Constant technological advances have made it possible for us to capture some truly fantastic photos and videos with a few simple clicks on our smartphones. You can easily and beautifully capture any moment, and even add various effects to improve your photos and make them come to life.
Now you can take even more breathtaking photos and record incredibly smooth videos even when your arms shake. It’s all possible with the impressive Google Camera.
Apart from featuring the regular Camera mode that allows you to take pictures and record videos, as well as the Panorama mode, Google Camera comes with several more remarkable features that make it truly stand out.
One of those features is HDR+, which enables you to take brilliant photos in high definition, even when there’s not much light to work with. No more dark photos where you can’t even make out the faces or any other captured objects, as HDR+ makes everything crystal clear.
You then have the Photo sphere feature, which allows you to take spherical photos that take your breath away. The Lens Blur feature is truly exceptional as it serves to help you create the depth of a field effect, where your subject is in focus, while the background is blurry.
There’s also the Smartburst feature, which you’re certainly already familiar with to some degree. You hold the shutter button to capture a stream of photos, but this feature differs in that it also creates GIFs out of the burst photos.
When it comes to capturing videos, Google Camera truly excels. It stabilizes your videos with its Video Stabilization feature if your hands shake and you end up creating blurry videos. It also has a Slow Motion feature for creating interesting videos in slow motion, obviously.
A few more features include muting camera shutter sounds and the Selfie Flash for improving the light in selfie photos.
Google Camera is definitely a must-have for anyone looking to capture fantastic photos and videos. However, there is some bad news.
You can use Google Camera only if you have a smartphone with Android 7.1.1 or above, and if you have one of the recent Pixel and Nexus devices. Speaking of which, not all features are available on all devices and turning off shutter sounds is not available in all locations.
Therefore, if your device and Android version are compatible, you should definitely install Google Camera. It’s free to install, so be sure to give it a try.