▲ Tokyo night view taken from almost the same position. With the standard camera (first image), you can cover the rooftop where you can finally enter in a portrait, but with the ultra-wide angle (second image), you can cover it in the horizontal position. Intense perspective due to ultra-wide angle is also a point
It is a super wide-angle camera. Although it is a function that has become a hot topic with the iPhone 11 series,This camera can shoot a wide range that exceeds the rival, with a nominal angle of view of 136 degrees. This is a surprising value of 9 to 10 mm when converted to 35 mm.In addition, it also has the feature that (distortion correction) that is unique to ultra-wide-angle cameras can be changed in stages.
The reason why I introduced "this time" here is that LG smartphones have been equipped with these functions for a long time … Rather, they created a trend to install recent ultra-wide-angle camera modules on smartphones. This is because the manufacturer was ahead of the trend of ultra-wide-angle so that it could be called LG.
Specifically, the “LG G5” announced worldwide in February 2016 is installed in the “isai Beat” released in November of the same year in Japan, and the angle of view is almost the same as this unit. Same wide as 135 degrees. Since then it has been inherited without interruption in LG's flagship-class model (although the angle of view has narrowed depending on the season). That isThis machine is also a model that has inherited the know-how of super wide-angle smartphones that LG has accumulated for three and a half yearsThat's why.
HoweverEven though it was very ahead, there was a lot of “sega in the smartphone industry” that said that this point was hardly brought forward at this timing when super-wide-angle cameras began to attract attentionIt is LG, both good and bad, and personally very frustrating.
I understand that I want to give priority to the feature introductions on the two screens, but as soon as I feel this is a waste. So, this time, following the review of the main unit, we will focus on the camera on the back (main) side, without touching the two-screen story and the front camera (which is also an amazing specification).
The review in 2 screens is summarized by Dr. Yamane, Junya Ishino, Toru Ishii and Shintaro Kaneko, Mr. Ishii is about camera shooting in 2 screens, Mr. Kaneko's article is about the front camera Also introduced. Please take a look at this article.
Distortion correction control that realizes an ultra-wide angle equivalent to a nominal 9mm
Diagonal fisheye effect when off
▲ Shooting with super wide angle + distortion correction on. A strong perspective is applied to the person underneath, but if distortion correction is applied, it will also be distorted in the horizontal direction. Using these features as an expression is one of the benefits for those who are used to photographic expression.
In addition to this photographic expression, it is a function that can of course be used when you want to keep a subject at the edge of the edge even if the surroundings are distorted.
In addition, “Gallery” of the standard application of this unit is a specification that displays the focal length in 35mm equivalent. However, the trial machine displayed "13mm" even when the distortion was corrected and at the maximum wide angle (distortion correction off). Perhaps the actual pattern should be 13mm when distortion correction is enabled, and spread further when distortion correction is turned off.
Appropriate levels for functions other than ultra-wide angle
Advanced HDR and AI Auto are also "effective with a feeling of overdoing"
The image sensor is mentioned in Engadget's review in ChinaSony (IMX363) for main (wide angle) and Samsung (S5K3M3) for super wide angle.
Especially for the main module, it seems to be said that the appropriate model is used in terms of price (although it is not the best sensor as mentioned in the corresponding article).
For basic camera functions and app creation, Imadoki's so-called “AI (subject detection) + advanced HDR” is a generation. Although it is not very appealing in terms of functionality, it is an impression that it is gathered together in a good sense.
▲ AI Auto (“AI Camera” in the app) is the setting item name “Automatic Scene Adjustment”. It may be hard to understand before you get used to it
Regarding AI Auto, the operation setting can be switched with the item “ Automatic scene adjustment '' in the settings of the camera application, but since it is modest in a good sense, basically it feels good to keep it enabled It was.
▲ Pixel extraction from ultra-wide angle (distortion correction on) to standard, 8x maximum telephoto, and approximately 1x maximum telephoto. So-called super-resolution processing is also included, and it is the point that there is little roughness while expanding with software
AndFor telephoto side (because telephoto camera is not installed), only enlargement by software. Nevertheless, the point is that it can be expanded up to 8 times and is quite bold.So-called super-resolution processing is also performed, for example, even if characters and illustrations are magnified at the maximum zoom, the result will not appear as rough as expected (of course, with subjects that are not good, a so-called “painted feeling” will appear) I will come).
Another thing that impressed me a bit was that when I tap the subject and specify the focus and exposure, the MF (manual focus) button is displayed along with the exposure compensation slider. Pressing this will change the slider to focus adjustment.
If you are familiar with smartphone cameras to some extent, when you tap the subject and focus it, it will be in a state where it is difficult to focus depending on the shape of the subject etc., and focus several times while shifting the point I think that the experience of … was encountered not once or twice.
This feature is very helpful when doing so. If you feel that you are out of focus, you can immediately set the manual focus and manually, but you can immediately follow the focus. This is especially appreciated for users who often use macro photography.
▲ If you take brown food with AI Auto-On, it will finish deliciously with a reasonable color temperature correction. Good feeling for fried chicken and yakitori
As you can see, the G8X ThinQ camera is a very interesting place where you can see useful functions and unique modes everywhere.
As a writer, as I introduced in the first part, the headphone jack is equipped with a high-quality DAC and the point that the main body is flat on both sides.This is also a point with a high degree of “sega in the smartphone industry”), FeliCa + Osaifu-Keitai, Full Seg + TV tuner compatible with recording, and waterproof and dust-proof specifications are included. I would also like to tell you that it is a model that can be noticed (with Sega fan-like heat).
▲ Of course, as others have said, this is a very fun model even in a two-screen state. In addition, the screen is the 2nd gag of the author's whole body, “Shinku (official ThinQ) and Shinkyu and Chenkyu”