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LG's LTE-enabled Action CAM can livestream to YouTube and keep a watchful eye on your home

LG's LTE-enabled Action CAM ca...
The camera will allow users to stream directly to sites including YouTube Live
The camera will allow users to stream directly to sites including YouTube Live
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The Action CAM is rated IP67 for dust/water resistance
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The Action CAM is rated IP67 for dust/water resistance
The camera will allow users to stream directly to sites including YouTube Live
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The camera will allow users to stream directly to sites including YouTube Live

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.

The Action CAM is rated IP67 for dust/water resistance
The Action CAM is rated IP67 for dust/water resistance

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.

Source: LG

4 comments
DavidSioeye
Great to see others bringing LTE devices like this to market. We launched the Sioeye Iris4G back in March and there is a lot of interest to live stream while performing action sports.
Milton
Unfortunately, even the hero-photo makes this product look awkward.
It looks like some one jammed a cheap knock-off into a Hero Session camera-case. I don't think many people are gonna rock this thing on their helmet. GoPro nailed the ideal form-factor right off the bat, and then improved on that same form factor with the Session. I'm surprised other companies are still trying to diverge from the ideal form factor... come on people, this is a camera designed to strap to your body...
sk8dad
I second Milton's observation, and also like to add that a IPX-7 water resistance rating is pretty useless for an action cam involved with any kind of serious water sports (whitewater, surfing, water skiing, etc.).
ErwinSea
If Gopro would update their firmware so the ( 3 silver ) using an iphone could stream live to youtube in 10- 15 minute it would be great instead of making us buy new cameras every time their a new feature. Hell, even ring.com stick up camera has streaming to a cloud and will soon have live view and can be used at home as a security camera with the use of a solar cell or external battery pack for extended use.