LG has unveiled a new product – The LG Action Cam LTE. It is a robust camera that is capable of live streaming video.
Practitioners of extreme sports such as skydiving or mountain biking, like to take action cameras. Among these users, especially the Go Pro Hero is very popular. LG is now getting into this segment with its new LG Action Cam LTE. This camera is part of LG’s so-called ‘LG Friends’ portfolio with accessories and modules for LG smartphones such as the new LG G5.
The new camera can be used completely stand-alone. There is no need to connect it with a smartphone because the LG Action Cam LTE features a built-in antenna and can connect to GSM, UMTS, and LTE networks itself. In this way, the LG Action Cam LTE video images taken by the camera live stream to YouTube for example via a mobile data connection.
LG sees many opportunities for people who want to broadcast their outdoor activities live. The LG Action Cam LTE can also be used as security in places where no permanent Internet connection is available.
The camera is dustproof and waterproof to a depth of 1 meter. There is a complementary case that makes the LG Action Cam LTE completely waterproof so the camera can be used underwater as well.
High-Resolution Camera Sensor
The LG Action Cam LTE is equipped with a 12.3-megapixel camera for photos and video recordings. The camera captures videos at 4K (Ultra HD) recording resolution. For live streaming video, the resolution is limited to Full HD. In places where there is no 4G network available, the camera can also work in 3G network to stream images.
High Frame Rate for Slow Motion
When images in 4K / Ultra HD resolution are taken, they are stored in a frame rate of 30 frames per second. Full HD format can store the camera images at a rate of 60 frames per second. At 720p resolution, the camera is even able to save images at 120 frames per second, which is ideal, for example, to give stunts in slow motion.
It is powered by a built-in battery of 1400 mAh. Images can be stored on a MicroSD memory card. The camera supports memory cards up to 2 terabytes.
The LG Action Cam LTE will be available from June in LG’s home country South Korea, followed by the United States and Europe shortly thereafter. LG has not yet announced pricing for the LG Action Cam LTE.