Wannabe photographers looking for a cellphone whose camera doesn’t stink on ice may want to check out LG’s latest offering, the 13.9mm thick KC780. No fancy touchscreen here, but there is an 8-megapixel camera. And while we all know (or should know) by now that megapixels aren’t everything when it comes to taking decent digital photos, LG has a few features that make the whole package a little more valuable.
Primarily, LG tricked out the phone’s software in order to enhance taking photos of people’s faces, which, in LG Speak, is the “most expressive” part of the body. (I guess that’s hard to argue.) There’s the usual face detection, which apparently can recognize mouth angles and all that jazz. Smile Shot only releases the “shutter” when it determines that the subject is smiling. A simple correction mode, called Beauty Mode, corrects subject’s skin imperfections.
She’s scheduled to come out next month in Europe; the rest of the world will have to wait.