Google release 'Night Sight' for all Pixel phones with latest camera update

Google Night Sight, which was first announced during the Pixel event last month is now rolling out to all three generations of Pixel smartphones as an update to the Google Camera app. Night Sight allows Pixel users to capture photos in very low lit scenarios by using advanced software processing.

Google uses machine learning to allow Night Sight to adapt to the situation and identify if the camera is being held or propped up. Before you press the shutter button, Night Sight measures your natural handshake, as well as how much motion is in the scene. If Pixel is stable and the scene is still, Night Sight will spend more time capturing light to minimize noise; if Pixel is moving or there’s significant scene motion, Night Sight will use shorter exposures, capturing less light to minimize motion blur.

Still photo captured using Night Sight on the Pixel 3

If your subject moves during the capture, Night Sight can adapt to prevent a modest amount of motion from ruining the shot. Instead of capturing one bright and blurry photo, Night Sight captures an equal amount of light over a burst of many photos that are dark but sharp. By merging this burst, Night Sight prevents motion blur and brightens the photo, giving you a bright and sharp photo.

Night Sight dealing with moving subjects

Night Sight will continue to adapt over time, using machine learning to balance the colors of your photos so that objects show their natural color at night.

Night Sight adjusting colors automatically

You can download the latest version of Google Camera on your Android device directly from the Google Play Store or by using the following link

Download from the Google Play Store
Price Free
Requirements Android

How to use Night Sight

Once you have the Google Camera app installed on your Pixel device, it will automatically suggest using Night Slight when you take a photo in low light. You can also manually activate it in your Camera app, by tapping “More” then selecting “Night Sight.” After you tap the shutter button, try to hold still until Night Sight finishes capturing the photo.

Night Sight on Pixel 3 XL

You can learn more about Night Sight on Google's Blog Post.

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