Rated at 5 megapixels, the primary back camera of the LG Venice isn't a standout option amongst today's Android phones, and it won't replace a point-and-shoot camera for anyone seeking anything other than quick, on-the-fly snaps.

Photos taken via the camera typically turned out adequate, but unremarkable, showing a fair bit of visual noise when viewed on anything other than the compact screen of the device itself. For impromptu shots for Instagram or Facebook, it'll definitely do the trick, but don't expect anything special.

LG Venice review

The LG Venice also shoots up to 720p video, and the results are about the same as with still shots. It's a handy option for shooting quick clips of life happenings, but if you're seeking clear and detailed footage to export and use elsewhere, you'll either want a dedicated camera with video capabilities or a handset with a better lens.

Both video and still photos are handled through the built-in Camera app, which also allows access to the 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera intended primarily for video conferencing.

The straightforward app is rather easy to use, and offers quick access to tools via a sidebar, letting you tweak the light balance, access panorama and continuous shot options, and adjust the flash, focus, image size, ISO, and more, as well as switch on three other color effects (mono, sepia, and negative). You can also enable the option to snap a photo by saying "Cheese" rather than tapping the on-screen button.

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