On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to preview Google’s new “killer app”, Night Sight.
A campfire and a creepy doll sitting in a tree
Overall, I have to say I’m extremely impressed. As a 10 year iPhone user, I will admit that there were times when Samsung had a clearly better camera and I would argue that the iPhone X did a lot to catch up (especially in portrait mode), although with Night Sight, Top Shot, and Group Selfies, the Google Pixel certainly takes the crown in the mobile camera wars. The only issue is that to achieve the Night Sight effect, you need to focus on holding still for about 7 seconds, however, the results can be worth it depending on the situation. I asked Product Manager, Alexander Schiffhauer about shortening the time you need to hold still and when the feature will be available for video and he assured me that the team is “working on it”.
Night Sight is available now as a software update across all Pixel devices (not just the new Pixel 3), so if you have to see it to believe it, go check out Night Sight, you’ll truly be amazed by what you see.