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Review: LG Marquee for Sprint

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Photos

The Marquee has a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash. I found that it offered mixed results. Under optimum circumstances, it performed well, obtaining sharp focus, good color and white balance, and accurate exposure. But this was rare. More often than not, at least one component was off. I'd have sharp photos with bad white balance or over/under exposed areas; I'd have perfectly exposed photos with soft focus, and so on. Basically, I'd rate most shots a 3 out of 5, with some occasional 4/5s and 5/5s thrown into the mix. Some will certainly be worth sharing.

 

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Video

The highest video quality that the Marquee can capture is 720p HD. Unbelievably, you' can't reduce the resolution of the video camera. The only control you have over the quality is to set the "length" of the video (1 hour, 2 hours, MMS-quality for 30 seconds, or YouTube quality). You can't select 720p or 480, etc. Odd.

At the highest setting, the Marquee's video powers weren't all that great. Colors looked washed out, exposure was often wrong, there was tons of digital noise/artifacts, and the clarity was poor. On top of that, the microphone popped and hissed a lot, giving the recorded video a distinctive "analog" sound.

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