The LG G4 retained a lot of the great qualities of its flagship predecessors in terms of the design and software, but one area where it greatly leapfrogged forward was in the camera experience — at least on paper. During the LG G4 launch event earlier this week we had some time with the LG G4 and while we’ve already brought you our first look and impressions, in this feature focus we take a look at the LG G4’s camera and all the features it brings to the table.

The LG G4 camera boasts a robust feature set, with its f/1.8 aperture and OIS, along with the laser auto focus now being coupled with a color spectrum sensor, that will take a look at all the colors in your scene and analyze them for better white balancing. While the camera hardware is pretty impressive in its own right, probably one of the most exciting features is the new full-fledged manual mode that has many of the same settings you’d find on DSLRs and other professional camera equipment.

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Of course, there is an auto mode present that makes it extremely quick and easy to take a shot, but it is the manual mode where you can really play around with the settings to get that perfect shot. Much like you would get on a regular camera, you have control over the white balance, manual focus, ISO, shutter speed, and exposure.

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When changing the white balance settings, it isn’t just about choosing between preset options like cloudy, incandescent, or daylight. It actually comes with a meter with Kelvin readings, giving you a full gamut of white balance modes. As you will see in the video, all the changes you make happens in real time and can be seen in the viewfinder. Above the white balance meter is an auto option, to make things easier.

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Manual focus is available as well, with another meter present to set the focus to exactly how you want, and with an f/1.8 aperture, you will be able to get some really nice depth of field shots. A general exposure slider is present as well. When it comes to the ISO meter, there are a lot of stops on it, and it goes up to a pretty impressive 2700.

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When setting the shutter speed, options available range from 1/6000th of a second, all the way up to 30 seconds, with the latter being great for something like star gazing shots. With stops at regular intervals throughout, you can also set the shutter speed at 1 or 5 seconds to get light-trail shots also. There is also a histogram up on the left corner that shows you the different levels that you have of all the different colors in the actual shot itself. Finally, you also have the ability to take your shots in the RAW or JPEG format.

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So there you have it for this quick look at the LG G4 camera! The camera has already proved to be quite impressive, courtesy of the robust manual mode it packs that rivals even some DSLR cameras, and we can’t wait to put it through its paces in an upcoming camera shootout and comprehensive review.

Joshua Vergara
Writer, blogger, and videographer - Josh is a former support technician that learned much about technology by fixing everyone else's. On the side, he wrote and performed spoken word, maintained his own personal blogs, and began his own video podcast. Now, he's here at Android Authority looking to put it all together!
  • Rick_Deckard

    If I get the G4 will be only for the camera…

    • Ronald

      there are cheaper point and shoots….

      • Mr.AAKulkarni

        but they can’t make calls, play music, send messages and so on….

        • Preben Nielsen

          Exactly! The best camere is the one you have on you when needed,… and that’s the one in your phone,

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      A camera needs storage, thankfully G4 is SD card capable. I trust the cloud, but is good to have both IMO.

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      • Rick_Deckard

        Hopefully the G4 will be affordable than the S6 as well…

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    Cool. Thanks

  • VictorMartino

    I seriously can’t wait for a comparison between the S6 and the G4. Camera performance and long battery life could make this phone perfect.

  • V-Phuc

    The manual mode is very impressive with all the gradients in each setting: ISO, shutter speed, white balance, etc. No doubt this calls for a comparison with SG6 but I wonder how G4 fares alongside a DSLR.

  • Ish Ahmed

    I always favored the LG devices! G2 in particular was incredible and perhaps the very device that made LG apparent amongst consumers. The LG Optimus G was also VERY underrated. Hey Josh….do you by ANY chance go to CCNY. Either that or i mixed you up with one of the asians using an S6 outside the NAC library lol.

  • osbert

    LOL Sony need to improve their camera software or they’re doomed

  • Kim

    I am definitely going to buy this one! My first LG and in brown leather :-)

    • Darknut

      The lighter beige is really nice! I also like the maroon… I’m thinking of upgrading from my G2… no rush, just when it gets cheap enough to feel reasonable :P

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  • Mohd Hilmi Afiq Jebat

    Wow I’m amazed by G4’s camera. Since i’m not into DSLR so much (have sold my eos 700d after two months of usage) this phone might be the best replacement!