One of the most interesting features of the new Pixel 4 duo is the Astrophotography mode. With it, you can shoot night scenes with impressive details, including stars. Thank you to the developer community at XDA DeveloperThose with an old Pixel phone will be able to try it, along with the Super Res Zoom feature which debuted last year with Pixel 3.
GCam is a community-developed application that links features for newer Pixels to older Google Pixels with support for a group of other non-Pixel devices. The latest update for Google Camera Mod 7.2 brings support for Astrophotography and Super Res Zoom to Pixel and Pixel 2.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Zoom Super Res is Google's software method for taking pictures remotely. It can stack multiple images and produce better images than just cutting it from the sensor. This feature was introduced on Pixel 3 and 3 XL so it was nice to know that older Pixel users could try it.
To use Astrophotography, simply switch to Night Sight. Once in a solid position or mounted on a tripod, the camera will automatically switch to Astrophotography mode. When you tap the shutter button, it takes about 1 to 4 minutes to take it fully.
Astrophotography samples were captured on Pixel 4 XL
Astrophotography is activated for Pixel 3 and 3a with Google Camera Mod version 7.1. If you come down to test it, you can do it with minimal risk. Just open the Source link and download the APK. Mod works next to the factory Camera application on Pixel. Of course, you must "Allow Unknown Sources" to install so there is at least some risk involved.
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