19 Oct Google pushes computational photography into the future with its new Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro smartphones
Source: DP Review
Today, Google unveiled its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. In addition to a new custom-chipset and other hardware improvements, Google has added an array of AI-powered photo features that make the most of the two- and three-camera systems inside the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, respectively.
Before getting into the new photo features though, let’s take a look at the camera hardware inside the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The wide camera module inside both devices uses a 50MP 1/1.31” sensor (1.2µm pixels) and offers a 26mm full-frame equivalent focal length with an F1.85 aperture. The ultrawide camera module inside both devices features a 12MP sensor (1.25µm pixels) and offers a 114-degree field of view with an F2.2 aperture. The 4x telephoto camera module, which is exclusive to the larger Pixel 6 Pro, uses a 48MP 1/2” image sensor (0.8µm pixels) and offers a 104mm full-frame equiv. focal length with an F3.5 aperture.
These camera modules are housed inside what Google refers to as the ‘camera bar,’ a large black protrusion that spans the width of the rear of both smartphones. While this particular design might make for a larger camera ‘bump’ than most other smartphones, it should also prevent the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices from wobbling on a table when you set it down, as is the case with most other flagship devices with larger camera
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