Google Pixel 4 and one limitation
Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL were equipped as the first models in their series with dual cameras. The main sensor has 12.2 Mpix with f / 1.7, optical image stabilization, while it will be complemented by a 16 Mpix matrix with a telephoto lens. Earlier we learned about the new feature called Double exposure, which will allow you to take excellent and effective photos. Google also took care of adding both optical and digital zoom, improved night mode operation, and Live HDR + seems to raise the bar for all rivals. Of course, the company also boasted of implementing machine learning algorithms that are to provide even higher quality images and allow, among others taking photos of the stars in the night sky.
Also read: Here are Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL.
However, it turns out that we can record it with Full HD video at 60 frames per second or 4K at 30 frames per second. Especially the latter parameter raises a lot of emotions.
Hi, Pixel 4 supports 4k video recording on the rear camera at 30fps. We find that the majority of users stick with 1080p, so we focus our energy on improving our quality in this mode, versus enabling a 4k 60fps mode that could use up to half a gigabyte of storage every minute.
– Made by Google (@madebygoogle) October 20, 2019
Google has quite interestingly replied to the allegations that their latest flagships do not offer the possibility of shooting 4K at 60 frames per second. It should be added here that equally high-valued rivals offer such an option, so this is a big surprise. After all, adding this mode would not be a great effort and would be a useful thing for someone looking for something more than Full HD or 30 frames per second. In the end, you buy flagships so as not to compromise on them.
Such a lack, however, still has some justification in the form that the basic variant has a modest 64 GB of built-in memory. In his case, recording in 4K in general means very quickly running out of available space for data.
Real needs of users
Google has rightly noticed that finally users mainly use Full HD movie recording. This is important because the phone usually supports HDR or effective optical image stabilization. In this way, on the smartphone screen we get a much better-looking video, although the option of recording in 4K at 60 frames per second can definitely be useful, especially in combination with a tripod.
Most smartphone users want to use the automatic modes. Anyway, that's why we have a camera in the phone: we take out the equipment, take a picture or video and that's it. I still hope that Google will take care of adding 4K / 60 fps mode to at least next year's smartphones, because it is currently difficult to understand such action. They want to be the best company in terms of cameras, and still limit the possibilities of their models in this respect.
source: Android Police
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