If there is one thing that the iPhone’s camera lacks it would be optical image stabilization. This is extremely important in photography, especially handheld photography, as it helps to compensate for shaky hands. It is also important when it comes to videos as it allows for a more smooth and cinematic-like experience, versus the jerkiness of an amateur recording.
Well the good news is that if you wanted your iPhone to have OIS (without waiting for the iPhone 6), you will be able to get it via the Steady camera app. The app has been designed for the iPhone 5 and beyond and basically what it does is that it provides users with OIS for their iPhones. So how does it work? Well it basically relies on the iPhone’s gyroscope to know where the camera is pointing at.
From there, the app will compensate for the shakiness while you are holding the camera, thus resulting in a much smoother experience. If you’d like to check out the demo, you can do so in the video above and we have to admit that so far it looks pretty promising. The app will also allow users to edit views and create slow-mo effects.
Users will also be able to choose from square or 16:9 formats, with the former presumably for uploading onto Instagram. The app will be priced at $1.99 and if you’d like to take it for a spin, you can do so by heading on over to the iTunes App Store for the download.