PowerCam The Must Have Photo/Video App – Review

For a limited time PowerCam is going for 99c (69p) and is touted as a must have app for photo and video enthusiasts. It certainly has many features including its eight separate camera modes including Smile Shot, Magic Shot, Panorama, Tilt and Shift, Colour Splash, Touch Shot, an anti-shaking shot mode and a Time Lapse mode.

The Panorama mode allows the camera user to take wide shots spanning a complete 360-degree view and the Time Lapse mode is ideal for those self-portrait snaps where you can set the timer for a period of time and prepare for your picture to be taken. No more taking pictures of yourself with camera in hand and standing in front of a mirror or asking a complete stranger if they can take that personal photo of you standing outside some tourist attraction.


PowerCam has several great effects that allow you to preview your picture before you accept it and save it onto your device. PowerCam also has a very fast shooting effect where you can take a picture in just one second while still applying all those special effects. It will also feature the ability to shoot video with live effects running.

Power Cam has a great editing facility too where you can easily use the very basic adjustments like rotating, flipping, cropping, adjusting brightness, changing the saturation and contrast on your photo. Moreover, you can also use a small number of advanced features in its editing mode like FX applications, enhancing your image or applying beauty.

Collage effects can also make your photo album come to life by using the free, stitch or frame collage modes. You can even adjust the aspect ratio and borders using width adjustments, just like you can with a Word document, only this time with your picture. You can simply shake your device in Power Cam to change to new backgrounds, different templates, new zany frames and back drop textures.


Sharing through all the popular social media sites is very easy with PowerCam as it directly allows you to send your completed and edited image onto Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. In most cases it will take just one touch to transfer your work over to the social media site of your choice. It’s an app that has received many accolades including the Best of 2012 app in the iTunes store in China.

iPhoneGlance Rating of PowerCam is [rating=4]