While smartphone cameras are still unable to compete with high-end DSLRs, the gap is closing. Despite their shortcomings, the flexibility of smartphones leaves them well-equipped to capture content that is off limits to traditional cameras. From 360 Virtual Reality-ready content and action photography to wide-angle shots, the ability of smartphones to interact with companion devices or smart accessories will prove to be the difference to most consumers.
The development of digital photography has proven to be just as important as the invention of the first camera. By allowing users to instantly see pictures and easily spread it around. Now, in the smartphone era, most people have cameras on them at all times. This prevalence of cameras has been instrumental in the rise of social media and has helped enhance our imagination as well as transcending our augmented reality.
The Future of Social
Many industry watchers predict that panoramic 360-degree panorama images and videos will be the next big trend in social media. LG’s 360 CAM is the company’s first foray into the emerging 360 photography market and one of the first truly affordable consumer 360-degree panorama camera. The incredible potential for integration with VR headsets is truly limitless.
Seeing the Whole Picture
Camera quality has become an important factor in smartphones reviews for many tech media outlets. While size creates real limitations for smartphone cameras, one way that LG is making a difference is by creating the first phone to offer a wide-angle lens with a field of view wider than the human eye. This development frees photographers from having to bring their cameras along.
Capturing it Live
Live streaming combines the power of internet streaming services with the appeal of live TV. LG’s Action CAM fills the void that traditional video cameras and smartphones can’t with its IP67 rating, making it dust and sand-proof with the ability to be immersed in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. This highly durable camera has the ability to capture content in almost any environment, such as skydiving and surfing. Not only can LG Action CAM take a beating and keep on recording, it can live stream directly to the internet via a 3G or 4G LTE network connection without the need to be tethered to a smartphone, the only camera with this ability on the market today.
LG 360 CAM is sold for AED 899
LG Action CAM: TBA