LG Electronics is back again with a with yet another 8 megapixel shooter in the form of the LG KC780. This slim handset concentrates mostly on digital photography (and basic communications) as its strongest suite, so if you’re looking for an all rounder cell phone, you can give the LG KC780 a pass. First of all, I must note that the 13.9mm thickness is rather fetching, and despite its apparent slimness, LG managed to squeeze in a 2.4″ widescreen LCD display (perfect to capture those portrait shots) and a Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens that is able to shoot high quality photos that will surely amaze you at first glance.

One of the smart technologies found in the LG KC780 is Face Detection, and this will automatically find and focus on people’s faces so that the photographer is able to capture clearer portrait shots. In addition, LG’s Smile Detection technology is smart enough to recognize the angle of people’s mouths and adjust focus for faces. Good to see such features appear on a cell phone, where they were once the domain of dedicated digital cameras. While the LG KC780 won’t have the full functionality of a digital camera, it has enough to make this function as a backup just in case your primary shooter dies due to lack of battery or some other unfortunate inconvenience. You will be able to choose from automatic modes, a Beauty Mode that removes spots and imperfections on people’s faces, high ISO 1600, SmartLight setting for optimal brightness settings and an integrated Image Stabilizer.

You can also capture DVD resolution video with this, although I won’t expect many to use this feature due to the amount of memory such files take up. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity, a webcam function and Motion Sensor games. You will be able to pick up the LG KC780 this November in Europe, to be followed by Asian releases in due time.