Android Toy Camera Apps
Cymera (v1.2.9 reviewed)
- Low resolution
- Take picture, then filter/edit/share/save image in preview step
- Original captured image is automatically stored (if active)
- Preview image is zoomable (pinch gesture) for easier editing
- Filtered/edited picture is not automatically stored
- Lots of capabilities
- Emphasis on portraits
- Requires you to have and use a Cyworld sharing account to share to other sites
- Multiple formats — 4:3, 16:9
- Faux fisheye square format
- Viewfinder is masked to match the selected format
- Anti-shake shutter option
- Multi-snap collages — 2 and 4 images — with optional 3-/5-/7-second interval timer
- Faux tilt-shift and center-focus both before shooting (with live preview) and after shooting
- Many filters, decorations, frames, etc., mainly oriented toward people portraits
- General adjustments: rotate, straighten/crop, auto-level, brightness/contrast, saturation, sharpening
- 3/4 megapixel resolution at best
- Original captured image is stored at low resolution
- Photo-booth strip collage is only 1/4 megapixel
- Can't upload to sharing sites without uploading to Cyworld, too
Despite what appears to be an unusually complete list of features, Cymera tends to be best-suited for portraits of people, especially selfies. The filter selection isn't as edgy as with many apps, though not as conservative as Pudding Camera's are. The requirement to have a Cyworld account and to upload your photos there in order to upload to sharing sites won't sit well with everyone.
Formats: 4:3 1024x768, 16:9 1024x576, Square (fisheye) 1024x1024
Viewfinder features: Masked to selected format. Live preview of faux tilt-shift and center-focus. Rule of Thirds lines
Zoom: Yes. Screen button and volume up/down
Front camera: Yes
Self-timer: 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 7 seconds, 10 seconds
Interval timer: 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 7 seconds
Disable shutter sound: Yes
Other: Antishake shutter. Faux fisheye. Multi-snap (2, 4) collages
Store geo-location: Yes
Save original: Yes, 1024x768
Rotation corrected: Yes
- Image is zoomable during editing: Yes
General-purpose adjustments: Yes
Filters: Faux tilt-shift or center-focus before shooting. 20 filter choices, plus faux tilt-shift and center-focus, after shooting. 30 lighting/texture overlays after shooting, including vignettes. Multiple filters and overlays can be applied
Filter adjustments: Reduce strength
- Auto-adjust modes: portraits, landscapes, food, and test, after shooting
Frames: 23 choices plus many decorative frames, after shooting
- Other: Beauty adjustments to modify faces, after shooting. Various decorations after shooting
Plays well with others?
Other apps can use as camera: Yes
Other apps can use as editor: Yes
Other apps can use for sharing: Yes
Load existing photos: Yes. Shrinks to 1024 on long side
Upload to: Facebook, Twitter, Mixi, Sina Weibo. All require Cyworld account
Transfer to other apps: No
Publisher: SK Communications, South Korea
Android versions: 2.2 (Froyo) and later
User ratings on Google Play: 4.4 (40K)
Rating on applause.com: 73
Size: 25.6MB, 23.4MB movable to internal SD card
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