One of the aspects for which this mobile stands out precisely is for a good and consistent photo and video performance with others thanks to its good reproduction of skin tones and natural contrasts in all conditions. Its main shortcoming is loss of detail and image noise in short range zoom.
Very good results in almost all sections
In almost all aspects it offers good scores, especially in color, autofocus, texture, stabilization and exposure. Not so much in the zoom, as we have already said. Although in Bokeh and preview it has good results, it could be better. I will comment a little more in detail on its strengths and weaknesses, although in any case it offers very good photos and videos in almost all situations.
Among the main advantages of the camera we find that it offers a accurate exposure and wide dynamic range both still and video, good contrast even in backlit portrait scenes, good level of detail especially in bright light, and effective video stabilization when holding the camera still or moving.
You’ll also see beautiful skin tones even in challenging conditions. In still images, we can appreciate some beautiful skin tones and natural white balance in virtually all conditions. It offers very good results in portraits, supported by its wide dynamic range and good contrast.
Zoom, the great weakness of the Pixel 7 camera
Among its main drawbacks, we can find shadow noise in high-contrast, low-light scenes, both in photo and video. Cons such as indoor video color tones and clipping in indoor lighting are also highlighted. Slight ringing, flickering, and hue shifting can also be seen in images.
Its camera manages to rival the most powerful Pixel 7 Pro range model, since they have the same main camera and vary slightly in the ultra-wide angle. It doesn’t have a telephoto lens like the Pixel 7 Pro, and this may be one of its shortcomings, but you won’t notice it too much in the final result when it comes to getting a great imaging experience.
Anyway, the zoom performance is not so good as in the Pixel 7 Pro for not having a dedicated telephoto lens and narrower field of view in the ultra-wide. This is why telezoom images offer lower levels of detail even at moderate zooms. The color and exposure do not vary from the Pro version.
In general, it offers very good results in photos and videos, being one of the best options at the moment if we don’t care too much about its small shortcomings.