PBKreviews, a popular YouTube channel, recently showcased the impressive image and video quality of the Pixel 8 Pro. Despite having only a 5x telephoto camera, the handset manages to maintain image quality well even at 10x digital zoom. However, it remains unclear whether the telephoto camera is used for all zoomed shots in various lighting conditions.
In some night shots taken at 10x and 30x zoom, the images appear pixelated, leading to speculations that the device may be cropping in on its primary sensor. The YouTuber also emphasized the videography capabilities of the Pixel 8 Pro. The device performs exceptionally well in daylight conditions, but it experiences some stuttering issues when panning at night. Moreover, lens flares from direct light sources are noticeable in low light conditions.
If you are interested in learning more about the Pixel 8 Pro and its differences from its predecessor, we recommend reading our comprehensive launch article, where we delve into a detailed analysis of the new features and enhancements of this smartphone.
With its impressive camera capabilities and video performance, the Pixel 8 Pro seems to be a promising choice for photography and videography enthusiasts. However, the concerns about image quality at high zoom levels and performance in low light scenarios should be taken into consideration by potential buyers.