This week, the next Google Pixel smartphone was tipped to have a camera system with next-level stabilization. Given that the game with Google’s first Google pixel smartphone and computer photography is effectively changing, the device maker should pay attention to work with cameras on each new pixel device. While this isn’t the first time a smartphone-built camera setup has included a gimbal system, this could be the first time that we have access to that feature on a smartphone in the US.
As we saw about one year ago in the Vivo X50 Pro, a Gimbal is indeed a realistic prospect within a smartphone camera array. This feature was not exactly included on that smartphone which spurred the rest of the smartphone world to follow. But, as is often the case, once a company such as Vivo makes the effort to include such a feature in a real live telephone, the rest of the market has a better way to make this happen.
The Google Pixel 6 probably rolls with a gimbal-like steady camera-mode, a larger sensor with Google custom NPU and ISP (better than Pixel 5) and a “big enhancement in video.” As reported in Twitter by @ FrontTron reporter. If a gimbo-like system were included, would there have to be great improvements to video? Otherwise, what would the matter be?
Tron also pointed to a <0.7μm 50MP ISOCELL camera “coming soon” note from Ice Universe Leaker. As Tron suggests, it is quite possible that the entire Google Pixel 6 array is managed by a Samsung camera system. If we look at the Google Pixel 6 image leaks that came in mid-May and late May, we can see that Google has shown that they don’t fear to have a thicker than the usual camera bump in their image. We call this a camera bridge because it runs all the way from one side of the device.
What do you want in a camera system on a smartphone? Do you think you need a stabilization system to avoid bumps and shakes for your videos? Do you feel like using a video camera for your smartphone that makes it worthwhile?