Camera360 is an essential app for Windows Phone 8. It adds a new dimension to the already fantastic camera that Windows Phone 8 devices already have. Camera360 allows you to add real-time effects, edit images and organize your photos in an attractive and, more importantly, functional way.
Effects, frames and shot configurations
Camera360 substitutes the default camera function on Windows Phone 8 and adds lots of new features.
From Camera360's wheel-like menu, you've got access to 6 predefined image modes: Auto, Portrait, Scenery, Food, Night and Microspur. You also have access to flash controls (front and back) and white balance.
That's not all. From the main menu, you can apply up to 6 frames and a total of 23 effects. These effects and frames are applied in real time, so you can see how the final article will look before you've even taken the photo.
Camera360 also organizes the photos you have stored on your phone in a very original way - like a calendar. From that menu you can then access any photo you want and edit it to your taste.
Lastly, Camera360 lets you share your photos on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, etc...) and personalize the message.
Digital camera-like menus
Camera360's wheel-like menus made us think of the menus you find on digital cameras - the ones that let you pick the shooting mode. It's very practical, although sometimes it's a little difficult to maneuver with your finger.
In all other aspects, Camera360 is a great example of usability. All the menus are accessible from the main menu and shouldn't cause you any problems at all.
Camera360 works well and gives some really great results. The fact that you can see how the photo will turn out before you take it is really fantastic.
The only thing we missed was that the app doesn't support video.
An unmissable app
We think Camera360 is absolutely essential on any Windows Phone 8. It's good to look at, works well and really multiplies your options when you're taking and editing photos. The only reason not to install it and do away with the native camera app is that it still doesn't support video. Other than that, it's a solid 10.