For the longest time now, all the different variants of iPhone have managed to keep up their reputation for having few of the finest cameras the world of mobile has ever seen. But, as they say, everything comes with a shortcoming; that shortcoming for iPhone is its lack of self-timer.
In simple words, self-timer is that mechanism in a camera that delays clicking of a picture by some time after the shutter has been pressed. This feature allows the photographer to get into the frame.
A bummer that iPhone doesn’t have it, no? Self-timer makes everything quite handy for the user. Set a countdown, press the shutter and make a pose. Once the countdown completes, your camera on its own will click a photo.
Don’t worry, don’t be all sad already! We’re here to help.
In this section, we share with you some of the best self-timer apps for iPhone’s. (paid, as well as free!)
Definitely a great app to start with. With time options varying between 3 sec, 5 sec, and 10 sec, this one gives you a lot of options to make your choices. Not only that, it also gives you plenty of high-quality filters to apply to your clicked images, almost instantly. Not bad, eh? Also, it’s not even hard on your pocket, with a cost price of mere $0.99. Just press anywhere, or shake your phone to take a selfie.
One of the finest apps as long as the features are concerned. If I said the previous one provides a lot of variation in time, this one takes it to a whole new level; you can vary the time between 1 to 60 seconds! Talk about customization. If all of that was not enough, you can take up to 20 photos at a glance; the phone beeps 5 seconds before the photo is captured to alert the user. Costing $0.99 as well, Self-timer is a fair deal for the people since unlike ‘Selfie camera pro’, this one allows you to take both rear and front pictures.
A lot more than just a self-timer app, iTimerCam creates a time-lapse video by taking at least 12 shots, on its own. Also, it is the king in taking multiple shots, for it can capture up-to 500 of your pictures in a single click. The only downside about this app is, that once you initialize the settings (for eg. the number of pictures, time etc.), you can’t change them until you decide to uninstall and then re-install it. Sadly, a huge bummer. Price: $0.99
Offering a lot of features like scene modes, lightbox, digital zoom, different shooting modes, caption addition and much more, Camera+ is the most expensive one of the lot. Also, the app on its own fixes the clarity of the image and enhances the beauty of your picture. This one is priced at $2.99.
A lot like ‘Self Timer’, Camera Timer! too provides the option to set the timer between 1 to 60 seconds. It is considered a decent application which lets the user take multiple shots and gives a beep warning. So what’s great about it? Well, you get everything that other apps give, but for free!
You can create everything, from slow motion videos, amazing time-lapses to fun self-timer shots using GorillaCam. It is said to have one of the finest interfaces a self-timer app has seen for iPhone. Including all this, you can also set the shutter speed between 1-120 seconds; the maximum variation we have seen till now. How amazing! It also has an anti-shake feature owing to which, the picture is clicked once the camera is steady.
As good in its interface as the GorillaCam, TimerCam could be your another day-to-day, easily accessible self-timer app. The delays in this one lie between 5 to 30 seconds, that is, 5-10-15-30. It can even be used with the front camera.
Self-timer Camera also provides a delay of 5, 10, 15 and 30 seconds as the TimerCam. It also produces a sound effect 3 seconds before the picture can be captured for the user to get ready. You can turn on/off the flash light as and when required.
Retro Selfie gives you a lot of filters like sepia, vignette, instant, chrome, noir, and mono to enhance the quality of your picture and to decorate it as per your whims. As the name suggests, you can only click selfies using it. You can directly share the picture to various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, from the app.
Ta-da! That’s the list of best camera self-timer apps we could come up with after a lot of research. There must be a lot of these in the market, but the above are the few we believe will cater to all your needs. If there’s any other app you think could make up to the list above, let us know in the comment section below. Ciao!