Google’s Giving More Prominence to Pixel’s Night Sight Camera Feature

Posted on July 4, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google, Hardware, Android with 6 Comments

Google’s Night Sight feature that allows you to take better low-light pictures without using the flash is finally getting some love. When the feature first launched, it was integrated into the camera app, but hidden within the “more” section where you chose between the camera modes.

Google still showed a suggestion for users to try the night sight mode in the normal camera mode, but it was still harder to get to whenever you wanted to take a quick shot.

Google is finally changing that, according to 9to5Google, who got access to a newer version of the Camera app through a leaked Android Q build. The new camera app puts Night Sight alongside the other important modes, like Portrait, Video, and the regular camera mode.

Night Sight is replacing Panorama on the list, which has now swapped places with Night Sight in the More section. The new camera app also comes with improvement for the Portrait mode’s front-facing Flash feature, which has now been renamed to Illumination.

Moving Night Sight and giving it more prominence makes a lot of sense because you are more likely to use the mode over Panorama, something most people rarely ever use. Plus, Night Sight has been a highlight feature in the latest Pixel phones, so I am not sure why it was tucked away, to begin with.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Google’s Giving More Prominence to Pixel’s Night Sight Camera Feature”

  1. BeckoningEagle

    This is a welcomed change. Whenever I need to quickly bring up the camera for a Night Shot, my subjects invariably groan at me taking so much time. Another cool feature would be to bring up Night Sight automatically by using the ambient light sensor.


  2. saksham

    Hi Mehedi,


    The night sight mode is really very amazing, and now that it has been brought on front by Google, it'll definitely attract more picture-clicking lovers like me. I've been using Google Pixel 3 XL for clicking pictures of my cricket matches, and this mode helps me a lot to get pictures of desired quality in low-lights.


    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. mahendrasinwar

    Very nice and valuable information

  4. jedwards87

    This is a smart move in my opinion. Its one of the best features of the Pixel camera. Night Sight is quite impressive and I can't wait to see what Google has in store with the Pixel 4.