Sony's QX-series 'lens cameras' – one of which features in my own 2013 favorite tech guide – are set to get a little better in the near future, with the announcement of a firmware update for the QX10 and QX100. In January, both cameras will get 1080p video recording capabilities, as well as expanded ISO range up to 3200 for the QX10 and 12800 on the QX100. In addition, the PlayMemories Mobile app used to pair the cameras to your iPhone is also seeing an update.
Camera+ has been updated to version 5, a major, free update that adds a host of new features, including a redesign for iOS 7, a new app icon, and The Lab. The Lab is the name for the Camera+ editing suite, which has been significantly upgraded with this release.
The iPhone 5 and its predecessors got left out when it comes to slow motion video. Unless you have an iPhone 5s, the native Camera app doesn't support it. Luckily, SlowCam lets iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, and even iPhone 4 owners get in on the slow motion fun too. SlowCam solves the Instagram slow motion problem for iPhone 5s owners too!
Camera+ for both iPhone and iPad have been updated, adding new, Hollywood-themed effects pack, as well as adding effects layering to the iPhone app. Effects layering lets you combine any of the effects of Camera+ to create something new. The Hollywood effects pack includes several new effects and borders. You can try the pack for free, and buy it for $0.99 if you like it.
Rock-star design team Pacific Helm has just launched their second app, the awesomely named Camera Noir. It does one thing, but in typical PH fashion, does it insanely well: Takes black and white photos in the style of the gone-but-not-forgotten Gotham filter from the early Instagram.
Analog Camera is a new iPhone photography app by Realmac Software, the makers of Clear, that makes it incredibly fast -- and fun -- to take, process, and share photos. It includes the ability to separate focus and exposure, 8 filters, and an incredible design.
The popular photography app Camera+ by tap tap tap has been updated with several new features, the most interesting one being the addition of a "flash" to the front-facing camera. Obviously, this flash isn't a real flash since that is a hardware piece, but Camera+ now flashes a bright white background onto the screen when taking a photo to simulate using a flash. This is similar to the approach that Apple takes with Photo Booth on the Mac.
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Camera+, the very popular photography app by tap tap tap, has been updated to support iOS 6 and the iPhone 5's larger display. You can now see more photos in your lightbox and have a larger editing preview area when working with your photos. In addition to the changes made to Camera+ for iPhone, tap tap tap has also released an iPad version of Camera+ into the App Store and with iCloud sync, you can keep your lightbox photos synced between all your devices - as you take photos with your iPhone, they will automatically pop up on your iPad.
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Kaleidoscope Camera is an iPhone app that will turn your iPhone's camera into a machine that transforms your environment into a geometric work of art. We usually only think of using the iPhone's camera for taking photos and recording video, so it's cool to find another fun use for it.