Picture and video samples from the LG G2's 13MP snapper are outed

Picture and video samples from the LG G2's 13MP snapper are outed
The LG G2 is one of the most anticipated Android handsets coming in the latter months of the year. Besides the unique design of the unit, with the power and volume buttons placed on the back of the phone, the specs are pretty mouth-watering as well. That includes the 13MP camera on the rear of the device. With optical image stabilization and High Dynamic Range, the rear-facing camera on the LG G2 promises to take outstanding photographs and video.

The LG G2's 13MP snapper shoots video in 1080 x 1920 at 60fps. And OIS keeps videos looking as though they were captured using a tripod without making viewers seasick. Speaking of photographs and video from the LG G2, someone testing the model has posted sample photographs from the device along with some videos for you to gaze at. The rear camera takes pictures in 10MP by default, but it is when you flip the switch to 13MP that the magic begins.

Check out the slideshow below for a variety of pictures snapped using the rear camera on the LG G2, followed by a trio of videos taken by the same camera. Just so you can see the comparison, the middle video was shot at 30fps while the bottom video was shot at 60fps.

source:OptimusForum (1), (2) via GSMArena

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1. HASHTAG unregistered

LG really did a fantastic job on the camera! One of the best smartphone cameras that I've seen to date!

24. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

for a 13 mp pictures came pretty nice but i think they can still make improvements on software and add more clarity to each pixels. pictures seems to lose sharpness as the auto ISO is interfering. but for regular use. its pretty nice.

30. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

More clarity? What? :) Dude these are very impressive shots with great per pixel performance. There are no ISO issues either.

34. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

He is right. The pics are stunning but when zoomed, the edges are a bit soft. A close resemblance to G pro but significantly improved.

35. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I hate over-sharpening, it's not natural. A clean photo that has some natural softness to the small details but everything is smooth and clean without processing or compressing artifacts is the best thing for the fan of photography. You can always saturate and sharpen yourself, but once "damage" is done, you can't un-process. Surprisingly even the Lumia 1020 overdoes it, some of the Octa-core S4 shots are the best I've seen taken by a phone, I suspect the Exmor RS here as well.

2. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Amazing pictures. The video is good, just a lot of wind interference.

29. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Spectacular picture quality, my bet is a Sony Exmor RS sensor, and a newer one than the one in the Exynos S4. 60FPS is a little choopy but hey, it's pre-release. BTW, the low-light samples taken inside the G2 announcement event are also very highly impressive. The more input I get about the G2 the more impressed I am. My God if the Nexus 5 will be based on it, we'll be in for a treat!

3. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

nothing special.

4. AMDPhenomX4

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

But Youtube only plays at 30 FPS...

5. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Dude up there is probably some sort of fan boy, those pictures are gorgeous

6. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Nice pics and video. Please post some pics inside in low light and darkness. Video also.Also post video with loud music to see if it can pick up bass and highs without distorting or popping.

7. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Hahaha, you make me laugh. You do realize that PA didn't take these, and no other tech reviewer has gotten a review model. Someone got there hands on a G2 and decided to post these pics and videos :P

12. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Why is that funny? I didn't ask who took the pics. I asked for different samples. Don't be a douche.

23. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

He is saying wait for the review buddy.. It's just a random fanboy wants to share his pictures and video.

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

nice samples G2 WELLDONE.

9. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

in photo number 5 !! is the cat that ugly of there's a problem with the camera ? and in photo 4 the picture seems pixaleted ?

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its a problem with the photoviewer, in fullscreen its fine.

10. 007james

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

Those pictures are mighty nice. The video... It's ok.

13. papss unregistered

Wow those are very impressive pictures, detail is very nice. Video is okay though. Nice job LG!

14. jmonteiro829

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I was really looking forward to this phone coming out... the pics look nice... video doesn't come close to comparing to my Lumia 928. I know the specs say that it has OIS but not seeing it in the video. Seems herky jerky to me while moving. It's not a deal breaker but with what other manufacturers are putting in the phones for cameras I was hoping for better video. I may be a little biased though. Still like it.

25. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Yup, its a little bit shakey. But all in all, good capture. It's a start.. :)

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The pictures are awesome. A little soft and saturated but still, eye catching. Good job LG. You really improved optimus g's camera. :D

16. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

pics are great bt videos r ok...there is a lot of noise in them too

17. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Even as a self proclaimed techie, I have to admit as mobile tech matures the difference between last years top of the line and this years really isn't worth the upgrade. My 2 Cents.

18. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Very good job!

19. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

the pics look real good. the cat pic looked like it has too much sharpening to it. when you take it to full screen and look at the cats fur you can see pixelation. the "video test sample 30fps" has stuter in it. especially at the last 5 sec of the video. the 60fps video looked good. that noise in the background is annoying though.

20. pocketdrummer

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why does auto-focus SUCK SO MUCH ON THESE NEWER PHONES!? I'd rather have it focus on one thing too much and require user intervention than have it constantly zooming in and out throughout the entire video. Still are fantastic though.

21. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Fantastic camera for a smartphone, first time from an LG. I'd still go for the next Sony Honami because expensive design is important to me but I doubt it will beat this LG in the camera department despite it's 20MPX and G Lens tech. I think this G2 seems to be thenew cameraphone king under droids.

22. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Thanks LG ! I don´t need to buy WP ANYMORE !!!! I´m passioned by photos, my target was Nokia 1020 , but now I have this WONDERFUL camera ! Take my money , great job !!!!

26. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Looks pretty good. nice one LG.

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