These were taken at maximum resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels), without zoom:
These were taken at the same resolution but with digital zoom applied:
These were also taken at the same resolution but applied with effect:
Black and white
As you can see, the LG Renoir’s 8-megapixel performs quite well when no zoom is applied, as soon as zoom is used, the image does tend to become fuzzy. This is partly due to the fact that it isn’t proper optical zoom and just digital zoom, light condition also had an effect.
The two below demonstrate’s it’s camera’s macro functionality. The photo on the right had it switched on, this functions was useful and significantly improved the definition of the photo, the one on the left even had slight blurring, though lighting were not changed at all.
As you know the LG Renoir also has Xenon flash, we put it to the test by combining that with macro switched on. Because Xenon flashes don’t do well with white objects (goes completely blank, especially if taking close objects), we borrowed our good friend the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 for these two photos:
The LG Renoir can record QVGA video at up to 120fps, which allows it to catch every detail in slow motion, making it perfect for capturing fast-moving objects, like at sporting events.
The LG Renoir can also handle the opposite extreme, slowing recording down to 5 fps to record very slow-moving objects with a time lapse effect. For example, users can capture the full impact of a sunset or the beautiful blooming of a flower and play it back in seconds, not minutes or hours. What was also good about the Renoir’s video recording function was that users can also make break-free videos even when playing back in slow motion. This function is usually only found in advanced camcorders.
Again, we have a few clips available. These were done after the photos above were taken, it was the perfect time to test how the Renoir would perform in a situation mixed with fast movements (motion), poor lighting (another dull day in Newcastle) and loud background noises. In particular we wanted to find out whether the built in noise free microphone really worked to filter out background distractions as well as LG claims. If you watch the videos below, I think you would agree that this feature did help reduce the noise level but not in the sense that it gets filtered out completely.
The first video we took was of 320 x 240 resolution:
In this second and third video, we changed the resolution from 320 x 240 to a maximum at 640 x 340 (widescreen):
(Please let us know if the videos aren’t working, we had some fluctuating problems viewing them after embedding them into this post.)
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