Google’s Pixel line is no doubt quite famous for its impressive camera capabilities and paired with Thanks to Google’s high level of AI optimization, the camera helps you take the best photos possible in any scenario. The The Pixel 7 series, coming this fall, will also most likely feature an excellent camera system with cutting-edge software optimizations. The phones aren’t officially unveiled yet, but rumors and leakers have shared glimpses of what to expect. So far, we’ve heard that the Pixel 7 series will retain the cameras from the Pixel 6 series. Small sensor optimizations are to be expected, but nothing major this time around. The magic will be done with improvements to the AI photo processing capabilities of upcoming Pixel flagship phones.
That being said, let’s get to what we expect from the Pixel 7 camera, based on the latest leaks and rumors.
Pixel 7 camera summary
Pixel 7 camera upgrades: What we expect
Pixel 7 rendering
So far, as we’ve already mentioned above, we’ve heard that the majority of improvements over the Pixel 6 this year will be more on the software side. We’re expecting noticeable improvements in AI photo processing, but we’ll see them for sure when the Pixel 7 series is announced.
Other than that, the cameras may have a slightly larger aperture (this is the part of the camera responsible for incoming light reaching the sensor, more on the aperture later). This means we could see sharper photos and even better photos in low-light scenarios.
Same cameras, improved software (rumored)
If the rumors turn out to be true, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will both sport a 50MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). The Pixel 7 will likely return with a dual-camera setup, with a 12MP ultra-wide camera to capture more of the scene you see. The front camera will likely remain unchanged at 8MP.
Pixel 7 Pro rendering
The Pixel 7 Pro, on the other hand, could retain the extra 48MP telephoto lens (capable of 4x optical zoom) that the Pixel 6 Pro sports. This camera will allow you to take more beautiful and usable zooms.
The front camera of the Pixel 7 Pro could also be the same as the Pixel 6 Pro: i.e. 11.1 MP for beautiful video calls and selfies.
Larger aperture (rumored) on the Pixel 7
Now, let’s talk a bit about aperture, which is one aspect that rumors suggest the Pixel 7 lineup could improve upon over its predecessors. The aperture, as we mentioned above, is responsible for the amount of light that passes through the lens and reaches the sensor. A lower aperture number (or an F-stop), means the aperture hole gets larger and more light can reach the sensor. And, to avoid confusion, a lower F-stop number means a larger aperture (don’t ask us, ask photographers why that should be so counter-intuitive). So a lower number is better. Additionally, the aperture is responsible for the depth of field in your photos. The lower aperture number ensures greater depth of field and, therefore, more realistic photos with your subject in focus and a blurrier background.
The 50MP sensor used in both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro has an F1.9 aperture, the 48MP telephoto on the Pro has an F3.5 aperture, and the 12MP ultrawide on both phones has an F3.5 aperture. of F2 .2. A possible upgrade here is to reduce the aperture number in one of these cameras, probably – the main one. However, an aperture of F1.9 is already excellent, one might add, but there are some smartphone cameras capable of going down to F1.6. If Google decides to do this, it would create even better bokeh photos and low-light shots.
That being said, while we wait for the Pixel 7 series to unveil and land in stores (and with us for the reviews), you can see some sample images of the Pixel 6 Pro, to get an idea of what these cameras are capable of:
How many cameras will the Pixel 7 have?
The Pixel 7 is likely to have 2 rear cameras, judging by the most recent rumors and leaks. On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro will likely sport a triple camera system just like its predecessor.
How many megapixels will the Pixel 7 camera have?
So far, since the Pixel 7 series hasn’t been officially unveiled yet (well, Google showed them briefly during Google I/O, but it didn’t give much information about them) , the megapixels here are based on leaks and rumors. Rumors indicate that the hardware of the two phones will not change drastically. That being said, the Pixel 7 will likely retain the 50MP main camera and 12MP ultra-wide from its predecessor, as well as the 8MP selfie camera.
The Pixel 7 Pro (similar to the Pixel 7) is expected to sport a 50MP main camera, 48MP telephoto camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera, and 11.1MP selfie shooter.
Pixel 7 camera features
One of the most important aspects of smartphone cameras is their feature set. Pixel phones usually come with lots of cool features to play around with and let your creativity flow.
So far though, as the phones have yet to be officially announced and released, we don’t have any information on the specific Pixel 7 camera features. compared to last year’s flagship Pixel phones will fall into this category.
The Pixel 6 brought features like Magic Eraser (which removes the guy who photo-bombed your great photo), Real Tone (a software feature that ensures every skin tone looks realistic and darker skin tones look real, alive and vibrant – just like real life). Other features were long exposure (if the background of your image moves, it gets blurred while the subject stays in focus), face blur and many more.
The Pixel 7 lineup is sure to retain these features, likely make them even better or refine them, and likely add new ones.
As soon as we know more, we’ll let you know, so stay tuned!