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LG Viewty KU990 review | Camera

Published on: Thursday, November 29th 2007                   Written by: Nic Rossmüller - Photography by: Mark Peters

LG Viewty Camera phone

LG Viewty Camera phone

LG KU 990 Viewty Digital camera

Pictures can be taken with the 5 Megapixel auto focus digital camera. The camera is equipped with a flash and an auto focus assist lamp. The digital camera is found on the back of the cell phone. Around the lens the scroll-wheel is placed for zooming in or out when photo mode is activated. In the beginning you will probably be tempted to touch the lens if you want to zoom in or out, which will result in fingerprints on the lens. It might take time getting used to this way of operating the zoom function. The flash has an effective range of 2.5 meters and enables shooting in bad light circumstances providing the flash is used within the effective range. The flash is not capable of exposing large rooms. Photographing of larger groups therefore is not possible because of the limited flash range. In situations with insufficient light for the camera to focus, the auto focus assist lamp will help. A red beam will expose the object in order for the camera to focus correctly.

LG Viewty Image stabilizer

LG Viewty Image stabilizer

LG KU 990 Viewty Shutter lag

The LG KU 990 Viewty is entirely aiming at digital photography but despite that there is a significant shutter lag. When the release button is completely pressed down, it takes a while before the picture is actually taken. It will be difficult to capture a moving object. This is a real pity for example if you want to capture children playing; you will nearly always be too late. The LG Viewty has been equipped with an image stabilizer but unfortunately this is not an optical image stabilizer. ISO value will increase as soon as the image stabilizer is activated in order to enable faster shutter speeds. Regrettably noise will be significantly visible on the picture due to the higher ISO value.

 

LG KU990 Camera controls

LG KU990 Camera controls

LG Viewty LCD monitor

LG Viewty LCD monitor

 

LG Viewty Picture quality

LG Viewty Picture quality

LG KU990 Viewty Image quality

The digital camera performs excellently in well lit situations. The camera supports up to ISO 800. In badly lit circumstances 800 ISO causes higher noise values. The high noise values have a negative influence on the picture quality but the high light sensitivity enables faster shutter speeds. And the latter ensures capturing important moments. The pictures will suffer from noise but there are priceless moments that you want to capture no matter how the picture turns out, just capturing the moment is important. The low ISO values 100 and 200 are great to use; the pictures come out sharp with beautiful colours.

LG Viewty Camera settings

LG Viewty Camera settings

LG KU990 Viewty Camera adjustments

The LG Viewty offers many setting possibilities. You can use the Viewty settings to adjust the white balance, the file size, macro mode and picture quality. Additional functions like Multi-shot mode and self-timer are available. Black & White, sepia and negative can be set through the effect menu. The flash offers red eye reduction. Activating this mode reduces red eyes but does not make the red colour disappear entirely. Digital compact cameras nowadays already offer the possibility to correct red eyes automatically. Besides that numerous modes are available to adjust the digital camera to the shooting circumstances, for example: landscape, portrait or macro photography.

 
 
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