LG Viewty Smart (LG-GC900)
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Wednesday, 22 April 2009 10:51

LG Viewty Smart (LG-GC900)

LG announced the Viewty Smart (LG-GC900), a brand new camera phone with an Intelligent Shot Mode that makes it easy to take  pictures by automatically analyzing scenes and adjusting camera settings accordingly. 

Viewty Smart carries on the heritage of the first LG Viewty , which sold over 6.5 million units. The second incarnation of Viewty features an 8 megapixel sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 1600, a higher resolution WVGA touchscreen, a more intelligent image processor and LG’s easy-to-use S-Class User Interface (UI).

 

 Press Release:

“Viewty is back and better than ever, with new smart camera applications that take care of all the complicated camera adjustments and processing for you,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Viewty Smart represents the next generation of LG camera phones, and will drive LG leadership in the industry with its innovative, smart technology.”

Intelligent Shot Mode and Advanced Camera Features
LG conducted consumer preference surveys in fourteen countries including the U.S., U.K., France, Brazil, Russia, India and China to learn what consumers wanted to see in the next generation mobile device and one key finding was that users thought current camera phones were too complicated to operate.

LG’s engineers addressed this issue in the Viewty Smart with Intelligent Shot Mode, which analyzes the subject, background, and lighting conditions and compares the data against seven pre-programmed scenarios to take perfect pictures every time. This feature, still rare on high-end stand alone compact digital cameras, is a first for a camera phones and only available from LG. This hassle-free mode completely eliminates the need to check settings before taking a photo. It even provides instantaneous feedback, showing exactly how the camera is analyzing a particular scene with real-time indicator bars.

With 8 megapixels of resolution, Viewty Smart’s pictures are not just great for sharing online, but are even sharp enough for printing and framing. With a maximum ISO setting of 1600, shots previously considered too dim or dark can now be captured even without a flash. This can be further augmented with the phone’s LED flash. Viewty Smart adds several new camera features including Multi-Face Detection and DVD-quality D1 video recording. It also carries over features such as Touch Shot, Art Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot and Continuous Shot.

S-Class User Interface Enhanced for Camera Features
Viewty Smart also includes the easy-to-use 3D S-Class UI, which debuted on LG’s ARENA earlier this year. LG has tailored S-Class around Viewty Smart’s camera features with an on-screen dial for instantly switching shot modes and a thumbnail viewer that shows recently taken photos without having to switch to the photo gallery. LG even included an easier way to zoom in and out: Simply move your finger in a clockwise circle on the touchscreen to zoom in, as if turning the zoom ring on an SLR camera. Zoom out by moving the finger in the opposite direction. Zooming in and out is also possible with multi-touch pinching and stretching.

Viewty Smart is as good at sharing photos as it is at taking them. Its wide, sharp 3-inch WVGA screen provides full 800 x 480 resolution, great for seeing every detail in pictures and movies. With 7.2 Mbps HSDPA network and Wi-Fi compatibility, Viewty Smart can upload photos over the internet at broadband speeds. With A-GPS based geotagging, friends can even see the exact spot where a photo was taken. The Viewty Smart can also store photos on its 1.5 GB of internal memory or on MicroSD cards up to 32 GB.

Extremely pocketable, Viewty Smart is just 12.4 mm deep, making it the slimmest 8 megapixel camera phone available. However, with its svelt camera-like design, few people will want to keep this phone hidden from view.

“With Viewty we completely changed the way people looked at camera phones. For the first time, people didn’t have to put up with poor image quality for the convenience of using the cameras on their mobile phones,” said Dr. Ahn. “With Viewty Smart we’ll change perceptions again. It won’t be about having a camera phone that equals the quality of a standalone digital camera. It will be about having a smart camera phone that takes better pictures and is easier to use than a standalone digital camera.”

LG Viewty Smart will be available through operators in Europe starting this May and then launch in other markets around the world.

 


Tags: lg viewty  smart  gc900  s-class  ui  ku990  ke990  
 

Comments 

 
0 #1 emmmgadget lover 2009-04-28 16:15
anybody who already bought this lg-gc900????
let me know how was it run.....
is it cool?
 
 
0 #2 Not released yetLG Freak 2009-05-06 16:55
The phone is not released yet , how to share with you?
 
 
0 #3 mrray 2009-06-04 19:19
i have just brought this phone in the uk and it has only been out 3 days i think personally this is the best phone i have had so far and i have had a lot of them it is relatively easy to use and the screen and sound quality is emence i would recommend this phone to anybody that likes there gadgets
 
 
0 #4 PHONES IS GREAT!!!Marc 2009-06-05 10:27
i have had this phone for 24 hours now and it is great :-) :-) .
 
 
0 #5 PriceMarta 2009-06-30 03:12
How much did you guys pay for the phone?
 
 
0 #6 Voice QualityAnon 2009-07-02 11:18
Superb voice quality!
 
 
0 #7 WoweeeGuest 2009-07-31 17:03
Yup i now own this phone and can tell you a great deal about it. The quality of the camera is superb to say the least and when calling someone the quality of the sound is also exceptional.

Would i recommend people get this phone?

Yes.

I just wish i could find more applications available for this phone.
 
 
0 #8 viewty smartits me 2009-08-02 22:17
I've had this phone for nearly 2 days, already read poor reviews and what can i say..... they must be stupid, its fantastic LG have really learn't from their mistakes (viewty) awesome phone looks great runs great music is better than w995, i had one of those before this ( only 2 weeks, it broke) so viewty smart all the way 10/10
 
 
0 #9 mrpaul 2009-11-06 20:25
i hate touch screen phones, but im sick of everyone having goodlooking phones and im stuck with the basic looking key phones, ive upgraded to the viewty smart to try it, i think im gonna keep it.. very sleek design looks cool, not to big either like the other touch screens. 8)
 
 
0 #10 Awesome features but no guidanceVarsha 2010-01-06 16:12
I've had the GC900 for over a week now. I've never used a LG before and have had the W910i for the last 2 years. So i'm finding it really difficult to figure out where everything is on the viewty smart. I mean, the features I know how to use are awesome but i keep finding out that my phone can do something that i have no idea how to use. and the user manual is absolutely ridiculous!
 
 
0 #11 the phone is incrediblechrysanthos 2010-01-13 10:48
I bought this phone and I love it. It's amazing. It has very beautiful colors...!!! :D
 
 
0 #12 GC900nic 2010-02-13 02:43
I have this phone so cuute
 
 
0 #13 lg gc900lg gc900 2010-03-08 18:47
guys i have this phone 1 year now and believe me its battery is awful !!! Every 2 days it run of ...
 
 
0 #14 ManagerHugo 2010-06-15 08:48
8)

THIS PHONE IS IT! Switched form my Ku990 to this, and man o man, not regretting it one moment.
Nokia and Samsung should seriously take notes form LG on quality, they can learn alot!