There are many jailbreak tweaks that allow you to map the iPhone’s volume buttons to the camera shutter. As far as I’m concerned, though, none of them have as much potential as CameraButtons.

CameraButtons takes the essential functionality of past tweaks, and ramps it up a few notches. Not only can you control your shutter with the iPhone’s physical buttons, but you can also map a plethora of other camera-based functions to them as well.

If you’re an avid user of the iPhone’s stock camera, then you’re going to want to check out this video of CameraButtons in action…

As you can see, not only can you map the simple shutter actions, but you can also switch between video and photo mode, toggle the flash, and toggle HDR mode, among other things.

CameraButtons claims to work with 3rd party camera apps as well, but I was only able to test that out with one app, to no avail.

As stated, if the iPhone’s camera is one of your primary ways of snapping photos, then give CameraButtons a try. At $0.99, it’s a pretty good deal on the Cydia store.

Do you think you think CameraButtons would be useful, or are you satisfied with what you have?

  • Burge

    I’ll stick with snaptap ….works just how I like it

  • Thomas

    I forget which volume button shutter tweak I use, but I downloaded a week or so ago and haven’t use it yet, so nope.

  • appletiser

    “toggle HDR” – is this for solely for iPh4 users? if so i guess yet another promising tweak which discriminates against ‘3’ owners 😐

  • It also discriminates against all of us using TRS80 and Amiga’s. Apple really screwed the pouch this time. I never buy another anything from them again.

  • It also discriminates against all of us using TRS80 and Amiga’s. Apple really screw ed the pouch this time. I never buy another anything from them again.

  • It also discriminates against all of us using TRS80 and Amiga’s. Apple really nailed the pouch this time. I never buy another anything from them again.

  • Austin

    We understand, you never buy another anything from them again.

    • BLiNK

      haha. i refuse to buy another blackberry.. well, i’m off to crackberry.com to let them know..

  • GorgonPhone

    fast snap is good enough

  • I had fast snap, but converted to snappy once it was os4 compatible. Its close to the stock app and you can set commands in activator to open to camera, or video camera. (I have “volume up, down” to open camera, and “down, up” to open video camera. Like the name implies, it opens up much quicker than the stock app.