Because Lumia Camera possibly is the best selfie camera app to take photos so far. But, camera 360 Sight also one of the best selfie apps after the Lumia Camera. Camera 360 Sight not only comes with fully manual settings but it has an intuitive user interface as well as cool features, such as 4K video recording for some high-end phones. While clicking on the ellipsis at the bottom and selecting ‘edit’ the photo editing options are accessible. You’ll get many third parties photo applications, such as photo taking and editing functionalities. But, in terms of quality and features, not many of these apps are able to compare with Lumia Camera & Creative Studio. We’re going to review here momentarily, discussing features and main advantages of Camera 360.
Features and Advantages of Camera 360 Sight
Camera 360 Sight offers various features, for example, clever interface, Historic photo effects, Double exposure. Moreover, its good one-shot HDR effect and it can apply filters to existing photos along with easy manual shooting controls. Also, it organizes photos by date. So, Camera360 Sight for Windows Phone belongs in any photo enthusiast’s app collection with cool with these cool features and some unique shooting capabilities. Okay, now, let’s discuss the features below:
Better Camera360 Pro Beta
Although Camera360 Sight is, in fact, the better Camera360 Pro Beta, it comes without the Beta tag. After launching the re-named app officially in December, a number of times the app has been updated with new features. The features include better picture quality, HDR, more filters, and more.
Camera360 Sight loads a bit faster
It’s great because Camera360 Sight loads a bit faster than Lumia Camera. It has the simple interface. So, you can set the shutter timer either to 3s or 5 seconds, or tap on the microphone icon to use voice. You will hear the familiar Cortana sound so you can make a group photo by saying “Cheese” after focusing and tapping on the main icon. The app snaps a photo automatically. You can also switch between front and rear camera, and user filters from the main window. Also, you can see in real time how the photo will look like because it includes nine Real-Time Filters.
Incredible Focus System
This is true as Camera360 Sight description says “Incredible Focus System”. So, its continuous Manual focus and Autofocus are both much faster and accurate as well. You can tweak the exposure (+/-) after tapping on the screen to focus. This is the only manual setting you will find in this camera. Besides, the photo taking and saving are fast as well, in-line as or even faster than the Camera Classic of the Lumia. Those coming from the Lumia Camera app in most lighting conditions, the photos of Camera 360 Sight are almost identical in quality. Lumia Camera outperforms Camera360 and the difference is even more noticeable in extreme low-light scenes when you set it manually.
Experience the Camera 360 Sight Setup
The Camera 360 Sight comes with a moderate 16MB download and available in the Windows Store. It executes on Smartphone running both Windows 8 and 8.1. When it tests it on the Lumia Icon Best Price at Amazon, it was sporting 20-megapixel f/2.4 camera and 6-element optics. Camera360 plays a slideshow on the first run, which is complete with emotional music. The photo-shooting interface appears with explanatory overlays showing the functions of interface elements after you tap Start. You’ll notice that it didn’t precede this with anything about signing up for or into an account. There is something that applauds and Camera360 Sight just starts working without all.
Shooting with Camera 360 Sight
Camera 360 Sight takes a clever and novel approach on a Smartphone to shooting photos. Yes, although many apps have filters that follow photography characteristics of past years, with its Time Camera wheel Camera360 Sight takes this a step further. Also, with several stops in between, you can rotate its setting from 1837 to 1980. At the bottom right there’s also a frame setting button. These options include Polaroid, 120 (square), and pinhole (heavy on vignette). It transforms into a line with options for Effects and Double Exposure when you slide the camera wheel up. With choices like HDR, Macro, Portrait, Night, Food, and Auto while choosing either of these presents another wheel control. Even have multiple effect choices within them the modes work well. Creating dramatic skies in a cityscape shots, HDR is a particular standout.
Besides, there is more fun in the Double Exposure mode perhaps it’s less practical. While you take the second shot, the first one remains burned onto your viewfinder. It’s for a superimposed, but the often surreal result. Moreover, as you may try already, the Manual shooting is made easier in Camera360 than in most apps. It changes into a slider line control letting you alternately adjust exposure and focus when you tap a circled M button.
Photo Edits and Effects with Camera 360 Sight
In the Camera 360 Sight to use its image effects, you don’t have to shoot inside. So, you can apply on your phone’s existing photo. While sliding a finger across the image, these effects are even adjustable from 0 to 100% strength. However, it would be nice, in addition to filter effects to have basic photo adjustments, including white balance and exposure. There is rotate and crop tool of the app or you can apply a frame as well.
Sharing with Camera 360 Sight
It saves to the own timeline organizer of the Camera 360 Sight whenever you snap a picture. By date that can be viewed by weekday tabs or a monthly grid of photos it also displays photos. Moreover, it not only photos shot in the app show up here but everything in the camera does as well. You can edit it, or share it while tapping on one photo thumbnail here lets you view it. In addition, you’ll find a social button that posts your photos to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr along with the topic hashtags, captions and locations can be added.
Photo Editing with Camera 360 Sight
You will be surprised how many options are available when you capture a photo and opened it for editing. There is a quick access to all photos and EXIF information. It lets you apply effects and filters, crop, adjust image settings and decorate your photos. Moreover, for cropping and rotating the photo, the first icon at the bottom opens a special window. Also, you’ll find the second menu reveals a variety of effects you can apply, which comes with over 60 original filters. They let you try to group into categories like Lomo, Film Flex, HDR, Selfie, B&W and more. And you can manually tweak the intensity with a slider after selecting a filter.
Besides, there is another menu that gives access to 12 adjustment tools. The tools include exposure, highlight, contrast, shadow, saturation, warmth, hue, vividness, blur, central, sharpness, and vignette. You can share it over social networks or upload it to the Cloud after you finish the editing.
It’s found that Camera 360 Sight to be an actually good app for taking and editing photos. It’s not only fast but has an accurate autofocus as well that comes with many filters. So you can enjoy great results of the photo settings. This app, of course, is far from perfect as it misses some important features, such as manual control and ability to edit in landscape mode. But, the start of Camera360 Sight is quite promising. As the company announces that the app will be further better. So, later this year a Windows 10 version will launch. In the interim, Camera 360 Sight is free that you can definitely try it on the Windows Phone.