Delving into the options menu there's also a self-timer (three, five or ten seconds) and burst mode (three, six or nine pics), plus five resolution options, from MMS-friendly 640 x 480 pixels all the way up to full 2560 x 1920. You can also set the ISO (light sensitivity) between 800 for low light situations to 80 for good light, or on the auto setting.
There's a decent though not spectacular set of editing options once you've taken your pics, including resize, rotate and crop, plus the ability to add effects, frames and text. There's also the Muvee application that runs your pics together in a funky slideshow.
At 110g and 96.9 x 51.4 x 14.9mm, it doesn't take up too much room
Unusually for a cameraphone, video isn't just an afterthought and it will record 30 frames per second at 720 x 480 pixels. The resolution was impressive in comparison with many cameraphone, though we still found it could be a bit jerky even though there's apparently an image stabiliser on board.
There's an accelerometer which, though it didn't seem to come into play when viewing menus or test pages, does appear to work when viewing the photo album. Unfortunately it seemed to have a life of its own with our test sample, and would insist on displaying portrait shots in full-screen landscape mode and vice versa. Confused? We certainly were.
The web browser doesn’t rise much above the functional level, and since there's no 3G connection or Wi-Fi you certainly won't be doing any fast browsing or downloading. The accelerometer doesn't seem to work on web pages either so you're stuck in portrait mode with no zooming ability or page resizing options.
No, but it has one that when you press it a sign pops up saying "Please do not press this button again!".
the lil domed mirror next to the camera lens so you can align your self portrait shots looks a little bit well err duff! did someone read silver and paint it?
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Ah, that would be that elusive DED, the Darkness Emitting Diode, right?
microSD / microSDHC
In theory, if the phone supports 4GB cards, it should support larger ones too. Micro SD cards of 4GB and above are necessarily SDHC cards so the hardware required to read them is there, it's just a question of O/S support, and if a manufacturer starts doing devices in this day and age that only have O/S support for cards up to 4GB, they need their heads looking at.
Interestingly enough, the official blurb about Nokia's N95-1 (the original N95, not the newer N95-2 with 8GB of flash memory on the mainboard and no memory card slot) also says that it'll support cards of up to 4GB. I've had an 8GB card in mine for several months now and it works fine even when almost full, so O/S support *IS* there in this case. Early indications are that the N95-1 will also work with 12GB and 16GB cards when they become available.
So, did anyone at El Reg try the new LG handset with an 8GB card or did you all take the specs on face value?
I hated this phone. Went right back to my K800. And I could not get bluetooth A2DP working, despite trying three types of headphones.