The LG G3 Fights an Active Volcano, Wins Handily

June 13, 2014 - Written By Nick Sutrich

Photography is quite a challenge, especially when trying to overcome the forces of nature.  This task becomes even more difficult when using a mobile device to try to take pictures, which can be flaky at best even on a good day.  Anyone who’s tried to take shots of something overly bright, overly dark, moving quickly or just generally not being a perfect still shot will know what I’m talking about.  LG has decided to show that they are bucking the trend when it comes to mobile photography with the LG G3, and have given its latest creation to professional nature photographer Park Jung Won.  While it may not be fair to compare a mere mortal’s photography skills with that of a nature photographer, LG’s purpose here is to show that the G3 is up to par and can hang with the best of them out there, taking shots worthy of being called professional.

And what better way to show it off than to take it to an active volcano?  That’s right, Park took the G3 all the way up to an active volcano site and got some excellent shots of the action, including taking some sweeping vista shots on the way up and even one seriously amazing looking time-lapse video.  Along the way he captured some excellent stills in a straw market of sorts, and showed off the 13 megapixel resolution by zooming into a number of shots he took to get more detail up close, which also helps showcase that brilliant new 5.5 inch 1440p display.  The video is reminiscent of what LG did with the G2 when they showed off the hardware Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) with a chicken.  We’ve already seen from a number of comparisons just how much the new OIS+ on the G3 helps take better still images than the competition, and that fancy laser auto-focus working hard to get the right shot the first time.  Does the G3 live up to the hype, or maybe even to your expectations?  Check out the video below and let us know!