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Review: LG Revolution

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Photos

The Revolution's 5 megapixel shooter does a better job that I was expecting it to. Focus was consistently good -- meaning mostly sharp photos. I saw only a few images that were a bit soft, and the lighting was bad in those images, which could have been a contributing factor. Color/white balance was nearly always correct, and brightness/exposure were also good.

Indoor shots, as typical, weren't as great as those captured outdoors, but the flash helped a little bit in the darkest places. It's not going to substitute for some good old sunshine, but it will at least light up those smiling faces within an arm's reach or so.

With so many options for controlling the camera's behavior (both before and after taking the picture), the more demanding user will have plenty of opportunity to be creative and tweak their imaging experience. Some might pine for more pixels to play with, but I found the Revolution's 5 million to be plenty useful.

 

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Video

The Revolution captures up to 720p HD video. The video camera software offers many of the same features as found in the still camera. That means you can do a lot of fun stuff before your shoot, though not so much afterward as there aren't any video editing tools.

Based on the quality of the video I shot, you're not going to worry too much about tweaking it after the fact anyway. When set to all the highest quality levels, the Revolution did a great job of snagging video. White balance was good, colors looked bright and rich, focus was good, and the Revolution handled both bright and dimly lit environs with ease.

You'll definitely want to take advantage of all the sharing options found in the Revolution's software, as the video is worth passing along.

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