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Google Pixel 6 & Pro Camera Review | Best smartphone snapper of 2021?



Reviewing Google’s Pixel 6 Pro and the standard Pixel 6’s fresh camera tech after ten days of testing, with a comparison of the phones’ optics. With a fresh new 50MP camera sensor and the Tensor chip’s ISP, the Pixel 6 can quickly capture good looking photos and video in most conditions. Meanwhile the Pro model adds in a telephoto lens for zoom shots. But are they among the best smartphones of 2021 for photography?

Both blowers cope well in strong and dim lighting, although moving subjects will appear blurry in evening photos. The Pixel 6 Pro’s tele option is a serious upgrade for getting closer to your subject, while the Motion Mode is a gimmick that’s best left alone.

When it comes to selfies, the Google Pixel 6 series isn’t as impressive as some rivals. Low light shots suffer from grain and don’t boast the wonderfully natural skin tones captured by the rear camera.

Still, I was happy enough with the 4K video results, from the impressive stabilisation to the strong audio capture. And photo editing is improved with the Magic Eraser tool, which can wipe out any pesky stragglers hanging around in shot.

My full Pixel 6 review is live right now and my in-depth Pixel 6 vs Pro phone comparison will be going live shortly! So what do you reckon, are you tempted by these flagship smartphones?

Google Pixel 6 Pro Camera Review Chapters:
0:00 – Rambly bit
0:52 – Camera UI
1:27 – Pixel 6 & Pro photo tests
2:45 – Motion Mode
3:18 – Ultra Wide & Telephoto tests
4:19 – Video tests
4:51 – Selfie cameras
5:35 – Photo Editing (Magic Eraser)

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  1. Dude… the camera on this JUST SUCKS 🙂 Why can't you just tell it like it is….? 🙂 Try OnePlus 9 pro man… And do this review again then. Just look at your own video clip shooting with this shit. Try to make out anything of the sky… It's just all white. :))))) GOD !

  2. As a current owner of a pixel 1, My only complaint is the camera zoom which is non-existent compared to other brands. Fast forward to the 6th Pixel generation and updated technology; would I be fine with the pixel 6?

  3. Gosh, it would be so awesome to live in Great Britain where you have statues of all of our great ancestors of Western civilization, the Caesars and all the great kings of England. Everybody lives there, sees that stuff everyday and thinks it's no big deal but I'm an American but I'm also a European by by heritage and I just love our great history seeing it in these photos. Long live the west long live Rome

  4. I like this reviewer. Same attitude as me. I dig how you just browse over those gimmicky camera features, lol. Thanks!

  5. I was gonna buy the pro but it didn't really impress as much as expected so bought a oppo find x3 pro brand new for £530 which is a much better deal in my opinion

  6. A Pixel 6 with the telephoto would be perfect for my use. Don't care at all about the other Pro features, in fact some of them are negatives. They could dump the wide angle lens and add the 4x telephoto as far as I'm concerned.

  7. Today i got my pixel 6 but i returning it because it Doesn't have dual apps, its gesture back button is right sided there is no option for changing it. And anther thing is it Doesn't allaw anything download anything with my mobile
    Data on only shows turn on wifi for download. I Didn't found any setting for that

  8. Stunning photos best I've ever seen on any smartphone review✌️🏆🥇. A huge upgrade from the usual budget friendly Motorola and Nokia phones Chris is reviewing just about every week. These new Pixels are amazing in a totally different league miles ahead and above Samsung and Apple too. Now if I only could afford to buy that Pixel 6 Pro (which I really can't at least in 2021).

  9. Mines going back. Front camera is pure rubbish and the overall experience is not great. Sad because the hardware quality is fantastic

  10. The comparison to do is Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 6 camera review. This would be most interesting, and would show if any real gains have been made.

  11. Was tempted to spunk up for the Pro but after watching this, might as stick with standard. Roughly same size as my 4xl.

  12. How I wish to have any of the 6 series of the Pixel phones, it broke my heart when I heard the price here in our country (Philippines) 🙁 If ever I am gonna get one that would be the best Christmas gift I have ever received in my entire life. I am huge fan of Google Products but sadly aside that I can't afford any of their products is we do have physical store here in Asia 🙁 I am hoping Tech Spurt notice me though 🙁

  13. Photos and video is only one aspect, how hot does the pixel get and does it begin to throttle like every other pixel? From what I understand, the iPhone can video all day with very heat, all things considered. That, to me, is more important than nitpicking pictures or videos. But, I'm also from the generation that used flashcubes, so I am happy with any new tech. 😁

  14. I have a Google pixel 3 XL and have been patiently waiting for this pixel 6 pro. For my YouTube channel I use my pixel 3 to record time lapses of my art. My question to you is how do the video modes compare? Please tell me is there still a time lapse mode?

  15. Tech Spurt uploads a video about Pixel 6 Camera review
    Me, an intellectual: "What the heck, is that viking pub?! ME WANT IN!"

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