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The LG G4's camera has been given a boost over its predecessor, including a higher resolution, a brighter f/1.8 aperture, raw image shooting and manual controls. I headed out to the streets of Paris to see what it can do.

This first shot is my favourite. I slowed the shutter speed right down and used a neural density filter simply held over the lens to capture car light trails and smooth waves on the river.

I shot in raw mode and was able to process the image in Adobe Lightroom afterwards.

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Here is the unprocessed JPEG file.

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On the left is the unprocessed JPEG of this long exposure of the Eiffel Tower. On the right is the raw file, which I have been able to significantly lighten in Lightroom, thanks to the extra detail the raw image saves.

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A comparison of night-time shooting of the G4, Galaxy S6 Edge and iPhone 6.

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The G4 shoots very well in daylight too. Here, I used the HDR mode to achieve an even exposure.

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HDR mode was necessary here as well to balance the bright sky and shadows of the people sat enjoying the view.

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This classic Fiat 500 is exposed well, but it has quite warm, unnatural colours, which weren't present on the S6 Edge or iPhone 6.

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Shooting a tricky subject in daylight, without HDR.

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This time, with HDR turned on. All three phones performed well, although the iPhone 6 had the most satisfying contrast on the graffiti.

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A lovely river scene, captured well.

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When holding the phone in your hand in low-light, instead of using a tripod, the camera will turn up the ISO speed to achieve a bright image. At full screen on a monitor, there's a lot of image noise visible.

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The G4 achieved a bright and accurate shot of this building at night.

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A lovely cafe, and not a bad shot.

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