There are already a hell lot of Camera apps for Windows Phone, which is for us, a good thing! So, what makes 1Shot a worthy contender in the crowded place? Lets see..
- Simplicity combined with Usability:
The inbuilt camera app of Windows Phone is quite minimal but it gets the work done like a champ for many. But hey, Nokia is reowned for its camera powress and we need to make the most of its hardware power. This is where 1Shot Excels its hyper simple, yet has some pro level features not found in the default camera app which you can find in the Nokia Pro cam. Remember Pro cam is not for all Lumia devices! While 1Shot is mainly aimed at providing something which i’ll talk about soon, it can be used any Lumia’s or Windows Phone for that matter, even on 512MB RAM devices. It so lite on resources, with easy tap to shoot like the default app and also at the same time packed with way more features, its a win-win for all.
- Flash – Auto, On, Off.
- Timer – Off, 2 seconds, 10 seconds.
- Shooting Modes – Single shot, multiple, bracketing.
- Scenes – Auto, Macro, Sport, Night, landscape, Night Portrait, Backlit.
- Zoom – Slide to zoom.
- Focus – Auto, Manual with focus assist light.
- Nokia Imaging SDK filters
We had the privilege to use the app the very first, and since then to the latest version 0.0.0.10, the app has evolved a lot. It was first named as EasyShot, but its now 1Shot. Not sure why the developer changed it, guess that will make his app to appear on top of the app list in your phones. And another fact is that it had an option to change from pinch to zoom or swipe to zoom under the settings earlier. Which is now just swipe to zoom, given that even Nokia Pro Cam is a swipe to zoom, swiping seems more natural to a Lumia user.
- Full Resolution capture & syncing to SkyDrive
Yup, full resolution capture and syncing it back to SkyDrive onto your PC or whatever large screen device of your’s running Windows. Till now you have to physically connect the 1020 to the PC to make use the full resolution shot. That scenario is no more, this app allows you to get rid of that problem all together. It syncs the full resolution images to the SkyDrive which allows you to directly share or use the high quality awesomeness from 1020’s camera to the world. With this unique feature which no other app offers right now, along with feature packed offering in a lite package makes 1Shot a no brainer. Lumia owners other than 1020 give this a shot and the lucky ones sporting a 1020, what the hell are you doing still? Go grab it now! And given that its still in beta, spare some time to report your feedback to the developer via the options within the app.