A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to check out the LG Optimus 2X. It’s the world’s first smartphone with a duel-core processor, and it’s equip with 8 mega pixel camera. There’s a lot of bells and whistles on this baby, especially with gaming and HDMI mirroring to your TV, but what really caught my eye here was the built in camera.
The camera was super easy to use and comes with a whole lot of built in functionality and settings that mirror closely to a point and shoot type camera, giving you the ability to choose between scene modes, ISO speeds and white balance. It’s the first time I’ve really seen any of this in a mobile device and I was really pleased with the quick responsiveness of the camera. The photo above, was one of the test shots I took with the phone, I tried to take a similar shot with my iPhone 4, but it simply wasn’t as easy, especially trying to get everything in focus in such a close distance.
It’s devices like this, which are gonna slowly kill off the point and shoot market. Even with my iPhone 4, I rarely shoot with my point and shoot digital camera anymore, it’s just not convenient enough.