Google's Pixel 7 Beats My $10,000 DSLR Camera

It's true that my full-frame Canon camera is superior. However, the Google phone's zoom, macro

And Night Sight features allow for much more than just photos in terms of creative freedom.

Google's claims that the Pixel 7 Pro's "pro-level zoom" can compete with traditional cameras caught my eye.

I love smartphone photography but also use a heavy camera and various lenses, so I decided to test Google's claims.

Google promoted the Pixel 7 Pro's telephoto zoom, Tensor G2-powered AI processing, quicker Night Sight for low-light settings, and new macro mode for closeups.

"It skillfully mixes state-of-the-art hardware, software, and machine learning to create outstanding zoom photographs across any magnification,"

The Pixel 7 Pro's camera versatility pushes my setup more than any other phone.

Even beating my DSLR and earning a "excellent" rating from CNET editor Andrew Lanxon.E

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Of sure, my $900 smartphone lets me take selfies, check email, buy groceries, and do the crossword puzzle.