The Pixel 4 has been fully leaked and now we are looking at the upcoming camera interface on the device. From the courtesy of a Vietnamese Youtube channel ReLab and XDA Developers, the new Google Camera 7.0 has been successfully extracted.
Here are all the changes observed by XDA Devs –
- The camera modes are now located underneath the camera switch, shutter, and gallery buttons. The camera switch icon is enclosed in a circle to match the shape of the other two buttons. The entire bottom part of the camera interface, except for the gesture navigation area and a small area above it, floats on top of the viewfinder (when taking 16:9 photos), giving you more room to see what you’re capturing. Like version 6.3 and before, you can still swipe left or right on the viewfinder to switch between camera modes.
- The top bar that previously contained options like the timer, Motion Photos, and flash, has been replaced with a box that pops up in the middle of the viewfinder. This box is hidden by default until you either tap on the dropdown arrow or you swipe down anywhere on the viewfinder. The camera options that appear in this box depend on what camera mode you’re currently using. For example, the portrait mode options include face retouching and selfie illumination while the panorama mode includes an option to toggle audio recording. Lastly, the General Settings can be accessed from the settings box of any camera mode page rather than in the “More” tab.
- Night Sight has added a new “Infinity” focus option, which likely aids in astrophotography for the Google Pixel 4. Previously, there were 3 Night Sight focus level options: Autofocus, Near, and Far. According to Google, “Near” focuses at about 4 feet while “Far” focuses at about 12 feet.
- The zoom and exposure sliders have been tweaked to be smoother. The zoom slider now tells you the zoom level while the exposure slider no longer tells you the level.
- Long-pressing the shutter button in the Camera mode starts recording a video for as long as you hold the shutter button.
- Suggestions have been added to the Time Lapse mode to help users decide which speed to use. 5x is described as “good for lively groups,” 10x as “good for walking,” 30x as “good for busy spots,” and 120x as “good for sunsets.”
- A new horizon leveling circle has been added so you can straighten your phone.
The camera system on the Pixel 4 will be improved to a large extent this year. Google’s always been about the best software. And we hope to see even more improvements in the future.