There’s no denying that the Pixel has so far proved to be a home run for Google. Glowing reviews are going hand in hand with massive marketing campaigns where the company is working hard to sell you on the idea of a phone “Made by Google”, but that doesn’t mean that it’s just an empty shell…

And, among the most touted features, there certainly is the handset’s camera. And boy, is it one hell of a shooter. Beyond DxO Mark scores and promotional material, in fact, the 12MP sensor on the Pixel’s back has proved to be right up there with the best of the best (yes, we’re talking Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7), and at times even superior to its rivals.

And that’s not just for stills; despite the lack of optical image stabilization, the inclusion of EIS amid a series of fine-tuning tweaks Google worked on has made it so that its rear eye is capable of taking some stunning video, even in 4K, and with its latest project filmmaker Matteo Bertoli may have just proven as much.

After having used the phone for but a few days he decided to put it through its paces and ultimately gift us with this marvellous little movie, which was shot entirely on his Pixel. There’s very little to say about the video itself: it’s beautifully shot and edited, and it shows just how much mobile photography has advanced as of late. It really is mind boggling to think that the phone in your pocket is able to do something like that, but luckily for us, this is the age we live in.

Says Bertoli:

“I bought my Google Pixel on Thursday and I decided to test the camera in the weekend. I went to Park City and Salt Lake City downtown. I was very impressed with the new Google phone. Dynamic range is good, plenty of details. The software IS is not bad at all considering is not optical. Overall the phone did very well.

For this video I used a tripod, a Rhino slider and the Shoulderpod S1 for handheld footage. I didn’t use any lenses or gimbal. I edited in FCPX and graded in DaVinci Resolve. I also used Filmic Pro and the native camera app to record the entire video.”

Enjoy the full video down below.

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Edoardo Maggio

Italian. Tech geek, video games, photography and music lover, comics-based movies enthusiast, and a sucker for good design. Amateur photographer (VSCO, 500px), writer and reporter for 9to5Google.

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