Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Another Pixel 3 bug seems to affect text messages

Another Pixel 3 bug seems to affect text messages

Google shared a bunch of new information on the Night Sight feature and on how to make the most of it as it's released to the public.

Despite its limitation, in our testing we saw that Night Sight brought rather dramatic enhancements to still images, to the point where flash lighting might not be needed for low-light conditions (think museums, for example, where flash photography is either prohibited or makes no sense because items are covered by glass).

Your Pixel handset will suggest using the Night Sight mode if it detects a low-light situation, and you'll be able to tap the on-screen prompt to jump straight into it.

With the launch of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL previous year, Google showed how it envisions to improve photography using artificial intelligence and machine learning. However, smartphones have always struggled in scenarios with little or no light and the Night Sight mode aims to address that issue. To combat motion blur that OIS can't fix, the Pixel 3's default picture-taking mode uses "motion metering", which consists of using optical flow to measure recent scene motion and choosing an exposure time that minimizes this blur.

Night Sight is rolling out now. As soon as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL went on sale, Google confirmed that the feature will only become available in November.

It appears that issues continue to affect Pixel 3 devices after the latest security updates pushed out by Google. The company says the feature is constantly adapting to not just how you are holding your phone, so that it can prepare for a steady surface or your shaking hand, but also with the environment you're shooting in as well. It's not super likely this feature will expand to non-Pixel smartphones. "Night Sight works best on Pixel 3".

Ahead of the official release today, the Night Sight mode leaked via a ported version of Google Camera app.

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