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Testing the Pixel’s Super Res Zoom and an Actual Telephoto Lens

All of the Pixel 3 and 3a phones have a feature called Super Res Zoom. This is one of Google’s many A.I. features they brag about and I wanted to see how well it did in the real world. To test this, I took the same photo 4 times. Pixel 3a at 1x zoom Pixel […]

Night Sight vs NeuralCam (quick, incomplete comparison)

Here’s a shot taken on the iPhone Xs: And here’s the same scene taken with the Pixel 3a: Not so pretty right? Well here’s Google’s much lauded Night Sight doing its best: And here’s NeuralCam doing it’s best in this same insanely low light situation: Due to WordPress liking to cache images, you might not […]

Other Uses for Night Sight Photos

I’m a big fan of Night Sight mode on the Pixel line of phones. Qualms about it being a separate mode or making scenes look different from how they look to the naked eye are fine, but as an additive mode to all the normal photo modes on Pixels, I’m still a fan. But one […]

Google Pixel 3a Review: The MacBook Air of Smartphones

Most phones are judged on 4 things: Build Quality Performance Camera Software If you buy an $800+ phone then you can usually get all of those but spend any less and you’re going to have to compromise. The $400-$700 phone market is interesting because it’s full of phones that are making compromises to appeal to […]

How Good is the Google Pixel’s Camera?

I’ve said on many occasions that I think the Google Pixel 2/3/3a have amazing cameras and they get shots that I really enjoy most of the time. Not only that, they get photos, usually at night, that I simply can’t get with my iPhone. But here’s an anecdote that made me question everything. No, not […]