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Pixel 2 gets better camera, optical photo and video stabilizationGoogle shows off its new enhanced camera for the Pixel 2, with better auto focus, portrait mode and new photo and video optical stabilization.
The Pixel 2 has a 12 megapixel F1.8 aperture rear camera with optical image stabilization. We've integrated these components with our HDR Plus computational photography. For every photo, we take a burst of shots with short exposure times to avoid blowing out the highlights. We then align and combine each pixel Algorithmically for optimum color and contrast. All of this happens instantly with zero shutter lag. The results are stunning with high dynamic range, even in challenging low light conditions. This year we've increased the dynamic range and improved texture and sharpness. And combined with a new auto-focus mechanism, and optical image stabilization to reduce blur from shaky hands, you get amazing shots every time like this and this. Portrait mode lets you take professional-looking shots with a blurred background to make the foreground pop, like what you might capture with an SLR camera. Other smartphones do this by combining the images from two cameras. Pixel 2 does four tred mode with just one camera and machine learning. The way this works is the Pixel 2 camera includes a dual-pixel sensor technology. This means that each pixel in an image contains a right and a left view. The difference in perspective from those pixels combine with machine learning models trained in almost a million photos means this works on really hard cases like a busy colorful background. [UNKNOWN] mode doesn't just work on the main camera, because of the quality of Google's computational photography with single camera You can also take portrait selfies through the front camera. During video recording on a Pixel 2 the OIS hardware actively corrects shake artifacts, while at the same time the software based video stabilization uses intelligent frame look ahead to stabilize the overall video. The Pixel 2 camera also supports a feature called Motion Photos. Your Pixel captures up to three seconds of video behind the scenes. Removing uninteresting motion and applying our unique fuse video stabilization technology to the result