Optical image stabilization is a welcome update in the Google Pixel 2, but what's really impressive is that it can be used in tandem with electronic stabilization in video mode. If Google's demo at its launch event today is any indication, it's pretty darn effective and makes for super smooth clips that look like they were shot with a steadicam. While we've seen this in the traditional camera space in 1"-type compacts from Sony and Canon, as well as ILCs like the Canon M5 and Olympus E-M1 II, it's a first for smartphones.

We got a chance to see this same video in person; it was certainly impressive. We're eager to give it a try ourselves when we get our hands on a review unit.