Take Full Resolution 8MP iPhone Photos at 20 Pictures/Sec Using SnappyCam Pro

Take Full Resolution 8MP iPhone Photos at 20 Pictures/Sec Using SnappyCam Pro

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SnappyCam Pro 3.0 has been released and it brings some major improvements to continuous photo shooting on the iPhone.

With SnappyCam, you hold the shutter button to take a burst of photos, so you'll never miss the perfect shot. Imagine a living, breathing photo, like a flip-book. Pick the best and toss the rest, or capture every detail, every gesture. It's fast: up to an incredible 3,600 photos/minute!

The app can full-sensor capture up to 8 MP at an incredible 20 pictures/sec. According to the developer, that’s faster than any other mobile platform, including Android, and 4x faster than any other camera app on iOS.

To accomplish this, SnappyCam had to 'reinvent JPEG'.

"First we studied the fast discrete cosine transform (DCT) algorithms of the early 1990s, when JPEG was first introduced. We then extended some of that research to create a new algorithm that’s a good fit for the ARM NEON SIMD co-processor instruction set architecture. The final implementation comprises nearly 10,000 lines of hand-tuned assembly code, and over 20,000 lines of low-level C code. (In comparison, the SnappyCam app comprises almost 50,000 lines of Objective C code.)"

More details about how they were able to accomplish this feat can be found here.

You can purchase SnappyCam Pro from the App Store for a limited time price of $0.99.

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Take Full Resolution 8MP iPhone Photos at 20 Pictures/Sec Using SnappyCam ProTake Full Resolution 8MP iPhone Photos at 20 Pictures/Sec Using SnappyCam Pro
KC - August 1, 2013 at 5:46pm
Correct... If developers can confirm and explain how the blurry background effect is achievable then this app is worth buying...
Pontinha - August 1, 2013 at 12:39pm
If only that dog pic had been taken with an iPhone (and had that blurry background), I'd never need my DSLR again...
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