An incredible example of what one of the best smartphone cameras in the world can do

The cameras in smartphones are getting so good, they can give expensive DSLRs a run for their money.

DSLRs are those large chunky cameras you see professional photographers using, and they’re usually chunky for a reason.

They have relatively large lenses and other large components that obviously can’t fit in a smartphone, and it’s those large components, as well as the photographers themselves, that often result in pictures that seemingly defy the laws of the natural world.  

DSLR cutoutHanabi123/WikipediaTry fitting all that in a smartphone.

But Twitter user @wh1telightning defied anything we know about mobile photography on Sunday with a picture he/she took with LG’s latest flagship phone, the G4. 

By messing around with the G4 camera’s white balance, @wh1telighting was apparently able to make a picture taken at midnight look like it was taken during the middle of the day:

If you didn’t know this picture was taken during the night, you might think it’s actually a terrible photo taken with a poor camera. But the fact that the photographer was able to make night appear as day is pretty amazing, especially with a smartphone camera. 

And Brad Molen, a director at the PR firm Weber Shandwick, could also achieve some stunning results with pictures taken in darkness with the LG G4:

The G4 has one of the best smartphone cameras available, and it offers more professional-style control than most smartphone cameras, like white balance and shutter speed.

I knew that it was possible to create crazy effects by playing around with a camera’s intricate settings, but I wasn’t expecting someone to make night look like day.

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