Camera Awesome is a name we suspect some Android users may not be familiar with. But on the flip side, it has been one of the more highly rated iOS apps. Camera Awesome originally launched for the iPhone back in 2012 and has since come available for the iPad as well. And well, as of today the app has arrived for Android users. Or maybe more specifically, select Android users.
The app is available in the Play Store as of today and SmugMug has it priced at $2.99. The catch here, there is limited device support. Camera Awesome will work on the following devices;
- Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S III
- Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Moto X and Motorola DROID RAZR
Notably missing from that group of Nexus devices is the newest on the block, the Nexus 5. SmugMug has said that is "coming soon" but hasn't offered anything further. In addition, there was mention of the app arriving "soon" in the Amazon Appstore with support for the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and HDX 8.9. Device support and price out of the way, now we can shift over to the features, for those who didn't leave when they realize they couldn't actually use the app.
Camera Awesome has the features that should be expected, plus some extras that make it stand above some of the others. There are various shooting modes including high-speed burst, HDR and panorama and the app also has composition guides which help to line up with the "rule-of-thirds" and more. There is also face recognition and tracking as well as the ability to adjust the ISO settings, white balance and exposure.
The app also allows the user to adjust and shoot images and video in multiple resolutions. Camera Awesome also has an anti-shake mode for recording video. Otherwise, once the images have been captured, there is the editing and sharing. Users will be able to crop, rotate, apply effects and even use the "Awesomize" button.
All that having been said, having used Camera Awesome on an iOS device in the past, we are happy to see this arrive for Android users. Now, we can only hope Smug Mug makes good on the promise to bring support for additional devices. Or more to that point, to add additional device support quickly.