I try to stay away from camera phone news, simply based on principle. That said, the latest teaser from LG, for their next G4, caught my attention because it will feature an impressive F/1.8 aperture.
The days of crappy phone photos with a crazy depth of field appears to be over, as more and more phones are getting ‘fast’ lenses, and with it, more control over the depth of field. The new LG teaser for their G4 phone indicates that the phone will feature a F/1.8 aperture, making it likely the best phone camera on the market as far as low light goes.
It will be interesting to see just how good a tiny camera phone sensor can be at low light now that lenses are getting to a point where they can make use of these faster apertures. The G4 will also give you full manual control over the camera, allowing you to use your photographic knowledge and expertise to craft images that will blow the socks off those P&S cameras you have hiding in your drawer at home.
But in the end, it is still a phone camera. The G4 is expected to be announced towards the end of this month; how many of you plan on upgrading to a phone with a killer camera like this within the next year?