Review: LG myTouch Q for T-Mobile
The myTouch Q's 5 megapixel shooter did a better job than 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. 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, 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 myTouch Q's 5 million to be plenty useful.
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The myTouch Q 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 you 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 myTouch Q did a great job of snagging video. White balance was good, colors looked bright and rich, focus was good, and the myTouch Q handled both bright and dimly lit environs with ease.
You'll definitely want to take advantage of all the sharing options found in the myTouch Q's software, as the video is worth passing along.
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