Thursday, May 30, 2024
Smart Phones

1,000 photos with the Pixel 8 Pro: AI, UI, and Pro stuff

The $999 Google Pixel 8 Pro takes good photos with its 50-megapixel f/1.68 main sensor. For the most part, subjects are sharp, colors aren’t too saturated, and the focus fall-off can fool you into thinking images came from a larger camera. But it’s important to remember that Google is a software company that sometimes makes hardware. And for every one photo it takes, there are two AI editing tools ready to either make its hardware look better than it really is or create a scene that isn’t necessarily true.

In the latest episode of my YouTube series Full Frame, I set out to take 1,000 photos with the Pixel 8 Pro. From 4K, 24FPS video of fall in upstate New York to ultrawide macro shots of my eyeballs, I put this system to the test.

It will come as a surprise to no one that the software and UI were the best parts of the experience, but I was sad to see that Google still struggles with an old weakness: color consistency. Tune into the video above for more on that.


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