App Review: Camera A and B

Posted In App Review - By Lane On Friday, May 20th, 2011 With 0 Comments

One of things that the first generation iPad was missing was a camera, and video recorder. Many people want an iPad, but don’t have the money for iPad 2, but want the camera in the iPad. Well, the two apps Camera A, and Camera B get around that problem. You can connect your iPod touch’s camera, or iPhone’s camera via BlueTooth, and take pictures through the iPhone or iPod’s camera. Today I’ll be giving you a review of these apps. I rate each category from 1 to 10, and average them together to get a final score.

The first category is the picture quality. It usually is good depending on what type of camera you are streaming. If you have an iPhone 3G, it will obviously not be as good, but still OK. If you have an iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4th Gen, it will be pretty good. The quality is not bad, but not superb, so I give the quality an 8 out of 10.

The second category I average into the final score is ease of use. It is pretty simple, and much like the original Apple camera application. View the pictures in the bottom left hand corner, and unlike the Camera app on the iPhone, the zoom feature is on the bottom right hand corner, but is not a huge bother. To take a picture simply tap to camera button, and it’ll snap the picture, and will ask you to save it on the iPad, the iPhone, or iPod, or both. It is incredibly easy so I give the Ease of Use a perfect 10 out of 10.

The third category is features. It does not have many features, but it’s not like you’ll expect a boatload of features when it’s just a camera app. You won’t be surprised to hear that there isn’t any autofocus either. But who would expect that as the coding is hard with any old app. That is why I’ll give the features a 8.5 out of 10.

The fourth and final category I will average into the final score is Value. You have to download both apps Camera A, and Camera B, but only one of them cost money. The app is $0.99 which is a pretty good price. It must be pretty hard to connect two devices to each other, and is great anyways. If you have an iPhone your camera problem is fixed, and is a great app, and well worth the price. That’s why I’m saying the value is a 9 out of 10.

If you have an iPad first generation I would definitely check this out. This is one of the apps that Apple would be considered “innovative” and should definitely get more recognition for it. Overall, the app receives a 8.9 out of 10, and it is well deserved. Props to the developer who made this.

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Do you have any other camera apps similar to this?

 

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