Speaking of the iPhone 4 camera, as we have a bit lately, one of the things you don’t get as a feature is anti-shake. Developers have tried before, but a new app called gyroCam does the job and makes the iPhone 4 steadier.
There have been any number of attempts before to help iPhone users that happen to be a bit shaky when they are taking photographs, but none have been really successful. There is now an app available from the Apple App Store that does a bit better job, although still not quite as good as the anti-shake hardware and software on a good digital camera. The app is named gyroCam and it is available from the app store for 99 cents. It is better than the anti-shake apps that came before it because earlier apps had nothing to work with except an accelerometer, whereas the iPhone 4 added the gyroscope that shipped with the iPhone 4 (and iPod Touch 4) models.
The app is fairly complete, allowing you on-screen access to all of the important iPhone 4 camera controls. Arrayed across the bottom (in portrait mode) or the left side (in landscape mode) are controls for flash settings, front or rear camera selection, shot type, zoom level, portrait or landscape mode, and a button to turn the gyro feature on or off. It also has displays in the upper right, with red and green indicating whether or not the camera is focused and has exposure setting selected, using red or green indicators.
The app also has a very cool feature that will allow you to make sure that your shot is aligned and not crooked. Easy-to-use crosshairs are overlaid on the display, showing true vertical and horizontal alignment, making it easy to make sure you image will not come out crooked. The gyroCam app seems to do better job than the earlier apps, such as Camera Genius and ImageStableizer, because of the use of additional hardware in the camera. This app is definitely a best of breed and since it’s priced at only a buck, worth the time to take a look at and judge for yourself.