I use the phone on my camera a lot, capturing moments in time to share with others at a later date. With Windows Phone Camera Lenses you can do a lot more with your photos.
I’ve tried lots of different lenses out some just make pictures look rubbish and some are genuinely useful. Luckily Camera 360 falls into the second group.
You have two options for loading the app up, firstly via the normal app shortcut or pinned tile. Or you can open it up via the lense option in the normal camera app. Once opened you are presented with a whole new camera interface, with options to choose from seven different lense styles. Varying from portrait, pure, night, food, scenery and auto. These are chosen by rotating the circle around the camera icon at the bottom of the screen.
Once you have selected a style you can then choose a filter which changes the chosen style slightly. For instance in portrait mode you can choose from sweet, natural, sunny, fresh and b&w. You really have a lot of styles and filters to choose from. You change these by swiping across the middle of the screen.
From the front screen you can also choose from eight different camera types. So you can take square Instagram photos, framed photos, or widescreen photos, all pretty useful if your sharing your photos to Facebook or somewhere else.
From the main screen a few other things are achievable, you can toggle the flash, switch to the front facing camera, adjust brightness and also get into the built in gallery app.
It should be noted here that Camera360 takes photos with a lower resolution than normal. Images in widescreen mode were 1.9MP instead of the normal 6MP widescreen that my HTC 8X takes. If you’re only going to be sharing images on Facebook or Twitter this will be more than enough. If not I’d suggest taking the photo normally and apply effects afterwards.
The photo diary and photo calendar parts of the app are accessed via the icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. These allow you to easily see photos you’ve taken and edit them using the same effects as in the camera app. You can also share pictures from here to Facebook, Twitter and some other social networks, not Instagram though.
Settings for the app are pretty basic, covering sharing settings and shutter noises.
Camera360 is a pretty good app, the lower resolution limit restricts it to social media really or keeping the pictures on your phone. Little things annoy me like in the normal camera app you can tap to focus and capture an image, this behaviour is different in Camera360, you tap to focus and then tap the camera icon to capture. Just me being picky really.
Overall Camera360 is useful and I’ll be keeping it on my phone. The fact the app is free and advert free as well is appealing and makes giving it a try out painless, just head over to the link below.
Windows Phone Store Link – Camera360
Below is the Store description if you like that sort of thing.
Camera360 for WP8 is developed by Camera360 group and now it is the most worth expecting camera app on Windows Phone 8. Camera360 for WP8 comes out in a creative way. With COMPASS inspired by that of SLR, natural effects, smart UE, powerful features, and ‘Less is more’ concept existing in each details, Camera360 for WP8 aims at being the best camera app for every Window Phone 8 addictive.
1.Creative COMPASS with 6 shooting themes, offers selected effects for each photographing theme. (Auto, Portrait, Scenery, Food, Night, Microspur)
2.Numerous effects & Live effects, you can see effect on photo in real time.
3.Photo re-edit makes photo distinguishing.
4.Photo diary sorts photos by taken date. It is easy to browse or search for a certain photo.
5.6 classy frames to decorate your photo makes photo more special.
6.Easily sharing photo to multi-sites brings true happiness of share.