New LG video uses pro photographer to show off the 16MP rear camera on the LG G4

New LG video uses pro photographer to show off the 16MP rear camera on the LG G4
Now that the cat is out of the bag about the rear camera on the upcoming LG G4, the manufacturer has decided to pull out all of the stops in promoting the 16MP snapper that adorns the back of its new flagship phone. This morning, LG has released a video that stars professional "landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer" Colby Brown, who goes through some of the new features to be found on the handset's new rear-facing camera.

Brown says that even a .1 difference in aperture can make a difference in how a camera handles light. He compares the f/1.8 aperture on the LG G4's rear camera to his own professional equipment and says that it takes "incredible images in dark environments, with less noise." 

The photographer also reveals that a sensor on the phone will tell the camera whether you are taking pictures inside or outdoors, making the necessary adjustments so that pictures taken using the LG G4 always show the most accurate colors. While the LG G4's rear-facing camera can make adjustments on the fly for non-professional photographers, the manual mode allows those who know what they are doing to adjust settings like the shutter speed, ISO and white balance.

LG will be taking the wraps off of the new camera and the rest of the handset in New York City on April 28th.

source: TheVerge via AndroidAuthority

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1. Sauce5 unregistered

Before all you nimrods go on about saying "ugh so much edit" "LOLZEDITMUCH? "OVER9000EDIT" etc That is what photography is. Showcasing beautiful images through your own style, taste, and creative eye. If you don't think wedding, wildlife, portrait, and pet photographers don't edit their photos, something is wrong. We can all see here that the LG G4 does an amazing job at taking photos. So instead of poisoning your fanboy comments on photography articles, knock some common sense and basic understanding into yourselves. Beautiful photos LG & Colby Brown. /public rant over. /hijacking comment #1 over.

8. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

+1 to you Sauce. Excellent points. I wholeheartedly agree.

22. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You are absolutely right, just people should fall for those photos as before reviews we will be given edited photos that have not much to do with reality.

31. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G4 will be my cameraphone for this year!


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Well said....but I am looking forward to see the real live reviews

45. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Upvote just for saying nimrods.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

That is the most misleading video I've ever seen. 1. All f/1.8 apertures are not equal. The real aperture size is the multiplication of focal length with the F-stop value. That's why a f/1.8 lens on a smartphone with a 4 mm focal length will let 100 times less light than a DSLR with a f/1.8 lens and 40 mm focal length. 2. Bigger aperture =/= better camera. Bigger aperture leads to more aberration and less DoF. That's why professional lenses have adjustable aperture values to adapt according to situation. Also, a professional photographer will not use a smartphone LOL. Almost everything in this video was misleading. Any real photographer with even a little self respect won't do this. This phone will have a great camera. Probably even better than iPhone 6+ or Galaxy S6. But this video was bad. Stop it LG.

5. Sauce5 unregistered

Good to see that someone on here has knowledge of photography and lenses. Faith in PA users partially restored.

10. psychok9

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

You introduce more misunderstanding than LG. They're comparing smartphone camera, than 1.8 let passes more light than 2.2 smartphone camera.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

No it doesn't. For example, consider M8 and M9. M8 has a f/2.0 lens v/s the f/2.2 lens of M9. So M8 should have bigger aperture right? M8 has a focal length of 3.82 mm v/s 4.73 mm of M9. So, comparing the real aperture disk radii: M8 = 0.955 mm radius M9 = 1.075 mm radius. (Insert glass shattering noise)

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes but didn't the M8 have a different set up. That POS 4MP Ultra Pixel abomination...

20. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's irrelevant. Ultrapixel has no relation to do with focal length. He said that a lower f value means larger aperture in cameras, I proved him wrong. There are many other examples. He was wrong and I gave him an example, do you really believe him even now? Then nothing can be done.

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

But in theory shouldn't the larger f/1.8 let in more light? Also is LG just comparing the G4 to the G3?

27. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Ultra pixels let in more light due to having larger less pixels on the sensor, this means that the microns are larger and equals less noise. It's a totally different method.

28. TyrionLannister unregistered

As I said, the f/x rating is just a factor, not the aperture. The real aperture diameter can be found by dividing the focal length of G4 by 1.8. Now, the f/1.8 doesn't necessarily mean that the aperture is bigger. For example, take Galaxy S6 and LG G4. The Galaxy S6 has a focal length of 4.3 mm and f stop of f/1.9. Hence, it's aperture diameter is 4.3/1.9 = 2.263 mm. Now, G4 has an f/1.8 aperture. Hence, to have larger aperture than S6, it needs a focal length larger than 4.074 mm. If the focal length of G4 is smaller than 4.074 mm, then it's aperture will be smaller than S6. So yes, the f/x rating is important, but it doesn't mean higher aperture.

34. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Nice, I didn't know people from Westeros knew so much about today's camera phone tech! +1

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Everyone so far is making GREAT points. I tend to agree with you here. I think LG is talking about Smartphone cameras, nothing more. +1

19. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Correct me if I am wrong. Wouldn't 4mm vs 40mm allow only 10 more times of light?!

21. TyrionLannister unregistered

40 mm means 10 times more radius. 10 times more radius means 100 times more area.

26. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

"10 times more radius means 100 times more area." Would you elaborate on this one? Trying to remember maths

29. TyrionLannister unregistered

LOL. The area of a circular disk is 3.14*(radius)^2. So a circle with 10 times higher radius means 100 times more area. This is elementary maths. A 10 year kid knows this.

33. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015


3. natypes

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4. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Well, that Amen was for the first comment, not the second lol. I lose at the internetz again.

6. Sauce5 unregistered

There is a reply button at the top right of each comment, for future posts you would like to make =) Cheers

7. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Or one can edit after they post a reply ;)

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

These pics looks like it was shot with a dslr like canon or nikon, it's just awesome..

32. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

that's LG G4 would definitely my cameraphone this year!

11. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Manual mode capable of 30 second exposure? Count me in for full manual controls on mobile photography. Should make for some fun scenarios.

12. psychok9

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

They're awesome :) I would like to do this kind of photos and postprocessing... Total manual control? This will be amazing!

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