LG Action Camera

LG's take on the GoPro broadcasts to YouTube Live (hands-on)

With its new LTE Action Camera, LG hopes to one-up GoPro and its other action camera ilk. How? This little device has LTE, a waterproof body (you won't need to use extra housing), and you can broadcast directly to YouTube Live.

Built-in LTE is important because it lets you leave the camera streaming under its own 4G power, while you can use your phone to do something else. If you wanted to stream to YouTube Live without an independent LTE connection (as other action cameras use), you'd have to tether the action camera to the phone, much more rapidly draining your battery and slowing processing power while you broadcast live.

(P.S. LG is pretty much alone in offering an LTE-enabled action/lifestyle camera. Samsung tried it out with its connected Galaxy camera, which flopped. Samsung's second attempt was Wi-Fi-only.)

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