Google, at the launch of Pixel devices, claimed that it is the best rated camera ever with a DxO Mark rating of 89. Notwithstanding with this fact, a lot users recently have complained over reddit that the camera on both Pixel and Pixel XL produce some rare flares around the edges when shot in certain lighting conditions where light from sun or from any other source hit the camera lens at a specific angle.
Its true that lens flare is common to all camera lenses but the frequency of it on Pixel cameras raged over different forums across the internet and users started demanding the fix.
Not to our surprise, Google took only 2 hours to respond when one of the redditor took the matter to Google forums. A Google representative named ‘IsaacOnCamera’ was quick to respond and admitted the issue after explaining that all camera lenses are prone to lens flares. Pointing out at the issue, he said in his reply – “This is the specific kind of flare that appears as a bright/low-contrast arc in the corners of the frame.”
Further, he also mentioned that users can expect a software update to fix this in next few weeks as Google has already started working on the issue after repetitive complaints about the same. Isaac pointed that Pixel cameras are extremely complicated and they are working on a new algorithm which will have to be used with HDR+ that will recognize the flare, characterize it mathematically and then remove it from the image.
Apart from this, cameras on Pixel smartphones have received some of the best reviews and we are already in line to test them thoroughly so stay tuned on this portal for the detailed camera review of Pixel smartphones.