The GoPro might just have its biggest competitor to date. While it seems weird that a company like LG (which is not even the first name that pops up when you think of imaging) could ever manage to beat long-time leader of action cameras, it is trying to do so in the cleverest ways possible.
Its latest Action CAM LTE is an action camera which can directly stream the content that it’s recording to YouTube, without even the need of a phone or anything else. It does so via 3G and LTE connectivity and its appeal is now getting slightly clearer. It’ll be possible to get the recordings on the phone, too.
The camera is pretty fine in the other departments too. It has a 12.3 megapixel camera on the front with a 150-degree wide-angle lens. It can shoot up to 4K Ultra HD videos at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps or slow-motion 720p at 120 fps.
You even have GPS, an accelerometer and a gyroscope for connectivity. When 3G or LTE aren’t enough, you have Wi-Fi, Type-C and Bluetooth for further sharing with other phones and laptops. It can also take microSD cards of up to 2 TB capacity and has 2 GB RAM.
Its IP67-certification makes it withstand up to up to an hour in water, as well as offering dust-resistance. An optional mount and waterproof case will be made available for more exotic adventures, while its 1,400 mAh battery leads to a recording time of up to four hours.
Pricing details are not known by now, but they should be available when it goes for sale next month.