Pixel 3 can shoot 1080p60, but will disable it automatically

By | 6th November 2018

The Google Pixel 3 is capable of shooting 1080p video in 60 frames per second, but the option just isn’t there in the camera app. You can do 30 FPS or automatic FPS, which isn’t very helpful.

The issue is that, in auto mode, the device will switch between 30 FPS and 60 FPS depending on lighting conditions. So if your video has varying lighting conditions, you could see both framerates in a single video. Not only is this annoying, but it’s also frustrating to edit.

We’re frustrated with the lack of a 60 FPS option, one that’s available on most phones released in the last few years. “Google knows best” isn’t the philosophy we’ve come to expect from Android devices. Many are still complaining about this issue and Google may very well change its stance on letting users select the proper framerate. And since the camera is the main selling point for many, we hope that this feature is added soon.