ProShot is a feature rich camera app for your Windows Phone 8 device for those wanting a little more control over their camera. The app was recently updated to version 2.3 that tweaks the app's overall performance and adds a self timer and intervalometer feature.
What's a intervalometer you ask? Simply put, a time lapse setting. ProShot now can capture time lapse images using delays that range from 3 seconds to 5 minutes. The self-timer feature has options for delays ranging from 1 second to 10 seconds and an option to capture a three shot burst.
The time lapse can be a little tricky to initiate. You choose the time lapse setting under you camera mode (the button at the center top of the screen) and set your interval. From there you tap and hold the screen to pull up the action button. You will see confirmation of the time lapse setting pop up on the screen and then you press the shutter button to initiate the time lapse. A countdown timer and shutter count graphic will appear and when you're done, just hit the back button to end the time lapse.
The developer does note that a bug was discovered with the time lapse feature where the timer crashes after fifty frames. An update to fix this bug is in the pipeline so it shouldn't be an issue for long.
Other aspects of the version 2.3 update include:
- Tripled image save speed
- Added option to choose language
- EXIF now has proper geotag
- Added MF assist zoom
- Added tutorial
- AF Assist now has 1 setting for all modes
- UI tweaks and bug fixes
All in all, the update adds to an already fantastic alternative to our native Windows Phone 8 camera app. There is a free trial for ProShot and the full version is currently running $1.99. You can find it all here in the Windows Phone Store.
Thanks, DigitalDK, for the tip!