Google Pixel XL camera review

$(document). ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_1207849172","galleryId":"1207849172","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); For its latest smartphone generation, Google has dropped the Nexus moniker of previous models and used Pixel branding borrowed from the company's top-end Chromebooks and tablets.

The Pixel XL is the larger of two models and comes with a 5. 5" QHD-screen that uses AMOLED technology.

In terms of technical camera specifications, not much has changed compared to last year's Nexus devices. A 1/2. 3" 12MP sensor is paired with an F2. 0 aperture but offers no optical image stabilization. However, Google has flexed its muscles on the software side of things and added a new gyroscope-based video stabilization system that reads gyro data 200 times per second for smoother panning and shake-free handheld video recording.

Additionally, thanks to more powerful processing and zero shutter lag the excellent HDR+ mode is now on by default, using an image stacking approach to reduce noise, capture better detail and increase dynamic range. While the Pixel XL's camera hardware looks promising, it is these innovative algorithms that make the Google device one of the most interesting smartphones for photography released this year.

Key Photographic / Video Specifications

1/2. 3 12MP CMOS sensor with 1. 55m pixels

F2. 0 aperture

AF with on-sensor phase detection and laser-assistance

Dual-tone LED flash

4K video at 30 fps

1080p slow-motion at 120fps, 720p at 240fps

Manual controls and Raw-support with third-party camera apps

Gyroscope-based video stabilization

8MP front camera, 1/3. 2" sensor, 1. 4 m pixels, F2. 4, 1080p video

Unlimited cloud storage for full-resolution images and videos

Other Specifications

5. 5-inch Quad-HD AMOLED screen

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset


32/128GB storage

3,450mAh battery

Splash and dust resistant

Fingerprint reader

DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.


video camera pixel google

2016-12-22 15:00

video camera → : 13 / video camera -


Insta360 One X hands-on review

The One X is Insta360's latest consumer 360-degree cam and is controlled via an iPhone or Android smartphone, and retails for $400. The big news on the new model is the 5. 7K resolution which means you can reframe the spherical footage and extract a standard 16:9 video with good resolution after capture.

2018-11-14 16:00

Why Does Video Anger So Many Photographers?

As video recording started to gain prominence on DSLRs and compact system cameras, one particular comment would often appear in comments sections, on forums and on the letters pages of magazines. If I want a camera that shoots video, Ill buy a video camera or words to that effect.

2017-06-30 03:00

This Retro Video Game Inspired Video Explains How a Digital Camera Works For Dummies

Have you ever had a friend who was new to photography and asked you basic questions about how a camera works? Have you wished that there was a simple dumbed-down, easy to digest explanation video to answer those questions? In the latest "How It Works?" series on The Telegraph's site, they published a short minimalist animation video on the science behind how a digital camera works.

2016-12-01 23:02

Sony Xperia XZ camera review

$(document). ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_3336540306","galleryId":"3336540306","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"standalone":false,"selectedImageIndex":0,"startInCommentsView":false,"isMobile":false}) }); The Xperia XZ is the top-of-the-line model in Sony's Xperia X series and comes with some of the latest technologies implemented in its camera module.

2016-11-25 15:00

Fujifilm gives us a glimpse of its upcoming Instax Square camera

We've known for a while now that Fujifilm is developing a 1:1 format instant film, which measures 85. 6mm x 72mm and provides a 62 x 62mm image, and an accompanying Instax camera. Unfortunately not much detail is known about the camera but now the Japanese manufacturer has released a teaser video on its Instax Square website that gives us at least a glimpse at some elements of the camera.

2016-10-19 21:32


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know

Introduction The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is Canons flagship DSLR aimed at pro photographers, with a lineage dating all the way back to 2001s EOS-1D. As usual, this iteration of the line is full of new and updated technologies designed to make it one of the top performing cameras in the world.

2016-08-22 15:00