Monday, December 4, 2023


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Why restrict the use of pro camera controls on non-8 Pro Pixels when they work well?

google pixel 8 pro camera bar

Credit: Ryan Haines / Android Authority
  • Someone who has access to confidential information has shared evidence of the Google Pixel pro camera features functioning on the Pixel 7 Pro.

  • In terms of technical specifications, these controls are limited to functioning solely on the Pixel 8 Pro, as they are exclusive to this device.

  • This demonstrates that Google has the capability to introduce professional controls to other Pixel devices at its discretion.

Last week, the Google Pixel 8 Pro was released with a variety of unique capabilities such as Video Boost and 5x optical zoom. Additionally, it includes professional camera controls, a first for any Pixel device. Surprisingly, this function is not expected to be available on any other Pixel model, not even the standard Pixel 8.

We inquired with Google about the possibility of pro camera controls being available on other Pixel devices. They informed us that they will take a wait-and-see approach. However, well-known leaker and occasional Android Authority contributor Kamila Wojciechowska shared on X (formerly Twitter) that there is no obstacle preventing Google from bringing pro controls to other Pixel models.