It is a no brainer that the advent of digital camera has herald a new age of mass photography, and this is just but the start.
There are around 5.2 billion mobile phones in use around the world today and approximately 83 percent of those phones are equipped with cameras. This proliferation of smartphones (particularly in emerging markets) means that an astounding 90 percent of people who have ever taken a picture have done so on a mobile phone.
Given the popularity of smartphone technology, it may be difficult to believe that the phenomenon is just getting started. As social networks evolve to cope with changing user preferences, even the best analysts are left dumbfounded about where the technology will be in just five years’ time.
Most people now carry advanced digital cameras with them wherever they go, and the power of these devices far outstrips what most sophisticated cameras of the past were capable of offering.
The increased availability and heightened utility of smartphone-based cameras has allowed for more people than ever to use action photography to express themselves.
One of the largest perks of smartphone cameras is their ability to instantly share photos and videos via text message or on social media. Of the billions of photos taken per day, roughly 1.8 billion are shared on social networks, up from 500 million in just 2013. Shockingly, a mere 93 million of the photos posted on social media are selfies
Last year, Industry insiders and analysts had projected that over one trillion photographs will be taken. One trillion may seem like a daunting number, but the increasing capacity of phones to store data (thereby encouraging users to take more photos) over the last several years shows that we have been on course to break the trillion barrier for some time.
“Now, in the smartphone era, most people have cameras on them at all times. This prevalence of cameras has been instrumental in the rise of social media and has also helped enhance as well as streamline the spread of information,” said Moses Marji, General Marketing Manager, LG Electronics
The only thing we know for certain is that smartphone photography will continue to grow and that mobile phone manufacturers will work to ensure that their products meet demands of consumers.
LG is one such manufacturer that is working around the clock to ensure that it meets demands of consumers well into the future.
The company is making it easy for hobbyists looking to pursue photography eliminating the high barrier of entry created by DSLR cameras. The intuitive operating systems of LG smartphones like the V10 and LG G5 allow users to instantly use these advanced cameras to their full potential.
The LG G5 was not the company’s first innovative use of a wide-angled camera, as the V10 incorporated a wide-angle to make selfies with large groups possible.
The images that come out of V10 are sharp and well detailed. Overall it is an enjoyable camera to take pictures with and one of the most powerful camera phone.
It is essentially a souped-up version of its counterpart, the G4. It’s the rear and front-facing camera capabilities that are particularly impressive. The V10 is yet another reminder of how smartphones have managed to negate the need for a separate point-and-shoot, or even a DSLR in some situations.
The V10’s dual front-facing cameras let you switch between 120- and 80-degrees, so you can switch between the individual selfie and the group selfie. It’s really nice to have that option.
If you’re a photography or video enthusiast and you need a smartphone that can keep up with your life-logging ways, the V10 was made for you. LG packed it with a ton of manual features, and even a few fun photography modes, so that you don’t have to spend time customizing the device to do what you want to do.
Many industry watchers predict that panoramic 360 degreed images and videos will be the next big trend in social media. 360 degree cameras give consumers the ability to capture immersive, lifelike scenes from every angle. While the technology is still in its infancy, Facebook, YouTube and other major players are already touting the format as the next big thing in online content. LG’s 360 CAM is the company’s first foray into the emerging 360 photography market and one of the first truly affordable consumer 360-degree camera.
The incredible potential for integration with VR headsets is truly limitless.