LG Electronics has announced the LG Action CamLTE, the first action camera with LTE connectivity built-in, allowing for users to stream directly to sites such as YouTube Live without a smartphone. The LG Action CAMLTE, will launch in South Korea this month followed by key markets worldwide including North America and Europe.
In addition to its live streaming feature, LG Action CAMLTE will offer remote access functionality via 3G and LTE, which will enable the device to be used as a CCTV camera for home monitoring or as an automobile dash camera. Action CAMLTE users can download recorded images and videos on their paired smartphones. If that wasn’t enough, it has full Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Beating action cam market-leader, GoPro, to the punch, the LG Action CamLTE allows a direct connection from the camera to the web without any additional equipment. The CamLTE states it is capable of recording video up to UHD quality at 30fps and of shooting 12.3MP stills. Better yet, it has a removable battery.
LG Action CamLTE Features & Specifications:
» Camera: 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP / 1.55 x 1.55 pixels
» Connectivity: LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / USB Type-C 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.1
» Video Recording: UHD 30fps / FHD 60fps / HD 120fps
» Video Live Streaming: HD 30fps
» Memory: 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB)
» Size: 35 x 35 x 77.9mm
» Weight: 95g
» » Battery: 1,400mAh
» IP67 Rated
» Built-In GPS
» Accelerometer / Gyroscope
With a rating of IP67, the LG Action CamLTE is completely protected from dust, sand and can be immersed in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. An optional waterproof case will enable the camera to engage in more vigorous activities such as surfing and scuba diving, and will be availably by the holidays. With the optional mount, the LG Action CAMLTE claims to capture smooth videos while attached to helmets, bicycles, cars and other fast moving objects. With a 1,400mAh battery the camera boasts an industry-leading Full HD recording time of up to four hours.
The LG Action family of products and services will be what LG is calling a “Playground Ecosystem” with more product scheduled to role out in the future.
No pricing has been officially announced.