Adding another feature to your Nexus 6P camera requires another app, but it’s well worth it.
Every once in a while we see a camera mode in a phone that doesn’t exist elsewhere. It’s not usually a big deal, but over the last couple of months we’ve seen a number of requests for “super resolution” modes on cameras that didn’t include the feature natively. This is a little tricky, as super resolution photos occur when you take several photos at the normal resolution of your sensor and stitch them together into a single photo with a resolution that is several times larger than your existing sensor. There’s a lot more to it than that, but for the purposes of smartphone photography it lets you take a single photo at 40 to 50 megapixels. This isn’t a mode you’d want to use all the time, but it never huts to have more tools in your belt.
An app called Camera Super Pixel lets you take these super resolution photos on Google’s Nexus 6P, as well as several other Android phones that lack the feature natively. Here’s how it works.
We’ve seen native super resolution modes on several phones in the last year, most recently the Asus ZenFone Zoom. In our testing with most of these phones we’ve found that the feature works well enough to get a cool photo every once in a while, but conditions really have to be perfect. There’s usually a noticeable delay between tapping the shutter button and seeing the photo, and features like HDR and image stabilization are usually available in this mode. When dealing with an app that has not been heavily optimized by the manufacturer for this particular feature, it’s easy to assume these same problems and a couple other issues will crop up.
The first thing