Google says the "Night Sight" feature lets you capture stunning low-light photos you wouldn't be able to otherwise. As you might have guessed, Google used machine learning to minimize blurriness and to balance the color of the photo so that 'objects show their natural color at night'. It takes low-light photography to a whole new level, setting new goals for rivals like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.
Starting Wednesday, Google will begin slowly releasing an update to the Google Camera app for all three generations of the company's Pixel smartphones. One of the most notable ones was their Night Sight feature, which produced incredible looking photos in a near-absence of light. All that without using the LED flash.
Google has employed some of the DSLR tricks on the Night Sight mode by partly adding an "S-curve" for tone mapping of scenes that are too dark for the naked eye.
The end result? A crappy, dark, and generally grainy photo.
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". The noise has been reduced to its maximum potential, and the colours are as natural as they would appear in a well-lit room.
Tech reviewer Marques Brownlee has been testing Night Sight. Taking selfies and group selfies (thanks to the ultra-wide lens) in a really dark area can not get better.
This feature brightens images taken in low-light scenarios.
The process of capturing a Night Sight photo requires the user to switch to Night Sight mode, and then hold the camera still for a variable amount of time (a few seconds) while the camera captures the photo. The technology is created to improve the quality of low-light photos, though with one significant caveat: it can not handle moving objects.
There are some features in the Night Sight that help people take better photos like "Focus options" that help users autofocus, Near, or Far when using Night Sight with either the front or rear camera.