Think about the ways you most commonly take pictures with your phone. How often do you take pictures in bad lighting or at night? How frequently do you capture panoramas? Google appears to have realized that the former scenario is much more likely; and as a result, the company is promoting its Night Sight feature to the main list of camera modes & moving panoramas; an extra tap away.
According to 9to5Google, this has already happen in the leaked Android Q beta build that made its way onto the web yesterday. Night View takes the place of Panorama as the left-most mode.
So if the decision holds when Google android Q ships, these are the settings you’ll be able to swipe between from the primary viewfinder:
- Night Sight
- More (Panorama, Photo Sphere, Photo Booth, Slow Motion, Time Lapse, Playground, Lens, Settings, AR etc.)
The change makes all of the sense in the world considering just how much Google has advertised Evening View and squared it against the iPhone XS, which lacks a devoted low-light shooting mode. Night Sight may have been bested by Huawei, but it’s still a standout feature for the Pixel cell phones.
Google’s panorama mode, at the same time, is fairly good but not a standout thing in comparison with other phones really.
But experienced photographers may be disappointed to learn that in that same updated camera app the ability to change white balance has been removed seemingly.
The temperature icon, which enable you to select from a number of different white balance presets; found nowhere. Google has never provided users the same degree of manual white stability control as, state, Samsung, but; I’d still prefer to possess at least some option to trusting the camera’s auto white balance. Sometimes, car just gets it incorrect – regardless of how great your computational photography back-end is usually. This is only a bug in the unreleased beta software hopefully, however.
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