Google has announced that the Night Sight feature will be rolled out to its Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices in the next couple of days. The Night Sight was a feature that came out of the box only with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones which are the flagship models of this year from Google. This information was confirmed in a blog post and the tech giant also explained in detail about how the new feature will be working on the Pixel handsets. Moreover, the Night Sight mode can also be used on the front camera also! Isn’t that exciting?
The main purpose of the new feature is to ensure that the images taken in a lesser lighting condition are in a better quality and makes sure that it adds light to a scene. The feature doesn’t even require a flash to improve the lighting conditions since it uses a machine learning by the camera application and takes a little more time to capture the scene by taking as much light as it can from the scene before and after the photo has been taken.
Night Sight will be taking multiple frames and merge them together to bring out one single image instead of using the long exposure. Since Night Sight is doing all this without the need of an upgraded hardware, it will be compatible with older smartphones also, with the new update. Furthermore, using Night Sight during the daytime captures will also reduce the noise and will be improving the resolution of the images captured.
On the blog post, Google has posted multiple images take with the Night Sight feature and these sample images includes an image taken in the daytime and also comes with a caption underneath saying “If you use Night Sight during the day, and are willing to hold still after shutter press, you will get.. denoising and resolution improvements”. As it is shown in the landscape shot in Marin Country. Capturing an image with the Night sight mode take more time compared to the normal image capturing.
The Night Sight feature was initially announced in October when the flagship devices Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were announced. It was not sure if this feature will be made available to all the Pixel devices, but now Google has already started rolling out the update to its previous Pixel handsets also. To turn on the Night Shift feature, the user needs to go to the settings of the Camara and select the More option. Now, under the new section, you can find the Night Sight icon that has to be activated.
Google is also advertising that the target also must be still for a couple of seconds before and after the photo has been taken since the Night Sight mode take multiple scenes and merges them to give a prefecture picture. Do you have a Pixel handset with you? Did you receive the new update on it? Comment in the section below and share your views on this camera feature. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.