The LG V30 is one of the worst phone launches I’ve ever seen. The hype around it was weeks ago and it’s still not up for sale. Dear LG, you’re not Apple, people won’t wait for you, especially when the Pixel 2 is around the corner.
With that out of my system, let’s get right into the article —LG tried to promote the device’s camera capabilities by putting it in the hands of a cinematographer and not just any cinematographer, David Franco, the cinematographer behind the Game of Thrones series. The video he shot using the V30 is titled “A Day in the Life,” and he tried to take the consumer approach —using the device like an average user, handheld and all. (You can watch it below)
To be honest, there isn’t anything special, although you can tell that he tried to demonstrate the various elements of the phone —dynamic range, RGB, zoom, OIS, reflection, low/mid/highlight etc. And one thing I noticed was the low light performance is better than what I’m used to seeing. HOWEVER, the overall quality is something I’d consider to be:
Why? I have seen better — take for example this video shot by a “random person” using the Google Pixel
P.S. I am not saying the footage shot by the V30 isn’t good, far from it. I am just saying that I have seen better, that’s all.
Now, I’d just go back to sipping my tea: