We've always hated the fact the the phone camera wasn't quite up to scratch for all the pointing and shooting we do. Sure, the images are just fine for sharing with your friends on Facebook, but once you open them up on the big screen they always disappoint. For that reason we've rarely used phone shots here on the blog, and it's why we've continued to lug our trusty little Nikon Coolpix around with us along side our iphone.
Camera + promised to boost the quality of our phone camera's images while also giving us functional and cool editing capabilities. We liked the sound of that. So for $.99 and with glowing recommendations on the web (like this one from Lifehack) it was a no- brainer to give it a whirl.
We're just starting to fool around with it and have barely touched all its features (for instance we've yet to try the onscreen simultaneous focus and exposure control), but already we're impressed.
If one thing drives us crazy it's an unintentionally crooked picture. We like Camera +'s overlay grid on the screen which allows us to compose shots in proper alignment right off the bat, something that we always thought was a bit hard to accomplish on the phone's screen using the onboard photo app.
While the zoom is impressive in its reach the clarity still isn't there, but on the other side of things we find the close-up focus to be great.
Storing and editing is done in the "lightbox" menu, and it's taking a little getting used to, but it has some cool features, from exposure editing to cropping, to special effects and borders.
All in all, we're giving this app 4 thumbs up.