LG G4 official camera samples released: see what its new 16MP camera is capable of

LG G4 official camera samples released: see what its new 16MP camera is capable of
The LG G4 is out and there are two main things about it: it features a stylish leather back available in a variety of colors, and it comes with a brand new 16-megapixel main camera with big aspirations.

The LG G4 camera technical details are all pretty clear: a 16-megapixel sensor of a large, 1/2.6" size with a fast, six-element f/1.8 aperture lens on top. LG has also overhauled its camera app adding a full-on manual mode where you full manual control over your smartphone: you can set shutter speeds, control focus manually, set ISO, white balance, and so on.

There's an interesting new color spectrum sensor as well. Position right below the LED flash, this tiny sensor is there to tell what kind of lighting conditions you are taking pictures in (whether it is natural or artificial light), and adjust the white balance of your images propertly.

The LG G4 can even shoot and save RAW pictures, and it bundles in a neat shortcut to capture images right away by just double tapping on the volume down key.

But what about the actual image quality? LG has outed the first official camera samples showing all the capabilities of its new 16-megapixel camera. Take a look and examine them pixel by pixel right below.

source: LG

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27 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

not bad. needs a comparison soon.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It will come soon enough...

11. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

What is the point of blind comparison. First, none of us knows how actual image should look like, and second, majority of people here like intense oversaturated images. I mean, there is nothing wrong with that but for camera I would like to be more realistic not try to make picture to look nicer than it should be.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, we need a "reference photo" from a DLSR Last time they included a DLSR the photographer didn't even fully focus in many of the shots

21. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

They also make the DSLR part of the blind comparison. No, label the DSLR separate from the phones and then let us compare them to it.

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yeah they did made DSLR comparison but that DSLR used was an outdated beginners DSLR. PA should use a professional level SLR and learn how to use it.

3. waddup121 unregistered

true needs comparison

4. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Aren't these the same from before?

5. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I'm impressed! Looking forward for S6 vs iP6+ vs L930 vs dis in OIS and BLIND COMPARISON! :D

7. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Impressed by official LG photos. You fool.

6. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The noise is strong in this one.

8. haneef4u

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Shhhhhh...don't make noise

9. Rick_Deckard

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

It seems to be that the G4 is using the same S6 camera sensor, IMX240... Which is great!!! I can only buy at full price... So I hope that the G4 will be cheaper than S6... And I will be getting the G4 for sure..

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No it isn't. It's using the IMX234.

13. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It's in-house developed sensor

18. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

It's developed by LG innotek. Their own sensor which they created themselves.

20. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Lg using Sony's modified IMX240 sensor with OIS

27. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

12. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

These are production photos, made to show off the best possible photos it can take. LG takes dozens of each until they get the perfect shot and that's what we see. I'll be more interested to see the "Every day" pictures taken by average people on the first try.

26. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That's a good one, s6 takes very good images 1st time in auto mode just like iPhone but better

14. srk_srinivas

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

Just like my G2, RAW Images..

15. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Give me a tripod and a trip to those locations, could probably replicate the same images with my OnePlus.

16. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

too good to be true?

19. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Viewing the full res, they look quite bad, I'll stick to my DSLR thanx.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

On paper this sounds like the best camera. Then again, the Sony Z3 and HTC One M9 cameras sounded great on paper too.

23. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Well, I'm excited about the new camera because it really is great on specs. But comparing to a DSLR (or even a m43 mirrorless) on IQ is ridiculous. BUT at the same time, ability to take RAW and the superb manual mode and the 30s slowest shutter is great for trying out many different perspectives, at least for people like me. Variable aperture and a bigger sensor (at least 1/1.7'') and a fixed 35mm focal length along with F1.4 would be just perfect for photographers... ;)

25. jerzyiroc

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Great pics, but too bad they were edited with Lightroom :\ I want to see some regular pics

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