Let’s be honest: LG smartphones have never been great at photography. Of course, their flagships did not show terrible results of photography and video shooting, but they did not offer anything outstanding either. Basically, the company tried to play on its strengths: for example, it has always been one of the best in terms of sound and physical protection of its devices.
DxOMark: The performance of the LG V60 ThinQ camera is average
But the issue of the camera’s work has always been present. With the release of the V60 ThinQ, the company has set itself the goal of improving this part. But it seems that their plans were not destined to come true. At least that’s what the DxOMark review says.
The V60 ThinQ uses a 64 Megapixel main sensor. The manufacturer decided to use Quad-Bayer technology to capture 16-megapixel images with acceptable exposure and good dynamic range. Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not manage to succeed in real conditions of use. The pictures show a lot of noise and problems with contrast. But the bokeh effect works pretty well thanks to the 3D-ToF sensor.
The biggest problems with the LG V60 ThinQ camera are with zoom photos. DxOMark noted that the smartphone produces relatively good results, but not good enough considering the huge 64 Megapixel sensor. Also, the testers were not pleased with the quality of the video recording. If during the day the camera shows more or less acceptable results, then at night or under artificial lighting conditions the quality leaves much to be desired: a lot of noise and the lack of adequate image stabilization.
As a result, LG V60 ThinQ scored exactly 100 points in DxOMark tests, which puts it on a par with flagship devices of 2018. Hopefully, the camera will improve with updates, but knowing the company’s strategy for supporting its devices, there is no hope for that.
- Wide dynamic range in bright light and under indoor conditions
- Pleasant color in bright light and accurate white balance
- Good detail in bright light
- Ultra-wide camera offers very wide field of view
- Good exposure in flash-on mode
- Noise in all lighting conditions
- Lack of detail in long-range zoom shots
- Incorrect exposures in flash-auto mode
- Noise and lack of detail in ultra-wide shots
- Loss of texture in faces when using bokeh mode
- Mostly accurate exposure
- Swift autofocus adaptation
- Mostly accurate white balance in bright light and indoors
- Effective stabilization of camera shake
- Ineffective stabilization when panning or walking while recording
- Limited dynamic range, low contrast at times
- Low level of detail and occasional local loss of texture
- Hue shift