Flip them over, meanwhile, and you find the hardware that most people are probably interested in. Both Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have a 50-megapixel wide camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture and almost 126-degree field of view, and an f/1.85 aperture and laser-detect autofocus (LDAF). The Pixel 7 Pro throws in a 48-megapixel 5x optical zoom.
Obviously, hardware is only part of the story here, and as always Google has a long, long list of tech that it’s delivering with the power of its new second-generation Tensor G2 chipset. That includes familiar favorites like magic Eraser and Night Sight — here performing faster than before, Google promises — but also new additions including motion blur in video capture.
We’ll have to wait until reviewers have spent some time with the two phones to see just how the cameras actually hold up in practice. It’s fair to say that there are plenty of people who consider the Pixel 6 Pro to hold the top spot in smartphone photography, so expectations are high this time around. Over the aisle at Apple, the iPhone 14 Pro switched things up with a far larger primary sensor than usual — though still, at 48-megapixels, slightly lower resolution than what Google is packing here — though opinion is still fairly split as to whether it’s using all those megapixels to their maximum. Software plays a huge role, after all.