Last week, LG announced its latest smartphone: The G5.
The G5 is the first modular smartphone, meaning it will have detatchable parts to allow for cusomization as well as new features to be introduced in the future. If you're looking for a smartphone to shoot video with, this may be the one for you.
First off are the standard features that most smartphones have: the G5 comes with two lenses, one standard and one wide, and shoots in full HD. However, the G5 takes it to the next level with its LG Cam Plus Module.
The LG CAM Plus is a versatile camera module that can be attached through the battery slot to deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a standalone camera. The LG CAM Plus provides physical buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom, LED indicator and comfortable grip. It also offers intuitive auto focus and exposure lock, features usually found on standalone digital cameras. When attached to the LG G5, it provides an additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh to allow for longer shooting times for more fun and enjoyment.
This is the kind of module that doesn't try to make the smartphone look and function like a traditional video camera (see all the steady cam rigs you can buy for your smartphone), but rather makes the whole process more efficeient, and enhances the inherent advantages of smartphone video.
Look out for more modules to come.