How to Switch Between the LG G6's Rear Camera Lenses

The G6 gives you control over which camera you’re use. Here’s how to identify which lens is which, and how to switch between them.

1. Launch the Camera app. You’ll see two icons on the camera interface. (In this case, they’ll be on the right, as the camera is in portrait mode.) One features one tree, the other has three.

2. Select the single-tree icon to use the standard lens.

3. Select the triple-tree icon to take a picture with the wide-angle lens.

The two cameras produce different results. When Sam Rutherford of Tom’s Guide reviewed the G6, he took this shot of the New York skyline at sunset with the phone’s standard lens.

Now compare that to this second shot, captured by the wide-angle lens on the G6.

It’s a more expansive view that makes the wide-angle mode ideal for landscapes and other shots where you want the widest possible view. The standard lens is better in low-light situations and for capturing more details. Still, you’ll want to experiment with the cameras on your own to see which shots are most appealing to you.

Photo Credits: Sam Rutherford/Tom’s Guide

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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer whose work has appeared on Fast Company, IGN, TechRadar, PCWorld, and more. At Tom's Guide, he specializes in covering Apple and Android phones. He is also the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a guide for creating Android apps, and is the founder of Walter Media.