SnappyCam for iOS grabs 20 full-res iPhone 5 photos per second

SnappyCam for iOS grabs 20 full-res iPhone 5 photos per second

SnappyCam 3.0 is now available for update from the App Store. SnappyLabs' quick-snapping photo utility for iOS has been updated with full frame capture on most devices, which lets you capture series of action shots for just the right image. The developer has posted details on the web site.

SnappyCam is great choice if you want to shoot sports photos and other action-packed imagery using your iPhone's built-in camera. And while iPhone 5 users will see optimal performance, it's compatible with the iPhone 3GS or later as well as iPad 2 or later.

Let’s put this into perspective. The closest competitor to the iPhone 5 is the Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s “best shot” camera feature shoots up to 20 pictures continuously at full-sensor resolution, with each photo 0.1333 sec apart: an average of just 7.5 photos/sec. SnappyCam is able to deliver over 250% faster continuous shooting performance on the iPhone 5, in pure software, on a hardware rig that’s 10 months older than the Galaxy S4

Using all the pixels of the iPhone 5's 8 megapixel sensor, SnappyCam can shoot up to 20 frames per second. iPhone 4S users can shoot 12 pictures per second at 8 megapixels.

Other enhancements in the new release include Instagram support, improved UI and sound effects, bug fixes and performance enhancements.

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Peter Cohen

Mac Managing Editor of iMore and weekend Apple Product Professional at a local independent Apple reseller. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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