Google’s new camera update brings time lapse mode and RAW images compatibility in night sight to existing pixels

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With the introduction of its pixel sibling Pixel 3A, Google introduced a new Time lapse mode for taking pictures at an interval and creating a video of them.

The mode is now rolling out to existing Pixels via an update to the Google Camera app. Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2XL, and Pixel 1 have already received this update. It is believed that the rest of the pixel line up will receive the update soon.

With version 6.2.030, which is slowly trickling out to users on the Play Store, or accessible on APK Mirror, Google Camera adds one new mode under the More menu: Time Lapse. You’ll be able to pick between multiple speeds going from 1x to 120x, with the latter compressing 20 minutes of shots into a 10-second video.

Before you start recording, you can alter the scene’s white color balance, but you don’t have control over other variables. Once you start recording, a progress circle around the main button shows you how much time has elapsed and how much is still left. You can pause it or stop it completely.

The end result is an MP4 video with the Time Lapse indicator on the top (just like we have indicators for motion photos, portraits, and other kinds of special photos and videos from the Google Camera).

As always, you can grab the update from the Play Store widget below or, if it’s not yet available to you, from APK Mirror. (

This new version of google Camera also includes one most awaited change: taking of RAW images are now supported in Night Sight. Previously, if you had the mode activated, you only got the .jpg file. Now, even in Night Sight, you get the RAW toggle in the top right, so you can have the best of both worlds even when using night sight.

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