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)