The 1.3-megapixel camera takes pictures in only three resolutions--960x1,280, 480x640, and 240x320--but you get a fair number of editing options, including three quality settings; four shutter sounds, plus a silent option; adjustable brightness and white-balance settings; four color tones; a 5- or 10-second self-timer; a 15X digital zoom; and a flash. The camcorder records clips in 176x144 resolution with sound. Editing options are similar to the still camera's. For saving your work, the LG DM-L200 comes with a healthy 30MB of shared memory. At the most, it will hold 40 photos at the highest resolution. Photo quality is quite good, with vivid colors and sharp object outlines.
Like the other Disney Mobile phone, the Pantech DM-P100, the star attraction of the LG DM-L200 lies in its Disney content. The Entertainment portion especially features access to Disney (and non-Disney) ring tones, images, wallpapers, color themes, and applications. You also get access to Disney Zone, a Web portal with access to Disney Radio and other applications such as Disney Trivial Pursuit. A couple of games are also included (EA Hockey and Narnia Chess), though you can download more.
Parents will find the phone's Family Center service incredibly useful in keeping track of their kids and monitoring their calls. They can control their children's phones by limiting their minutes, messaging options, and downloads and even receive an alert when boundaries are met. They can prohibit outgoing calls to certain numbers and schedule time limits on the child's phone. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Family Center service is the Family Locator that utilizes GPS technology to keep track of the kids. Parents can even use a Family Alert that will send a message to one or all family members simultaneously. These additional services vary in cost, so check out our review of the Pantech DM-P100 for the full scoop on Disney Mobile's pricing scales.