LG has officially unveiled an action camera with mobile data support, which is simply called LG Action CAM LTE and which will allow users to live stream HD footage on YouTube.
A lot of people will be surprised to hear that LG has just announced an action camera. To top all that, on paper, it looks like a very interesting device, which is definitely aimed at grabbing a piece out of the market dominated by GoPro.
The new shooter will go around by the name of LG Action CAM LTE. There is a strong reason why it is name like this: the device comes packed with LTE functionality. As a result, it will be able to use mobile data from compatible networks in order to live stream footage online.
LG Action CAM LTE becomes official as world’s first camera in its category with LTE support
LTE is built into the South Korean’s camera, meaning that it does not need a smartphone or tablet to connect to the internet. It is said to be the world’s first action camera with such feature and, in addition to LTE, the device will also support 3G connectivity.
The reason why the manufacturer decided to build a camera around this feature is live streaming. For the moment, LG is mentioning YouTube Live, meaning that people will be able to stream live footage via this service. However, the press release talks about “sites”, therefore it remains to be seen what other websites will be supported.
The LG Action CAM LTE can still be connected to a smartphone, allowing users to transfer their photos as well as videos to such mobile device. Moreover, the company says that people can use it as a dash camera in their car or as a CCTV for surveillance purposes.
In the connectivity department, users will be able to find WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth support along with a USB Type-C port.
LG’s new action camera can shoot 4K videos and live stream at HD quality
LG Action CAM LTE features a 12.3-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type sensor capable of recording 4K videos at up to 30fps, full HD at up to 60fps, and HD at up to 120fps. When live streaming to YouTube Live, the device will do so at HD quality and 30fps.
The device is weathersealed, so it is resistant to dust as well as to sand. It is also waterproof up to depths of one meter for half an hour. LG adds that a fully-waterproof casing is coming sometime in the third quarter of 2016.
A 1,400 mAh battery is powering the camera, providing an autonomy of up to four hours when recording 1080p videos. On the inside, people will find 2GB of RAM and a microSD card slot which supports memory cards of up to 2TB.
The newly-announced LG Action CAM LTE measures 35 x 35 x 77.9 mm and weighs 95 grams. It will be released in South Korea in June 2016, while other markets will follow soon after that. Pricing details will be revealed right on time for its launch.