As a legacy of LG, the LG Velvet 2 Pro (internal model V700N) was only produced 3,000 units and sold to in-house employees at a very low price, but I made one anyway. Today we take a look at the camera level of LG's last flagship. For ease of writing, the LG Velvet 2 Pro is represented by V70.
The V70 adopts a separate three-lens design, which is distributed in the shape of raindrops, which is very fresh and unique in the mobile phone industry. In addition, the 0.5x-1x-3x focal length scheme is practical but not exciting enough. The main camera 1x is 64 million pixels, f/1.8 aperture, unit pixel area is 0.8μm, CMOS is very likely to be imx686; ultra-wide 0.5x is 12 million pixels, f/2.2 aperture, the unit pixel area is 1.4μm, is CMOS imx363? This also means that the Velvet 2 Pro is actually a dual main camera design. In addition, the telephoto 3x is 8 million pixels, which is barely usable. No periscopes.
OVERALL, THE HARDWARE OF THE V70 IS NOT EXCELLENT, AND IT CAN ONLY BE SAID THAT IT CAN BE USED.
THE FOCUS LOGIC OF THE V70 IS NO DIFFERENT FROM THE INDUSTRY'S GENERAL, THAT IS, THE OBJECT IN THE MIDDLE PALACE RANGE IS PREFERRED UNDER THE THREE-POINT COMPOSITION, AND THE FOCUS OBJECT CAN BE TRACKED WELL EVEN IF THE FOCUS OBJECT IS NOT IN THE CENTER OF THE PICTURE. THIS FOCUS LOGIC APPLIES TO MOST SHOOTING SCENES, ESPECIALLY CLOSE-UP SHOTS.
EVEN IN LOW-LIGHT ENVIRONMENTS, THE V70 AUTOFOCUS DOES A GOOD JOB, BUT IT'S NOT VERY FAST IN FOCUSING.
THE SO-CALLED METERING, IS TO PROCESS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIGHT, SO THAT THE FINAL PICTURE IMAGING BRIGHTNESS AND DARKNESS TO ACHIEVE A CERTAIN EXPECTATION, METERING FAILURE EXAMPLES ARE "OVEREXPOSED" OR "UNDEREXPOSED". DUE TO THE LIMITED LEVEL OF TOLERANCE OF MOBILE PHONE SENSORS, HDR IS OFTEN RELIED UPON TO WIN BACK A ROUND.
WHETHER IT IS A BACKLIT SCENE OR A NIGHT SCENE, THE V70'S METERING IS VERY ACCURATE, AND THE SHADOW INFORMATION CAN BE WELL RESTORED, AND IT WILL NOT BLINDLY BRIGHTEN THE PICTURE. THE HIGHLIGHT PART CAN BE SUPPRESSED UNDER THE NIGHT SCENE, THE DARK PART WILL NOT DIE BLACK, AND THE PICTURE IS VERY COMFORTABLE.
In this link, it is still happy to see a comparison with vivo X60 Pro+, for the convenience of writing, the picture only indicates the mobile phone brand.
The first set of pictures, whether it is LG or vivo white balance has some problems, LG picture is slightly purple, vivo the whole saturation is blue, color distortion, but vivo color "too fake" This problem is everywhere. Of course, these are the results of turning on automatic AI, and it is recommended that vivo users turn off the AI option when shooting scenes to improve the viewing of the picture. LG's automatic AI power is appropriate.
In absolute resolution, LG is not as good as vivo, of course, this is also reasonable, after all, the hardware gap between the two is there.
In this outdoor landscape scene, when both are magnified by 313% of the center details as a comparison, LG and although still slightly inferior to vivo, the gap with the above set of contrasts has been narrowed with the naked eye visible gap. While vivo has more detail on the windows of the cottage, the trees in the background have a more pronounced texture.
The photo parameters of the two are actually similar, LG: ISO 450, shutter 1/60s; vivo: ISO 448, shutter 1/100s. However, the HDR processing results of the two are very different, the overall picture of vivo is slightly brighter, but the part outside the window is overexposed. LG imaging is more stable.
Zoomed in, the small table part in the lower middle position, LG's imaging is clearer, and the shadow details are better. Vivo didn't play well at all.
To compare a pure night scene, the transparency of the two pictures is not comparable, the background of LG is more transparent, and vivo's Zeiss T film has some strange arcs of light. That being said, in terms of details, Vivo is better.
THE NIGHT SCENE MODE OF THE LG CAMERA IS MORE "ALTERNATIVE", BECAUSE IT IS MORE DIRECTLY CONTROLLED BY THE EXPOSURE TIME TO ADJUST THE NIGHT SCENE, RATHER THAN THE MULTI-FRAME COMPOSITE PROCESSING IN RECENT YEARS, THE ACTUAL IN-MACHINE PROCESSING MAY BE POSSIBLE, BUT THE USER HAS NO FEELING.
From left to right, auto mode (ISO 1300+1/20s shutter) - night mode (ISO 1500+1/6s shutter) - night mode (ISO 1500+0.3s shutter)
THE BEST IMAGING WAS OBTAINED AT 1/6TH OF A SECOND SHUTTER, BUT EVEN IF THE TIME WAS EXTENDED TO 0.3 SECONDS, THE PICTURE WAS NOT MUSHY IN THE CASE OF PURE HANDHELD, IN VIEW OF THIS EFFECT, MORE TESTS WERE DONE AND TWO POINTS WERE FOUND: 1) THE CAMERA APP WILL SET THE PRESET TIME AND MAXIMUM EXPOSURE TIME OF THE NIGHT MODE ACCORDING TO THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE PICTURE, AND THE MAXIMUM TIME CAN BE UP TO 30 SECONDS; 2) DELIBERATELY SHAKE THE PHONE IN THE NIGHT MODE OF 4 SECONDS EXPOSURE AND 8 SECONDS EXPOSURE, AND DO NOT CAUSE THE PICTURE TO BECOME MUSHY.
THEREFORE, LG'S NIGHT SCENE MODE INTEGRATES AI WITH ARTIFICIAL TRANSMISSION UNDER THE PREMISE OF MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION, AND INTEGRATES SUPER IMAGE STABILIZATION. ALTHOUGH THIS SHOWS LG'S ABILITY TO MANUALLY TAKE PICTURES ON MOBILE PHONES FOR MANY YEARS, IT IS SOMEWHAT THANKLESS TODAY, WHEN MULTI-FRAME TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY TENDS TO MATURE.
Given that this article only involves the shooting experience of the main camera part, in fact, the wide-angle experience of the V70 is also in the first step, but the 3x telephoto belongs to the level of playing soy sauce.
V70's imx686 under the polishing of LG, the experience is not completely lost vivo's GN1, and sometimes it can burst out a few surprises, as LG legacy, it can also be regarded as a satisfactory answer sheet for loyal fans.