LG's LTE-enabled Action CAM can livestream to YouTube and keep a watchful eye on your home
LG's new action camera is a feature packed piece of kit with a rugged, water-resistant build. The flagship feature is the device's built-in LTE, which allows users to leave their smartphones behind when livestreaming.
Known simply as the Action CAM, the device is capable of capturing UHD footage at 30 fps and 60 fps at 1080p. It uses USB Type-C for physical connections, alongside Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and 3G/LTE.
It will allow users to live-stream directly to YouTube (and other video sites) at 720p 30 fps, while a remote access feature, set to be available from July onwards, will allow it to be used as a CCTV camera for home monitoring. There's also an accelerometer and GPS on board, both of which we've seen in other action cams.
The device itself weighs just 95 g (0.2 lbs) and has IP67 protection, making it completely protected from dust and able to survive in up to 1 meter (3.3 ft) of water for up to 30 minutes.
There's a 1,400 mAh battery on board, which is rated for four hours of Full HD recording, and the obligatory action cam mount is available as an optional extra, allowing users to clip the device onto their helmet.
A completely waterproof case will ship in Q3 2016, which LG is targeting at scuba divers and surfers.
LG is pitching the Action CAM as part of its Friend ecosystem which is currently populated with accessories for the flagship G5 smartphone. The company has stated that users will be able to download recorded video and images to a paired smartphone, but it's not yet clear how much deeper the integration will go.
Right now, it's a little difficult to state just how the Action CAM matches up to its rivals, as we're yet to learn just how much it will cost or when it will arrive globally. Expect more details when the camera hits the company's native South Korea next month.