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Unlock Pro Camera Controls on Older Pixel Models: A Hidden Gem Revealed

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The Google Pixel 8 Pro has taken smartphone photography to new heights with its exclusive ‘Pro Controls’ feature, offering advanced camera settings. While this feature is reserved for the Pixel 8 Pro, a clever workaround has emerged that allows users of older Pixel models to access this coveted functionality.

Pixel 8 Pro Exclusive Feature on Older Pixels The Pixel 8 Pro’s ‘Pro Controls’ feature empowers users to manually adjust critical camera parameters such as white balance, exposure, shadows brightness, focus, shutter speed, and ISO. This level of control enables users to fully harness the camera prowess of the Pixel 8 Pro and fine-tune their photography to perfection. Interestingly, a method has surfaced, as shared by tipster Kamila Wojciechowska, that grants access to the Pixel 8 Pro’s exclusive feature on older Pixel devices.

According to the tipster, this workaround involves leveraging the Google Camera APK version designed for the Pixel 8 while forcibly enabling the ‘Pro Controls’ feature. Remarkably, this method works not only on older Pixel devices but also on the Tensor-powered Pixel 6 series and the Pixel 7 series. With ‘Pro Controls’ at your disposal, you can override the automatic lens switching behavior that Google implements on its Pixel phones. For instance, you can bypass the telephoto lens not activating in low-light conditions, thereby gaining complete control over your photography experience.

The ‘Pro Controls’ Advantage Beyond offering more control over your smartphone’s camera, the ‘Pro Controls’ feature also provides a “shoot and forget” experience, as described by the tipster Kamila. This feature is essentially an “artificial software lock” that Google employs to entice users into opting for the Pixel 8 Pro.

The Pixel 8 Pro boasts a remarkable camera setup, featuring a 50MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 48MP telephoto lens with Super Res Zoom capabilities up to 30x zoom. Complementing this impressive rear camera array is a 10.5MP front camera for capturing stunning selfies. The Pixel 8 Pro further enhances the photography experience with a plethora of camera features, including Magic Editor, Best Take, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Motion auto-focus, Dual exposure controls, and Live HDR+.

In India, the Pixel 8 Pro is available for purchase at a starting price of Rs 1,06,999 for the 128GB model, and it can be found on Flipkart.

Unleash your inner photographer and explore the world of ‘Pro Controls’ on your older Pixel device, capturing stunning moments with precision and finesse, thanks to this ingenious workaround.

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