In addition to mediocre stills, the LG Optimus L5 captures VGA video at 30fps, which is what the Nokia Lumia 610 offers but at a cheaper price point.
There's only one shooting mode and a limp attempt at giving you some options to play with by adding a white balance setting and three colour tones to the menu.
In our daylight pond clip, the zoom is incredibly jerky, and lighter areas of the film are overblown into complete whiteness. Moving the camera up towards the light source instantly throws the rest of the image into darkness.
Filming a road in daylight, once again the colours appear completely washed out, with the sky almost pure white and clear sun flares streaming into the image.
The captured movement of the cars is quite smooth, but there's no editing software to help reduce camera shake.
At night, the microphone picks up the sound of the road as a tinny hiss, and despite having on the LED light, the only things lit in the video are lit by the car headlights themselves.
Again the captured movement of the cars is smooth, but the quality of the video means there are blurred objects.