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LG V30's Point Zoom feels like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' mode

Commentary: LG's new phone does super-slow smooth zoom. I wish the "Frolic" theme was included.

LG V30
Point Zoom on the LG V30 can target a part of the screen and move at variable speeds.
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I'm not sure what LG meant to make me remember about the new V30, but I keep thinking about that slow zoom.

A new targeted cinematic zoom mode in the V30's camera settings enables the sort of gentle zoom that immediately brings to mind every "Curb Your Enthusiasm" meme in the world.

I shot some footage of CNET's Jessica Dolcourt using Point Zoom on the LG V30 during a hands-on demo in New York. It looks nice. Then we added "Frolic" by Luciano Michelini.

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Even better.

Before the music, I felt weird, standing across the room and slowly zooming in on Jessica in cinematic black and white. I felt a bit like a stalker. That's because I hadn't added my "Curb Your Enthusiasm" music yet.

I want this slow zoom in everything now. It's fun. And a small request: please add "Frolic Mode" to the V30's in-phone editing tools. LG, HBO, figure out a way to make this work.

Read our full impressions of the LG V30 here.

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