It goes without saying that we all use the cameras on our smartphone a lot more than we used to, because mobile camera technology has got better, the ability to share on social networks has improved too.
However there occasions when even the best smartphone with the best camera can become useless, and that is often when you want to take images of fast moving items, such as sports. I can think of many occasions where I should have had an app like this on my phone but haven’t.
You could record video I hear you say. That you could. If you had the HTC One X, you could then capture an image from the video at a later date. That is fine. But, what if you don’t have a One X, or you just want to have the simple life of capturing sports there and then as photos.
This is where you need an app like Fast Burst Camera.
Now there are many similar apps, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages.
What I like about Fast Burst is that it just works and does what it says.
I tried it out on a number of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The software, which is free from Google Play, lets you take up to 30 photos per second. 30 per second (device dependant)!!!
This has to be one of, if not the fastest camera app available for Android or perhaps any other OS.
There are enough customisation options to keep you happy, but not so many that you get bogged down in all the options. You have the ability to change the settings you need. Be it the shot mode or the location of where images are stored.
You can share images as you would with many other programmes.
There are two versions, a FREE one and a paid for option. We reviewed the paid for option. The difference is that the paid for version, you get zoom, exposure and flash options. In all honesty for most occasions you do not need this and therefore the FREE app will be sufficient but, for what is a very reasonable price of around £3.50 the cost is outweighed by the long term benefits. Remember, once you have purchased it, you can use it on all of your Android devices.
Image quality can be set, but it is fair to say that the final result is not as good as if you took time to compose the photo or were using a dedicated camera in sports/burst mode. However you have to consider this is you smartphone doing this and the results are more than acceptable for the main occasions you would need to use this.
Here are a few sample shots (left small to save on loading time) taken with Fast Burst Camera:
From the above pictures you can see just how quickly you can capture the action, even some of the fastest moving objects. Picture quality is affected by light, camera stability etc. but overall not bad results.
There isn’t much more I can say about this app that it does just what you want it too. It is a no nonsense approach to fast image capture. Once you have the images you can do what you like, but I have to date used few other applications that come close to the speed at which this app takes photos.
Why not check out the developers promotional video below: