Monday, October 10, 2016

[Video] Stunning 4K Footage Taken With The Google Pixel XL

 
[Video] Stunning 4K Footage Taken With The Google Pixel XL

Google is serious this year as they spent a lot of time talking about the Pixel’s camera in its presentation earlier this week, and a good amount of that time was spent on video. The company has made some bold claims on how good this phone’s camera really is, and now one lucky user has been given a chance to put that camera to the test, and it’s pretty outstanding. 

Spreading the word with "#NoFilter needed," Google's camera head Isaac Reynolds took the photo collection that range from landscapes to bowls of fruit and people, highlighting how the Pixel can capture clear stills, even if the subject is moving or in low-light conditions.

The fun doesn't end there either, as there's an alleged 4K video that's said to have been shot using the Google Pixel XL. If that turns out to be true, then the smartphone will more or less redefine the competition on this front.

It's also worth mentioning that the Pixel set a new record for getting the highest marks that DxOMark has ever doled out, scoring 89 points.

In the video below, we see some incredible scenery thanks to YouTube user Ron8it who has also posted some fantastic iPhone 7 and 7 Plus videos. According to him, the Pixel “blows the doors off of the iPhone 7 Plus” when it comes to 4K video — not an easy feat to accomplish.

He does note that the image stabilization could be better, as seen in a couple of different shots, which is likely due to Google opting for a software-only stabilization method as opposed to hardware-based. He also notes that he did perform some mild color correction in post, but all of the footage was taken directly on the phone and slow motion was also done by the device.

As a little refresher of the Pixel's camera, the rear sports a 12.3-megapixel sensor and a f/2.0 aperture. Meanwhile, the front side is loaded with an 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 aperture.

To cover the rest of the details, the Pixel rocks a 5-inch FHD AMOLED touch-screen and a 2,770 mAh battery. On the other hand, the larger sibling Pixel XL dons a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and a bigger 3,450 cell.

Powering the two is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 paired with 4 GB worth of RAM. Also, they are available in storage configurations of 32 GB and 128 GB.

With all said and done, what do you think of the Pixel's camera? Drop by our comments section below and let us know.