Camera Awesome – Lightning Review

Camera Awesome

The folks over at SmugMug have released a pretty neat little app today called Camera Awesome.

I’ve been playing around with Camera Awesome for the last few hours, and I must say it is quite awesome!

Here are a few of the features I love:

Speed: Camera Awesome is fast!  It is easily the fastest camera app I’ve seen for iOS.

Selective Focus and Exposure: The app lets you independently select focal and exposure points! You can even lock the focus and exposure points!

Easy Sharing: The sharing from Camera Awesome is super simple. Setup your sharing preferences and from there you have either 1-tap or 0-tap (automatic) sharing.

Prerecording Video: Camera Awesome will prerecord 5 seconds of video, before you even hit the record button! I have small kids, so this will come in super handy!

… and 1 feature I want to love:

Interval Timer: I like to make time lapse videos, and this looks like another tool to help me get that done. The problem is the smallest interval Camera Awesome can do is 5 seconds. If that could go down to 1 second it’d likely become my default app for time lapses as well.

Want to know more?  Watch the video:

I’m a big fan of SmugMug and have been a customer for a few years, and this app does not disappoint. It’s already taken the default camera app’s place on my home screen!

Update: Camera Awesome 1.0.3 has addressed one of my gripes listed above. The interval timer now goes as low as 1 second!  The update also provides instagram support, white balance lock and the whole lot of effects for $9.99!

3 Responses to Camera Awesome – Lightning Review

  1. SJT designs March 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Awesome indeed! Definitely gets my thumbs up approval as well! 🙂

  2. Alfonso Moran September 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Can you test if the video recording saves location information? I found out that in my pictures taken with Camera Awesome, the location info is saved for photos, but not for video. I don’t know if it’s only me, or it’s a bug in the software

    • Chris Martino October 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      Hi Alfonso,

      I don’t normally shoot video, so I’m not aware of a way to check to see if the video saves location info. Can you give me a quick pointer on how to look?



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