Wow the folks with gorgeous visuals from on high... that seems to be the theme of LG's newest video teaser for their LG G2 flagship smartphone. LG literally went to the trouble of sending a G2 to the edge of space (the Stratosphere to be specific), in order to show off the OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and low-light capabilities of its new 13MP camera. The strapped the thing to a balloon. It was a difficult undertaking, with 45 days of preparation. This effort yielded 58 hours of video from within the troposphere and stratosphere. This was about 18 miles above the Earth's surface and the temperature drops to -50 degrees C.
The OIS capabilities really shine in this demonstration. Despite the rough conditions in which the balloon travelled, the video remained relatively smooth. It will be exciting to see how well the camera performs in more mundane surroundings!