While everyone is talking about the Night Sight feature introduced with the new Pixel 3 devices, the users are also discovering several issues with the devices. The first reviews are starting to emerge, and the technology is blowing people's minds.
Night Light is rolling out to all three generations of Pixel phones today.
A handy lux table by Google.
So, how much do you have to pay for all this?
Night Sight for Pixel Phones is Going to Blow Your Mind, Coming This Week
From what I've seen, the results are rather fantastic but I can't say that I'm surprised. Google says your autofocus will start to fail around 0.3 lux, which is dark enough that your eyes can't resolve small objects nearby. "If you can't find your keys on the floor, your smartphone can't focus either".
Since Night Sight merges multiple frames, it doesn't work well if the scene you're trying to capture contains obvious movement.
Night Sight, as the name implies, is a camera mode for taking photos in low light settings. Even Night Sight has its limits, though. His opinion: "Dear God it's basically magic".
Basically, Night Sight eliminates the need for a distracting and annoying flash or an impractical tripod.
Is your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL suffering from this buzzing issue? Although the Pixel 3 in particular has gained critical acclaim for its proficiency in dimly lit photography, reports across the internet are praising Night Sight for its detail and colour accuracy, while minimising motion blur through shortened exposure. I am well impressed! This is all the more impressive when you consider Night Sight is backwards-compatible with the company's smartphones dating back to 2016.