Apple’s Camera app for the iPhone is a good basic application. It is easily accessible through home screen and it is one of the fastest to load. The panoramic tool, which Apple added with iOS 6, is one of the best panoramic tools available. Yet, it still lacks many features.
When users are looking for more features, they turn to alternatives in the App Store and there are tons to choose from. The camera app genre is a very competitive area, with many excellent choices. They continue to get better and leap frog each other with each update. A relatively new application has come out to lead the rest.
KitCam is currently one of the best with some nice unique features. This application has the usual features like photo timer, time elapse, live histogram, and a stabilizer. There are three different focusing modes: automatic, spot, and manual. Automatic and spot are the same as the default camera app, but manual allows the user to lock in separate focus and exposure spots. Exposure and white balance can also be adjusted before the photo is taken.
Some more unique features are the live filters and auto archiving. With live filters, users add filters before the photo is taken. This speeds up the processing time for users who know what they want. The application can also auto archive or send the photo automatically not only to the photo library, but also Dropbox, Flickr, or a FTP site. Sending photos directly to Dropbox is not only a great way to back them up, but also to send them to other devices for post processing like a Mac or iPad. KitCam also includes other features like a leveling tool, composition grid, multi-exposure shots, and options for different aspect ratios.
This application can also edit the photos after the photo has been taken. All the same live effects are available as well as standard adjustments. There are several other apps that do a much better job at post processing though. KitCam really shines at taking photos instead of posting photos.
KitCam has risen above the rest to stand as one of the best camera applications in the App Store. There are many more little features that give this application an advantage over others. At $1.99, it also won’t break the bank. If you are looking for a camera app, this is a must to try out.