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FAQs related to the advanced camera features on your LG G4

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016

Answers to some of your questions about advanced camera features

  • Is there anything special about the camera on my LG G4™?

    Your LG G4 has some of the most advanced camera features of any smartphone:

    • A Laser Focus for quick and precise auto-focusing
    • Optical Image Stabilization for more stable videos and longer shutter speeds
    • Manual Controls which allow you to take professional quality photos
    • RAW Image Support for saving unprocessed and uncompressed images
  • I'm not a professional photographer, will I still be able to use the camera?

    Yes, the LG G4 camera has three camera configurations:

    • Simple is the most basic configuration. All you need to do is tap the screen, and the camera will focus where you tap and capture the image.
    • Auto is the default configuration for everyday use, with basic settings available and buttons for photo and video capture.
    • Manual is the advanced configuration, intended for more serious photography enthusiasts.

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  • What are RAW images?

    When an image is captured on a standard smartphone it is automatically processed to balance colors and lighting levels, then compressed into a JPEG format to take up less memory. This compression process removes some of the finer details of the image.

    RAW images are saved with no processing or compression. This is very useful for most photographers because they can then process and balance the image themselves. They can also print the image in much larger sizes and still maintain a high level of detail, since the image has not been compressed.

    Note: The LG G4 cannot display RAW images itself. When you capture a RAW image, the phone makes a copy which it processes and compresses as normal, and that is the image it will display. RAW images must be transferred to and viewed on a computer.

    RAW image capture can only be used in the Manual camera configuration.

  • What do the Manual camera controls do?

    • JPG toggles the saving of RAW images. When set to RAW JPG, the LG G4 will save a RAW copy of every image.
    • WB (White Balance) allows you to adjust the warmth of your image colors, to compensate for various lighting conditions.
    • MF (Manual Focus) gives you manual control of the camera focal distance.
    • [+/-] (Exposure Compensation) adjusts the exposure of the image to compensate for backlighting.
    • ISO adjusts how much light the sensor absorbs: higher settings are brighter, but grainier.
    • The Shutter icon allows manual control of the shutter speed: a slower speed captures more light, a higher speed prevents blurring from motion.
    • AE-L (Auto Exposure-Lock) freezes the current exposure levels and aperture settings, for keeping consistent exposure levels between images.

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