Review High-Speed Camera (GIF,Burst)
A decent camera with burst and GIF features
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 16 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Features a 30 FPS burst mode, you can create gifs
Cluttered UI, ads interfere with the user experience
Camera phones aren’t great for taking pictures of moving objects. Trust me, I have twins that are two years old, I know. So, sometimes you need something a bit more powerful that what you might be sporting on your phone natively. High-Speed Camera for Android is a camera app that uses a series of burst shots to help you capture the right shot no matter what situation you’re in.
One of this camera’s key features is its ability to take up to 30 shots per second, which is crazy fast when you process just how fast that is. When you’re in the burst mode, you can select which picture or pictures you want to save from the bunch and totally discard the rest, which is good because you don’t want to have to go through and individually delete all of those pictures.
The camera’s image resolution shot in only 1080p, and it didn’t seem to have the same picture quality in the burst mode that it did in the normal photo mode. I’m not sure if they’re recording video for a second or what they’re doing to achieve that, but the quality does suffer a bit when you use the burst mode.
The UI is also kind of cluttered and the ads really just make the whole experience seem kind of cheap, which I’m definitely not a fan of. It could definitely use someone who understands design.
The camera has a few effects and gives you the ability to mess with things like manual focus, it has a slow mode, and a fast mode, and you can even create GIFs. All of these features are honestly pretty limited, though, and you’ll probably fare better doing something straight off your computer if you’re worried about quality.
High-Speed Camera is decent for what it does, but its whole selling point is based on a feature that now comes standard in most camera phones already.