The main camera on the Google Pixel 5 uses the Sony IMX363, which is the same sensor used by Pixel 3 and 4. The Snapdragon 765G also lacks the Pixel Neural Core because it has enough processing power to handle the Google algorithms behind the success of the Pixel camera.
Still, given the old hardware and lack of a third camera, there’s a lot you can do. There is no zoom camera this time (last year, MIA was a super-wide cam). DxOMark has made the phone’s overall score of 120. This is an improvement over the previous generation, but not enough to get out of the midfield.
With a photo score of 129 in the middle of road performance, the camera is praised for creating photos with great detail and texture, pleasing colors, and accurate autofocus. However, performance in low light is fine and noise can be seen in daytime photos.
The Pixel 5 scored 49 points in the zoom test. This is less than what the Pixel 4 achieved (there was, of course, the actual telephoto cam). It is not recommended to exceed 2x magnification as this will hurt the overall photo score. The “zoom test” also includes an ultra-wide camera that covers the entire zoom range, but this has its own problems. It’s not as wide as its competitors, and it fits significantly less in the frame.
The video camera scored 107 points. The autofocus performance and stability on 4K30 and 60fps video were highly appreciated. The video gets better in brighter places than at night, and the noise that plagued still cameras appears here as well.
You can do it Read the full review of DxOMark More details on how the Pixel 5 worked during testing with the new camera review protocol.