Pixel Camera 9.4 update is rolling out gradually with new tweaks

Google is rolling out a new Pixel Camera 9.4 update with new features and tweaks to select devices like the Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7 Pro, and the Pixel Fold. Although the update is part of the Pixel Feature Drop, it seems the latest camera improvements are rolling out to users now.

Pixel Camera 9.4 update brings Pro Lens Selection feature and improved HDR+ experience

Yesterday, 9to5Google reported that the Pixel Camera 9.4 update is rolling out to select users. For starters, the latest update adds the ability to manually select a lens on Pixel 6/7 Pro, and Pixel Fold. While you may think it isn’t the biggest improvement, it gives clarity in choosing a specific lens to shoot with. With the Pixel Camera 9.4 update, you’ll be able to choose from one of three lens settings options including UW (Ultra-Wide), W (Wide), and T (Telephoto).

You can find the Lens Selection option inside a new “Pro” tab which sits right next to the “General” tab. When you select the Pro mode, the Zoom pill above the camera shutter displays three new lens options – “UW, W, and T.” As new lens options replace the Zoom pill in manual mode, one needs to pinch gestures to zoom in/out.

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The Pixel Camera 9.4 update further brings improvement to HDR+ Improved Frame Selection. This means your Pixel phone will be able to detect the best moment from your photo in HDR+ ensuring you get more photos with a smiling face and open eyes.

The latest update also includes changes to the RAW/JPEG picker

Additionally, you’ll notice some changes related to RAW and JPEG photo settings. For example, the RAW/JPEG picker is moved to the Pro tab which is usually found inside Settings > Advanced. This eventually makes switching much easier when you want to edit the photo later on. Not to forget, you won’t find the resolution preference as you’d do in Google Pixel 8 Pro.

All in all, the Pixel Camera 9.4 update is slowly rolling out to users. So, if you are lucky enough, you’ll be able to access the new settings in the Pixel Camera app. It is worth noting that simply downloading the latest Pixel Camera update, version won’t treat you with new features.

Therefore, you might want to get the June Pixel Feature Drop or wait until Google makes the update available through server-side updates. But, one thing is certain. With the new improvements coming your way, you’ll enjoy capturing moments with your Pixel device down the line.

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