Updated 26 Jun 2018

LG

G5

Snapshot: The LG G5 mobile phone camera has a touchscreen, has a manual focus option and can shoot Full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

G5
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$555

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Test results

Overall score
15
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Good screen.
  • OK video quality.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor, a large sensor and a wide-angled, fast f/1.8 lens.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video and manually focus.

But

  • Extremely poor image quality.
  • Just OK flash.
  • Has no zoom and uses fiddly micro-sd memory cards.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$555

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
16
Sensor
-
ISO range
50 - 3200
Optical zoom
1
Aperture range
1.8 - 1.8
Zoom range
-
Shutter range
1/3200 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
149 x 9 x 74
Weight (g)
159
Depth (mm)
9

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
Yes
PASM modes
No
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
5.3
Monitor pixels
3,686,400
Touchscreen
Yes
Articulated monitor
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
3840 x 2160
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
Micro-SD

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
No

More info

Notes

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