The Google Pixel 2 is the highest scoring smartphone on DXoMark, the handset managed to score 98 and it great for both videos and photos. The handset is top, above Apple’s new iPhone X which scored 97.
Google has now revealed details on how its Pixel 2 and 2 XL smartphones record videos, the company uses a combination of electronic image stabilization (EIS) and optical image stabilization (OIS) to record video.
“Fused Video Stabilization combines the best of OIS and EIS, shows great results in camera motion smoothing and motion blur reduction, and corrects both rolling shutter and focus breathing. With Fused Video Stabilization on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, you no longer have to carefully place the phone before recording, hold it firmly over the entire recording session, or carry a gimbal mount everywhere. The recorded video will always be stable, sharp, and ready to share.”
Google has now released a couple of videos which show these features in action. In the two videos below we get to see what the video looks like with not stabilization and with the stabilization turned on.
As we can see from the videos, the combined OIS and EIS does a pretty impressive job of stabilizing the video shot with Google’s Pixel smartphones.