Google has unveiled its new smartphones, which are no longer called Nexus. Both the Pixel and Pixel XL have been created by HTC and they have the same hardware configuration and camera. They’re available in two storage options of 32GB and 128GB, but users have unlimited cloud storage to save their photos and videos. Google claims that the 12.3MP rear camera with Sony’s IMX378 sensor was rated the best smartphone camera and the sample photos speak for themselves.
The IMX378 sensor is 1.55-micron pixels large, and it’s 10 percent nigger than many competitors, being capable of capturing more light in less time and performing great in low-light conditions. However, while most modern flagships feature optical image stabilization (OIS) technology, Google picked EIS over OIS and an employer known as IsaacOnCamera has explained on the Google Product Forums why the company has preferred this technology, although it’s not better than the other.
With OIS, images are less blurry and the video is smoother and they look awesome in low-light conditions because the technology mechanically compensates for the shaking of the user’s hand, when the image sensor is exposed to the capturing environment. EIS works slightly different, as it compensates for shaky hands during video recording by using complex algorithms that compare frame contrast and pixel location for each changing frame.
So, EIS is ideal for video, while OIS improves photos, but Isaac has added that EIS can be easily integrated into smaller cameras, while OIS requires particular optical components. And since the new Pixels are 8.6mm thick, if Google had chosen OIS, the devices would have had an unaesthetic camera bulge on their backs. In closing, IsaacOnCamera has stated that it’s not important how performance is achieved, as long as the results are impressive and users don’t complain about the quality of the photos.