The photo has been the major asset of the Pixel range for years. The Mountain View firm relies on its particularly advanced algorithmic work to convince. The Pixel 6 Pro therefore delivered very good shots and the Pixel 7 Pro did even better.
On paper, the photo configuration is similar: a 50 megapixel wide-angle sensor (f / 1.9) coupled with a 12 Mpx ultra wide-angle (f / 2.2) and a 48 Mpx telephoto lens (f /3.5). At the front, the Pixel 7 Pro adopts a 10.8MP front module (11.1MP on the Pixel 6 Pro). The selfies are very satisfactory on both mobiles.
As you can see here, the wide-angle shots are very convincing in both cases. We enjoy excellent sharpness and lots of detail. The differences are slight, even if the slightly warmer colorimetry of the Pixel 7 Pro still seems fairer to us. At night, the rendering of the Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, seems a little better exposed. That said, you can take very good shots in both cases.
It is especially on the ultra wide-angle that the gap widens. The Pixel 7 Pro does better by adopting both a larger sensor (1/1.31 inch) and autofocus. Day or night, the focusing difficulties identified on its predecessor have disappeared. The set is therefore much more usable, even if the nocturnal shots lose detail.
The results obtained with the telephoto lens are quite close, but remain very interesting in good light conditions. The Pixel 7 Pro therefore wins this round, in particular thanks to great progress on the ultra-wide-angle module.