LG is taking on GoPro with the launch of a first-of-its-kind action camera with LTE connectivity built-in.
(CCM) — On Thursday, LG announced a new "Friend" for its LG Playground ecosystem: the LG Action CAM. This new camera has LTE connectivity built-in, allowing users to stream directly to sites like YouTube Live without the need for a smartphone. The LG Action CAM is a 12.3-megapixel camera that shoots 4K/UHD at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 fps, and 720p at 120 fps (for slow motion video). The camera has built-in GPS and motion sensors, as well as LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity. Other specs include 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB of memory for the camera's OS, support for microSD cards, and a 1,400 mAh battery that offers up to 4 hours of full HD recording.
With this new camera, LG gears up to take on outdoor adventure cameras like GoPro, Garmin, and TomTom. The LG Action CAM boasts a rating of IP67, which means it can be immersed in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. For those who want to do some serious underwater recording, LG said that it plans to launch a completely waterproof case that will protect the device even while scuba diving. The camera can be held or attached to helmets, bicycles, cars, and more with the optional mount. LG did not reveal pricing details for the LG Action CAM, though the company said it would launch in South Korea next month, followed by key markets, including North America and Europe.
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