Google Camera 7.4 rolls out with 8X zoom for videos on the Pixel 4, resolution quick toggles, and prepares for Pixel 5 support

A few months ago, we detected a leaked version of the Google Camera application, version 7.4, on a pre-release Pixel 4a gadget. Today, version 7.4 of the Pixel camera application is turning out for user on the Google Play Store, and it brings a couple of recognizable changes.

8X Zoom for Videos on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Firstly, upgrading to Google Camera 7.4 will empower proprietors of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL to record videos at an 8x zoom level. Previously, you were limited to recording at a maximum 6x zoom level. Thanks to Google’s Super Res Zoom calculation, the Pixel 4 can already capture photos at up to 8x zoom levels with a slight loss in quality even though the phone only has a ~2x fax camera.

To record at 8x zoom, you can’t use the “auto” or “60fps” frame rate choices that are easily present at the 1080p video resolution mode.

Video recording at 4k60 or 4k24 is still also not present on most recent Google Camera release, however.

Video Resolution Quick Toggles

Google is it more clear to the user what video resolution they’ll be recording at in Google Camera 7.4. At the point when you tap the dropdown menu while in the video tab, you’ll see new “Full HD (1080p)” and “4K (Ultra-high resolution)” option was given. In version 7.3, the dropdown just demonstrated the Flash and Frames /sec” choices, while the toggle for recording at 4K HD resolution was just present in the full settings menu.

Finally, in the Manifest, new lines have been included that indication to new upcoming support for the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5. The Pixel 4a can be using Google Camera’s “2020 midyear” setup configuration while the Pixel 5 can be using the “2020” configuration.

We’ll be searching more into this version of the Google Camera application to check whether we can reveal detail on any new camera feature.