Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Tech News: Dual Pixel Powered Portrait Mode in Pixel 2 Phones

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Oct. 11, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Source: DP Review

The newly announced 5-inch Pixel 2 and 6-inch Pixel 2 XL  house a 12.2MP sensor with 1.4um pixels, Dual Pixel phase detect autofocus and an F1.8 lens on the back, and an 8MP camera with 1.4um pixels, fixed focus and an F2.7 lens on the front, notes DP Review. Instead of opting for a dual camera on the back of the phone, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use just one camera, along with Dual Pixel technology and computational photography to create the now-ubiquitous fake bokeh Portrait Mode effect. The Pixel 2 dethroned the iPhone 8 on the DxO list, notes DIY Photography. And you can go here  to see how it was made.