If Google is looking for something nowadays with its devices is to excel in photography, with each new Pixel experiences a leap in the photographic segment that usually focuses on software.
In the case of the Google Pixel 7, the telephoto camera bar hardware is similar to that already offered by its Pixel 6’s predecessor.
It has spec similarities in sensors, optics and stabilization, the three cameras have the following features:
Main rear camera. Its sensor is 50 megapixels, with a size of 1/1.31 inches. The main camera shows size of each pixel 12 um, f/1.9 aperture, stabilization (OIS and EIS), multi-directional PDAF focus, laser focus, and super res zoom with 2x optical zoom.
Wide-angle rear camera. Its sensor is 12 megapixels with a size of 1/2.9 inches. The size of each pixel is 1.25 um, f/2.2 aperture and viewing angles of 114º.
Wide-angle front-facing camera. The selfie camera sensor is 10.8 megapixels with a sensor size of 1/3.1 inch. The size of each pixel is 1.22 um, f/2.2 aperture and viewing angles of 92.8º.
Thanks to the photographic camera experience set by Google, which is consistent and of high quality, a noticeable performance in any scene is made possible. And what is not within the reach of the camera hardware is complemented by a system of computational tools that act as a powerful complement to facilitate automatic shots with the camera app.
In keeping with the house brand, all of Google’s ingenuity happens in the shadows.
As much as the processing work is appreciated once the image is taken (it usually takes more than a second to generate the final image).
In short, with the Google Pixel 7 we get very good shots and cameras that behave perfectly when it comes to autofocus, are fast in manual focus, follow moving objects beautifully, and more.
There are not plenty of new software tricks for the camera but the ones that are still showing up from last year’s features are the magic erasers, motion mode, photo unblur, face unblur, panorama, night sight, super res zoom and more.
Surely, your Google photos library will create automated photo retouch, collages and more image suggestion, being an extremely useful app.