blur-free, high-contrast images with the optically stabilized 50-megapixel primary camera, zoom in on distant subjects with the 48-megapixel telephoto lens, and capture landscapes and buildings with the ultra-wide-angle lens, which has a resolution of 12 megapixels. The 94-degree field of view of the 11.1-megapixel selfie camera ensures that all your friends fit in the picture.
Pixel 6 does without the telephoto camera. In addition, the selfie camera of the standard model has an 8-megapixel resolution, and the field of view is 84 degrees. Otherwise, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have the same powerful camera equipment. So you have several cameras available on both Google phones to let off steam creatively.
Camera App: How To Take Photos
Thanks to the accessible camera app, taking Google phones is very easy. You can switch between the different cameras on the back in a flash. The following options are available above the release button:
- ” 7x “: Tap to select the ultra-wide-angle lens. This allows you to capture an extensive section of the environment, for example, landscape photos, architectural photos, and city panoramas.
- ” 1 “: With this option, you select the 50-megapixel main camera. The camera uses a process called “pixel binning.” It combines multiple pixels to capture more light, increasing detail and contrast. Because of this, the photos that end up being stored on the device have an actual resolution of 12 megapixels.
- ” 2 “: Choose this option to use the 2x zoom.
” 4 “: Tap this menu item to take photos with 4x zoom. The Pixel 6 Pro uses the 48-megapixel telephoto camera for this.
- Up to 20x hybrid zoom: To zoom in on subjects even further away, you can zoom into the image in acceptable increments of up to 20x. To do this, place two fingers on the touch screen in the camera app and pull them apart.
If you want to take a standard selfie, tap on the symbol with the two arrows to the left of the shutter release button. This is how you take selfies in which both you and the background focus. If you want to conjure up a selfie with an artistically blurred background (“bokeh”), you also tap on “Portrait” in the bar below the release button. There are more options available in portrait mode:
- ” 7x “: With this, you capture groups of people, so more people fit on the selfie.
- ” 1 “: Perfect for taking a solo selfie of yourself.
For even more options, tap on the cogwheel in the top left. Here you have the following options:
- Activate flash
- use facial retouching
- Start timer
- Switch from full screen to 16:9 format
If you tap on “More options,” you will find, among other things:
- Gesture control settings
- Image composition options like a virtual horizon and grid
Night Vision: Turn Night Into Day
Pixel phone night vision is a powerful tool for low-light situations. The mode is suitable for night photo trips and poorly lit interiors. You can even capture motifs in photos that you cannot see with the naked eye with night vision. You can find night vision in the options bar under the shutter button on the far left.
You can use night vision with all cameras, including the selfie camera. Note that you need to hold your Google Phone very still for a few seconds when taking the picture so that the device catches as much light as possible.
Action Photos: Hollywood-Ready Shots
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can spectacularly stage fast movements with action photos. The feature is excellent for things like sporting events and moving cars. Panning Action Photo sharply focuses on moving subjects such as a car, scooter, or soccer player, while creatively blurring the background.
You can find the action photo option in the bar under the release button under the “Movement” menu item. Select the option and hold the trigger. Meanwhile, you follow the subject with the camera and hold the phone steady in your hand.
Long Exposure: How To Paint With Light
The long exposure blurs moving subjects and shows the background in focus. You can also stage movement with prolonged exposure, for example, in a waterfall and vehicles. The function is also suitable for beautiful light paintings at night with the headlights of cars. You can find the option in the bar under the release button under the “Motion” menu item.
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