IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - LG V10
The LG V10’s colors are consistently subdued. There’s a lack of saturation, which make photos look flat. The odd thing is its zeroed DNG (RAW) files appear more vibrant than its JPEGs. If you increase saturation in post, the V10 actually shoots good images in good light, with fine detail. The lens is sharp from corner to corner, with only slight barrel distortion.
Image details tend to smear in low light, and there tends to be chroma noise in the shadows, especially in the RAW DNG files. The LG V10 does excellent HDR images, with lots of detail captured across the frame. However, ghosting can appear when shooting moving subjects. The panorama’s seams can be oddly joined together, with some softness or different exposure levels between captured images.
The V10’s 4K videos look fine in good light, but videos in low light are noisy. The autofocus tends to hunt, which means you’ll see a jerking in and out effect as the camera tries to lock focus. Optical image stabilization isn’t available for 4K video, but on Full HD resolution it’s not as smooth as on the iPhone 6s Plus. Rolling shutter is obvious when moving the camera.
The LG V10’s colors are consistently subdued, with a lack of saturation.