Google Doesn't Support a Camera Mode for the Pixel 8 Since 2012
Users can capture 360-degree images with Google Pixel phones thanks to a feature known as Photo Sphere Mode.
Sadly, the Pixel 8 series no longer offers this feature.
The removal of Photo Sphere Mode from the new Pixel phones was confirmed by Google.
The business refused to provide more details on why it made this choice.
The Pixel 8 lacks a camera mode
With the use of Photo Sphere Mode, you may combine various shots to create panoramic 360-degree photos.
Originally debuted on the Nexus 4 in 2012, the functionality continued to be available on subsequent Pixel devices, including the Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a.
Even though it featured an arguably user-friendly interface, taking a Photo Sphere wasn't quite smooth because so many pictures were needed.
Significant variances in exposure and white balance as well as stitching quality were also rather typical.
Thus, it is not surprising that Google opted to discontinue this feature.
The mode's usefulness appeared to be restricted to certain situations, such as virtual reality and mapping (e.g., visualizing surroundings in Google Maps), even in the absence of the aforementioned problems.
Having said that, we hope the business recovers in the future with a more refined approach to 360-degree photos.