Google Pixel 3 Owners Reporting Shaking Issue with the Smartphone’s Camera


The only problem with marquee products is that people tend to pay a lot of attention to them.

Pixel 3 from Google.

Of course, that’s the point, but it becomes a liability when something goes wrong. And it seems like something is very wrong with the Pixel 3’s camera but we still haven’t heard anything official from Google yet.

Some Google Pixel 3 owners are reporting a problem with a shaking camera. First reported by reviewers of the phone and now by owners on web forums, the issue is pretty devastating and we have video (you can watch that here).

As PetaPixel points out, it seems to be an issue with the camera’s optical image stabilization and it basically makes it impossible to capture anything coherent. What clued people in to this being something wrong with the optical image stabilization on the Pixel 3 is because the shaking defect is occasionally accompanied by a loud, grating clicking sound effect.

It also doesn’t matter if you are holding the camera or if it is mounted and completely still – the shaking issue still plagues the Pixel 3’s vaunted camera according to Reddit and Google Product Forum users.

Many are pointing out that this shouldn’t come as news to Google as the issue was reported by reviewers before the phone had even come to market. What’s worse is that the only solution many people are reporting is just getting a new Pixel 3 entirely if that is possible.

Do you own a Pixel 3? Have you encountered the shaking camera problem? Let us know your story in the comments below.

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[PetaPixel, DPReview]

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