The Pixel 8 doesn’t offer any dramatic bump in camera specs, but there are some meaningful tweaks to enhance the output. The primary 50-megapixel snapper now offers a larger f/1.68 aperture, which means the camera can let in more light to deliver better results. The 12-megapixel ultrawide camera gets its field of view enhanced to 125.8 degrees this time, so you can now capture a wider panorama.
There’s a 10.5-megapixel camera on the front, which also offers a wider capture field compared to the selfie shooter on the Pixel 7. Google says it has also enhanced the image processing pipeline for the Pixel 8 series and introduced a handful of new features. Among them is a new Macro Focus feature for taking close-range photos despite the phone lacking a dedicated macro or zoom camera.
Another new trick called Best Take combines multiple group photos to generate one “where everyone looks their best.” The Magic Eraser feature, which lets users erase unwanted objects from the frame, gets an audio version. Thanks to Audio Magic Eraser, users will be able to weed out noise from their videos.