The Korean electronics giant unveiled the GoPro-like device, presenting it as the first action camera to come with built-in LTE connectivity. It features on-board 4G – so you can live-stream video straight to the internet without WiFi or a smartphone. Secondly, built-in GPS and motion sensors mean that footage can easily be geo-tagged. The camera is a bit similar to a GoPro Hero4 Session Unlike GoPro cameras. However GPS and motion sensors make it much like the Garmin, or TomTom action cameras.
As for the camera itself, a 12MP sensor can record 4K video at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 fps and 720p at 120 fps. There’s a limit of 720p at 30 fps for the cellular live-streaming. Moreover the device supports memory cards up to 2TB and features built-in Bluetooth, WiFi and USB-port, what allows getting video out even without that cell connection. Since it's waterproof and dustproof, those additional connectivity options mean the camera will also be useful outdoors.
The Action CAM is considered to be a part of LG’s line of accessories, which were launched earlier this year. Although there’s no info about the way it fits in the rest of the line. It seems a handset may be used as a viewfinder.
This new LG creation is likely to feature a wider variety of options. Nevertheless GoPro owners have such one as supporting Periscope by connecting their cameras to their smartphones but that still requires WiFi reach. Unfortunately for now there’s no info about the Action CAM’s price and where it'll be available in the nearest future besides South Korea.
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