Creative, fun camera modes
Want to make something fun? Try one of the V10’s different camera modes. You can shoot photos and video interchangeably if you want, too. Credit: Florence Ion
The static Instagram photo gets a bit repetitive after a while, which is why I like the idea of the V10’s different camera modes. There is no particular need for them, but they’re fun to use if you’re on vacation or you’re trying to procrastinate at work.
This is ridiculous. There’s absolutely no need for four different video perspectives. But it’s really fun to do and not have to bother with a third-party application to make it happen. There are Panorama and Slow Motion modes, too, as well as Time Lapse, which is neat if you set up the V10 on a tripod.
The V10 is, by far, the best Android camera phone on the market right now. Credit: Florence Ion
If you’re a photography or video enthusiast and you need a smartphone that can keep up with your wiley, life-logging ways, the V10 was made for you. LG packed it with a ton of manual features, and even a few fun photography modes, so that you don’t have to spend time customizing the device to do what you want to do. You’ll still have to invest in editing software to get some of the results you’re looking for, but that’s just a fraction of the work involved in producing pretty pictures. The most important part is that you have a smartphone with capable hardware.
I’m curious, too, if LG’s smartphone releases this year and its inclusion of manual controls will continue to inspire manufacturers to make their flagship devices more photography-centric in the next generation. The Galaxy S6 and One M9 both offer manual controls of sorts, but again, they don’t offer as many options as the V10. It’s possible that this will remain a niche category, since not everyone is into the idea of spending the time to adjust settings before snapping a photo, but it’s also nice to know you don’t have to lug around a giant DSLR and an entire briefcase of lenses to take a neat long exposure shot.
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