The 8-megapixel camera in AT&T's version of the LG Optimus G gets some hands-on testing time with the off-and-on camera.
Testing AT&T's 8-megapixel LG Optimus G camera
AT&T's version of the LG Optimus G loves the San Diego sun, where I took the device around downtown to check out its 8-megapixel camera. Not all photos looked this good, especially shots of people and indoor scenes.
Note that the Sprint version of the phone has a 13-megapixel shooter that gave up clearer, crisper images. Still, this photo outside a t-shirt shop looks terrific, with colors that pop and plenty of edge clarity.
Unless otherwise stated, all photos have been resized and/or cropped to fit this slideshow. Besides that, they're untouched.
I crouched in close to take a photo of these succulents. The Optimus G autofocused in the center of the screen, so I tapped to manually focus on the succulent cluster to the left. As you can see, the results are less focused than I wanted.
Something about these cute stuffed animals looks a little too fuzzy, especially the plushy on the left. The owl looks the sharpest, which could also have something to do with its more solid coloring. By comparison, Sprint's 13-megapixel Optimus G camera took a much richer shot.
Lighting plays a huge role in the eventual quality of a picture, and in this photo of a pair of reflective doors, the Optimus G really did capture the scene. Colors were correct, the edges are fairly defined, and the camera captured it all -- even my reflection.
We'll continue to test the LG Optimus G's camera, so keep your eyes on CNET for more comparisons and shots.