LG G2 sent to space to film Earth on its 13-megapixel OIS camera

LG G2 sent to space to film Earth on its 13-megapixel OIS camera
The LG G2 is the first handset to feature a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and we’ve seen the gorgeous first samples. Now, LG has decided the G2 has such a great camera, it could as well go the extra mile and do something special to show its capabilities. We’ve seen it done before with other handsets, but this time the LG G2 flew into space to film and share the journey, and show off its camera along the way.

The end result is nothing short of amazing. The G2 flew attached to a balloon and reached first the troposphere at around 6 miles up in the sky capturing the silky white clouds, but did not stop there and shot up to the stratosphere, the freezing cold next layer of Earth’s atmosphere where you can see the blue halo surrounding our planet.

Ogle at all that glorious footage right below.



source: LG

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I take their word for it that it was captured (by a couple of) G2s. Like the creativity. Like the device. Hope they will Nexus it!

11. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

misleading title, anyone who knows much about space would know this. That is NOT space. its just end of couple layers of atmosphere. it 50km?space starts after 10s of thousands of km. these companies... feedings off noobs.

20. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Creativity? You do realize that this has done with Nokia's a number of times now...

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

That was actually pretty cool... now lets do it , with a lumia 1020 ;-) haha.. i had too...

7. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

14. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

......i said 1020... lol but close enough

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

A world first? LG get your facts right, Nokia was first a few years ago with the Pureview 808!

12. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Last year .

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

True :)

4. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

SONY sensors always Rock, and it proved again just need a good software Tweak...

10. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

yeah...they rock everywhere but on sony devices

5. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Hopefully that G2 flying in the space will pick up some UFO with "non-human hands" that those back buttons find convenient and egonomic to use!

9. MartianMe unregistered

I did bro....me like this...hahaha...

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Nice i hope it crash down and land the phone on my yard in a parachute. Lol

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Superb. LG with G2 has come very strongly but they should release it worldwide with proper price tags. Learn from Samsung.

13. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

If anything they don't need any lessons. Samsung needs to be taught by LG. LG has useful features, something Samsung doesn't know much about. All these random G2 articles have no real information. Last article said tipped by anonymous that it'd be out sep 12. I feel doubtful even though it makes all the sense in the world. Get out of space and into my hands, no one wants it in space. The best phone of 2013 needs to be on verizon in a couple weeks or I will be sad panda

16. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I hope that the video is not added with more image stabilization during editing because it really is amazing! What if tough phones were places up there like the Z, Z Ultra, and the S4 Active. Will they survive?

17. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

nokia did this before

18. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

clouds above clouds? did you saw skypeia there???

19. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

how the hell is g2 "worlds first" if they did it in second?! afaik

21. koloss

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

i have just one question??? what did happen to the phone??

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Beautiful video/pics LG nice job.

23. MGN87

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Dunno...looks like an impressive camera/vid recorder to me...this will probably be my next phone anyway...nice job LG...

24. RiyMod

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Dear All, there are 3 Versions in Korea, all are "Much Better Than International Version"...Choose which one you want to buy, whether International or Korean...!!! :) Please note: In Korean Model you may get and additional battery too...and the Features Included as below... ------------------------------------ LG-G2-F320K:- Internal Memory: 32GB eMMC External Memory: Micro-SD Slot (up to 64GB supported) Battery: 2,610 mAh (Removable) Continuous call 1080 minutes (WCDMA) Standby 710 hours (WCDMA) ------------------------------------- LG-G2-F320S:- Internal Memory: 32GB eMMC External Memory: Micro-SD Slot (up to 64GB supported) Battery: 2,610 mAh (Removable) Continuous call 1080 minutes (WCDMA) Standby 710 hours (WCDMA) -------------------------------------- LG-G2-F320L:- Internal Memory: 32GB eMMC External Memory: Micro-SD Slot (up to 64GB supported) Battery:2,610 mAh (Removable) Continuous call 790 minutes (LTE B5) Standby 540 hours (LTE B5)

25. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

OIS doesnt do crap when the camera is flying in the sky shooting moving objects.

27. MGN87

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Then I guess that is just one badazz cam, rifht out of the box...no OIS needed...

26. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

but nokia did a way back with 808 pureview..! who is this fellow wrote this article..f**k off dude

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