One lens versus two.
It is time for the Google Pixel 2 and the iPhone X to go face to face to check the cameras.�� I took them to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
All images had been taken with auto HDR turned on and video shot at 4K, 30 frames a second.
[MUSIC] Each telephones produce very nice images in good lighting situations.
However the Pixel’s photos are constantly sharper, with extra element.
Colours on the iPhone can look extra saturated, and the automated white steadiness is a bit hotter.
Google’s HDR+ Improve mode additionally makes images look extra vivid, and seems to spice up the dynamic vary.
Apple popularized portrait mode with the iPhone 7 Plus, the place the topic seems sharp in comparison with the background.
To get this impact, the iPhone makes a depth map with the twin cameras and blurs out the background, whereas the Pixel depends on its single lens and machine studying to make the blur.
In daylight, each telephones do job of defining the topic and blurring behind, however particulars typically look sharper on the Pixel, and the impact actually makes the topic pop.
And sure, in case you are questioning, portrait mode additionally works on fish.
I low gentle the iPhone had a tough time protecting portrait mode lively, and saved asking me to activate the flash.
So, I missed the impact on this photograph.
The Pixel had no complaints.
Making an attempt once more, the iPhone did handle to take the shot, and produced a extra flattering photograph, even when the publicity is a bit of darker than the Pixel’s.
Portrait mode can also be on the entrance Entrance cameras.
Neither telephone does an incredible job with my hair, however the iPhone has a smoother transition between the topic and the background.
And the hotter shade temperature can also be extra flattering.
The Pixel seems like a messy cutout.
[MUSIC] The second lens on the iPhone provides 2x optical zoom whereas the Pixel depends of digital zoom to get you nearer.
At a decreased magnification, you possibly can’t see a lot distinction between the 2.
However as quickly as you take a look at Sutro Tower, you possibly can see the lack of element from the Pixel’s digital zoom at 2x in comparison with the optical zoom on the iPhone.
[MUSIC] As for flash, the Pixel’s lights up this cave a lot it washes out the colour whereas the iPhone’s photograph is far more true to what it really regarded like.
Which brings us to low gentle images within the aquarium.
Decreased magnifications they give the impression of being fairly related.
However on nearer inspection, the pixel simply takes the sting on element.
It is also barely much less noise.
However general, they’re very shut.
[MUSIC] Each telephones can shoot 4K at 30 frames a second.
However the iPhone provides 60 frames a second at this decision.
Beneath that video the iPhone seems so much cleaner and has a greater publicity general on the video picture.
Highlights are inclined to blow out on the Pixel and the shot seems noisy.
[MUSIC] The Pixel makes use of a mix of digital and optical stabilization the place as each of the iPhone’s lenses are optically stabilized.
Whereas the Pixel does present a number of the Jello impact that is widespread with digital stabilization it seems clean particularly for those who’re shifting or doing a monitoring shot.
The iPhone can look a bit jerky.
[MUSIC] [MUSIC] At 240 frames a second the Pixel’s solely recording in 720p whereas the iPhone is at a full 1080p decision.
Colours look extra punchy on the iPhone whereas the Pixel over exposes and loses some element and sharpness on the leafs.
So which telephone comes out on prime?
The Pixel excel at nonetheless photos, if you would like essentially the most element and sharpness with out further processing, however the iPhones acquired optical zoom, a greater selfie digital camera and an general video high quality.