Google Camera 8.1 Update Disables Astrophotography on 2 Pixel Phones: Report


The Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 4A5G smartphones will not be able to use the ultraviolet lens for astrophotography shots, according to a report after the Google Camera 8.1 update. Google Camera 8.1 was released earlier last month, removing the ability to use an ultraviolet lens for astrophotography. The Google Support page has been updated to say that astrophotography only works on zoom settings equal to or greater than 1x on the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A5G.

Customers Reddit says ultravide lenses work well for astrophotography shots Pixel phones Earlier, but no longer working. According to a Report 9to5 By Google, the ultravide lens is available in normal night site shots but does not capture in complete darkness.

Before, Google Pixel5 And Google Pixel 4A5G Users can pre-zoom in and switch to an ultraviolet lens by clicking on or pinning ‘.6x’, the report said. Now, Google tells Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A5G users a message saying ‘Zoom to 1x for astrophotography’ before entering the mode.

The ‘.6x’ option disappears and cannot be changed, the report adds.

Google Support page, Contains tips and hints on how to click on astrophotography shots, updated last month to say, “In pixel 4A (5G) and pixel 5, astrophotography works 1x or more on zoom settings”.

Google The ability to use an ultraviolet lens for astrophotography has not been ruled out. This may be due to the overall quality, or, as Reddit user suggests, the green-tinted astrophotography shots that appear for some users.

To use the ultraviolet lens for astrophotography shots for the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A5G, users can uninstall updates to the Google Camera and switch back to version 7.6 from the app info screen.


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