We’ve known for a while that the G4 hopes to out-aperture the current top dog: Samsung’s Galaxy S6, by boasting and F1.8-lens paired to a 16-megapixel sensor and the strong likelihood of OIS (optical image stabilisation) if it’s to follow in the footsteps of the LG G3 and G Flex 2.
In a nutshell a lower aperture means greater low light performance, which is often the biggest sticking point with smartphone photography.
This newly released video shows landscape photographer Colby Brown testing out an unseen snapper alongside his professional photography kit. Brown captures macro shots, poorly light, but beautifully exposed vistas and discusses the camera’s ability to adjust colour profiles depending on whether snaps are taken inside or outside.
Nokia’s and subsequently Microsoft’s Lumia brand has built a reputation for its camera technology. The Lumia Camera software affords the user an impressive level of manual control, something the G4 looks like it’ll be able to match too – offering fine grain settings over shutter speed, ISO and white balance.
You’ll have to remain patient until April 28th, at which point we’ll be getting up close with the new LG G4, camera and all at a London launch party. Stay tuned.