Today, Google started rolling out a new feature for the Pixel camera – Night Sight, that helps you capture vibrant and detailed low-light photos without a flash or tripod. Over the next few days, Night Sight will be coming to the front and rear cameras on all three generations of Pixel phones.
Night Sight works best on posed pictures of people or still landscapes / cityscapes, rather than motion. Tips on how to get the most out of the phone in low light include:
- Low-light group selfies and selfies with a beautiful city background.
- Capturing a city skyline at dusk.
- Capturing an icon like the Golden Gate Bridge at dusk
- If you’re a parent, you’ll love being able to capture and share a photo of your baby asleep in his/her crib – without a flash that would wake him/her
- If you enjoy nightlife, try taking some photos in dim restaurants, bars, and city sidewalks.
- Taking photos of friends and family while camping or partaking in events at dark
To read more about how Night Sight works and when to use it please refer to the blogpost below or here, with more in-depth information on the research behind it here. You can also check out a visual demonstration of a handheld imaging in very low light to see the effect of it.