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Google removes astrophotography ultrawide mode from new Pixel phones

Source : IANS 2020-12-29 19:18:14


Google initially allowed users to shoot astrophotography pictures using the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5's ultrawide cameras and now it seems that the firm has quietly removed this choice with its Camera 8.1 update

The astrophotography feature lets users capture the night sky by pointing their phone up and keeping it still, either by balancing it on a nearby object or putting it on a tripod.

According to The Verge, this feature is still available on the phones' other cameras, but if you go to Night Sight mode and switch to the ultra-wide-angle camera you will now get a warning saying "Zoom to 1x for astrophotography."

Before the update, it would say "Astrophotography on."