Latest Pixel Camera app set to add feature upgrades to Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro phones
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Google is adding several new camera enhancements specifically for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The latest version of the Pixel Camera app (version 9.2) enables you to record longer videos using Google's Night Sight Time Lapse feature: five minutes of 1080p video or 20 minutes of 4K video will now result in a timelapse video of 10 seconds in Night Sight mode. This compares well to the previous version of Night Sight, which was limited to just one second of output footage.

Pixel Camera 9.2 also includes a dedicated switch in the advanced camera settings for enabling Ultra HDR; a more extreme version of Google's HDR algorithm, which produces extra color vibrancy over and above Google's standard HDR+ processing.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.