It’s official: Night timelapse is now available for Google Pixel phones

Jun 8, 2021

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It’s official: Night timelapse is now available for Google Pixel phones

Jun 8, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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After a report that Google Pixel phones were getting Night Sight timelapse, now it’s official. In Pixel 4 and later phones, you can now automatically capture a night timelapse while shooting astrophotography. This feature arrives with a few more updates, so let’s dive in and see what’s new.

Pixel 4 and 5 have had the Night Sight mode, dedicated particularly to astrophotography. Until now, you were able to only capture photos, but Pixel 4 and later phones can now capture a timelapse of the night, too. When you update your camera app, this feature will be enabled automatically, Google notes. But if you don’t want it, you can turn it off. Open the Google Camera and tap the Down arrow at the top. Tap Settings > Advanced, and turn off Enable timelapse for astrophotography.

In the announcement video, Google markets the new feature as a “video,” although it’s not exactly a classic video. It’s basically a timelapse, a short animation from the photos of the sky taken during a long exposure. Here’s a little preview:

As for the other features, there’s now also a Locked Folder in Google Photos. It’s made for “photos and videos that need a little extra privacy — like pictures of an upcoming gift for a loved one, or screenshots of your recent receipts,” Google writes, although I had something else in mind. You can move private photos and videos to this folder manually, and you can access them using a passcode or a fingerprint. You can also save your photos straight to the Locked Folder as you take them so they won’t show up in shared albums, Memories, or any other apps on your phone.

Pixel phone and voice features have been improved as well, and more languages and dialects have been added. Since June is Pride Month, there are also new wallpapers and ringtones to celebrate it.

Make sure to update your apps in order to see all the new features, including the Night Sight timelapse. And if you try it out, let us know if you’re satisfied.

via Engadget

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5 responses to “It’s official: Night timelapse is now available for Google Pixel phones”

  1. anthony rossetti Avatar
    anthony rossetti

    Too bad pixels image sensor is pure garbage
    And the phones are not even capable of taking night images even with the night mode even with a decent amount of street lighting
    Night shit come out looking like a Monet shot with with 240p and with TONS of noise
    The pixel camera is not even worth using at night
    At least pre pixel 4 ,I haven’t tried the newer models
    But my 3a xl is pure garbage and is several orders of magnitude worse than my last google phone which preceded it , the nexus 6p
    My friend took the same shot with his galaxy s21 and it was like night and day ,the pixel shot looked like it was shot with a potato

    1. mauricio chacon Avatar
      mauricio chacon

      Lol. Stop lying. If you dont know how to take pictures. I take amazong milky way pics on a p3 and a p5. The p3 is actually even better than the p5

      1. anthony rossetti Avatar
        anthony rossetti

        P3 has a garbage image sensor for night shots ,no way around it ,I tried
        My nexus 6p blows it away even
        A phone that is like 5 gens older takes better night shots, FFS Google get it together

        1. mauricio chacon Avatar
          mauricio chacon

          Funny since it is the same sensor as every pixel

          1. anthony rossetti Avatar
            anthony rossetti

            Yeah that is the problem
            They never updated the sensor it is very long in the tooth and has not been chant is severe generations.