Want to buy a phone for camera..

Started Aug 8, 2013 | Questions thread
Menneisyys Senior Member • Posts: 1,457
Wait for LG G2?

Si14 wrote:

Hi all,

I am looking for a smart phone with good camera. Can you suggest some:

I am aware of Nokia N8, 808, and 1020 which have relatively good cameras, however, 808 and 1020 are big!

While it's also big, the first published full-res images from the LG G2 are pretty good. You might want to wait some weeks to find out whether it's worth purchasing - whether the OIS is any good etc.

My quick evaluation of the now-available shots (cross-post from MacRumors at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1608234&page=6 ):

Four full-res photos at http://blog.gsmarena.com/lg-g2-camera-samples-arrive-show-what-its-13mp-ois-shooter-is-capable-of/

- the lens seems to be very good - good sharpness along the entire area and little chromatic aberration
- of course, on the pixel level, even non-shadows are noisy even at base ISO. At screen sizes (zoomed out) noise isn't annoying in ISO 100 shots.
- no slow shutter photos so it's still impossible to assess the efficiency of the OIS - the only one using a somewhat longer shutter ( http://cdn.gsmarena.com/pics//13/08/lg-g2-camera-samples/camera/thumb/gsmarena_001.jpg ) is 1/24s, while using ISO300. This may also mean the camera doesn't really want to use "dangerous" shutter speeds (unlike most other phones - most of other phones go down to 1/15s to keep ISO as low as possible); instead, they start bumping up ISO early.

If it produces excellent footage in the 1080p60 mode, I'll surely get this. Particularly if it also records audio in stereo.

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