New Google Night Sight feature creates photos in near darkness

Google‘s Marc Levoy and Yael Pritch Knaan posted some sample images featuring the new low-light capabilities of the Pixel Camera. The results, shown above, continue the advancement of the HDR+ format to bring together multiple images to create one image.

Night Sight is a new feature of the Pixel Camera app that lets you take sharp, clean photographs in very low light, even in light so dim you can’t see much with your own eyes. It works on the main and selfie cameras of all three generations of Pixel phones and does not require a tripod or flash. In this article we’ll talk about why taking pictures in low light is challenging, and we’ll discuss the computational photography and machine learning techniques, much of it built on top of HDR+, that make Night Sight work.

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