Camera Generations

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The quality of the camera used in Google Street View varies vastly due to the different camera generations. Using this spreadsheet, we can find the camera quality for each country.

Camera Generation Description Year
1 These are the lowest quality images. These images make it so you can't see that much. 2007-2009
2 Better quality than Generation 1. Sky often has a purple tint. 2008-2011
3 Regular image quality. 2011-2019
4 High image quality. There are vivid colors and the sky often has a purplish tint. 2017-present

Camera coverage

File:Camera Generations World Map.png

Car coverage

File:Google Cars World Map.png
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Example images