Review: LG Intuition for Verizon Wireless
There's no physical camera button on the Intuition, so you have to access the camera from the lockscreen shortcut or the app menu.
The basic shooting screen uses about two-thirds of the display as the viewfinder. The remainder is two strips with standard controls, plus zoom, brightness, flash, and a button for the full settings menu.
The full settings menu is where you need to go to adjust scene mode, ISO, white balance, effects, and so on. It includes support for panorama and continuous shot modes, among others.
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When you're ready to take a picture, press the on-screen shutter button. The Intuition snaps images in about a second. (If you want, press the subject you'd like to be the focus of the image, as the Intuition supports touch-to-focus.) The camera goes straight back to the camera app without detouring to a review screen. You can, however, add a review screen through an optional setting.
The camera software performs well across the board. It doesn't have any speed issues, and you can capture a series of shots fairly quickly.
The Intuition's camera captures images at a maximum of 8 megapixels. I thought the Intuition did a fine job. Images had the proper exposure, white balance, and focus. In fact, focus was particularly sharp, and the Intuition was able to get solid results even in environments that had a lot of contrast (light/dark regions). The bulk of images I took were usable for posting to social networks, using as PC wallpapers, and more. The Intuition's camera does a good job.
The Intuition records video at a maximum resolution of 1080p HD, both in 16:9 (1920 x 1080) and 4:3 (1440 x 1080) aspect ratios. Which you choose depends on where you intend to play the video back. Most TVs and computer monitors use the 16:9 aspect ratio, but the Intuition itself has a 4:3 display. Either way, the video looks good, but not awesome. The one fault that bugged me most was the presence of grain in the video I captured. Focus and exposure were good, but the digital noise present adds a haze to video that I didn't care for. Results are somewhat improved if captured outside on a bright and sunny day.
The Intuition uses the stock Android 4.0 gallery tools. The gallery displays stacks of photos, images, and videos that are broken down into groupings such as Camera Shots, All Photos, All Videos, and Screenshots. The gallery also includes access to online accounts, such as Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, or Picasa.
Buttons along the bottom make it easy to perform actions (share, delete, play, more). It's a snap to share photos through any social network/messaging service you want. Images can be set as wallpaper, marked to be printed, and more.
Editing features are pretty good. The Intuition lets you crop, eliminate red-eye, straighten, rotate, flip, and sharpen images. Editing tools stop short of adjusting white balance, contrast, and exposure, but allow you to apply a wide-range of Instragram-esque filters to provide some artistic flair.
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