Superburst Camera is the fastest burst camera in the App Store

By , Feb 20, 2014

Superburst Camera 1Before the iPhone 5s came out, there weren’t many ways to take bursts of pictures. Third-party camera apps like SnappyCam began popping up so you could take up to 14 frames per second with 8MPs. Since Apple included a burst feature in its native Camera app, the bar has been raised and app makers have to work harder to impress.

Superburst Camera is being touted as the fastest burst camera in the App Store, with more than twice the speed of the iPhone 5s’ Camera app. Take an average of 25 shots per second at 8MP, or go even further with 120 photos per second in Slow-Mo Shutter mode…

The app lets users take as many as 30 shots per second on the iPhone 5s or 20 on the iPhone 5c and 5 right out of the gate. The app will shoot off 10 photos as soon as your finger touches the shutter button. Hold down the button for an extended capturing of images.

Superburst Camera 3You can adjust the app to take pictures using the fastest shutter speed possible for the most shots at one time. Or, reduce the speed to reduce image blur. You can also reduce the number of shots the app takes per second if you are trying to save storage space and don’t need 30 pictures in one second.

You can manually reduce the resolution of the pictures you take between 8 and 5 megapixels, or select 1080p for even faster shots with medium size files. Slo-Mo Shutter mode lets you take 120 photos per second on the iPhone 5s or 60 per second on the iPhone 5c and 5. These are the smallest size files with only 720p resolution.

When you are finished snapping photos, you can filter through the ones you want to keep and the ones that will be sent to the trash. Images are grouped by shutter button activity. So, a quick tap will generate at least 10 images in one group, while holding your finger down on the shutter button will generate more.

Superburst Camera 2

Select a group and scroll through the photos by dragging your finger across the screen. Throw away any shots you don’t like, and keep the ones you do. You can save photos to your camera roll, or share them with others through Facebook, Twitter, and more. Now, you can finally get a good picture of your cat playing with his toys before he gets bored and walks away.

Download Superbust Camera in the App Store for $0.99.

Do you take burst photos? What do you think of Superburst Camera?

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  • Adam Bowman

    Not bad. I grabbed it for free. The super slow mo is insane.

    Although, I do like how SnappyCam lets you make gifs.

    • Mescudi

      Really? Which one do you prefer?

      • Adam Bowman

        I’d still have to say SnappyCam because of its numerous features. Making gifs out of your photo bursts is a lot of fun, especially when you can loop them backwards and such.

      • Adam Bowman

        I’d still have to say SnappyCam because of its numerous features. Making gifs out of your photo bursts is a lot of fun, especially when you can loop them backwards and such.

      • DJ Focus

        I’d still have to say SnappyCam because of its numerous features. Making gifs out of your photo bursts is a lot of fun, especially when you can loop them backwards and such.

      • Kevin Osborne

        I’d still have to say SnappyCam because of its numerous features. Making gifs out of your photo bursts is a lot of fun, especially when you can loop them backwards and such.

    • diggitydang

      I don’t think SnappyCam is even available for download anymore. And even if it was, I believe it was $1.99, where this one is free (for now). I can do free… Hahahaa. Not to say that I don’t agree with you, but if I didn’t already have SnappyCam, this would be awesome for no money at all!

      • Adam Bowman

        I just checked the App Store, and you’re right. SnappyCam isn’t there. That’s so strange. I wonder why.

        And you’re also right that this makes for a pretty good replacement.

      • diggitydang

        I think I remember iDB doing an article about it actually – it was a solo developer that had it bought up by a bigger company.

      • Antonakis Kipouros Nikopolidis

        I think Apple bought it….

  • abdullah575

    cool and faster then iphone 5S !!! on my 4S (buying iphone 5S soon)!!

  • gittlopctbi

    Thanks for the tip, Lory!

  • Jhonny Lennon

    OFF TOPIC: iDB revamps its mobile site!

    • Jonathan

      For about a week now.

    • Adam Bowman

      Yeah… I kind of miss the “Skip to Comments” feature.

      And I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m encountering a whole mess of bugs trying to make Disqus posts.

    • Jerry

      I hate the new idb mobile site. Stop this shit! It looks horrible! I prefer the actual site.

  • Steve

    Cute icon

    • Jonathan

      THanks. Needed that for my theme. :P

  • firerock

    Wow nice

  • PiraCee

    Pretty impressive.

  • Jonathan

    There’s a tweak in Cydia that enables Slow Mode in the default camera app.

    Just search “Slo-mo” I believe, and it should come up. It also enables Burst Mode, but it doesn’t take it as fast as this app. Also, at least for me (iPod 5), 60 FPS is the highest it would go before the camera app crashed. Other devices may be able to go higher. Try it and see though. :)

    • Antonakis Kipouros Nikopolidis

      Burst mode for photos in the default camera app is enabled via a different tweak than slo-mo and it’s called……….(wait for it)………..(wait)………….”burst mode” ;)
      It’s awesome now i have photos of my wife with her eyes open!!!!!

      • Jonathan

        As far as I know, it’s auto installed when installing Slo-mo. :P

      • Antonakis Kipouros Nikopolidis

        You are probably right. I installed first the Burst then the Slo-mo so i didn’t know.
        After a week of use and lot’s of crashes even though i had the correct FPS for my device i kept only Burst mode.

      • Jonathan

        Really? I haven’t experienced any crashes. What device and what FPS for Slo-Mo did you use?

      • Antonakis Kipouros Nikopolidis

        I don’t remember how many FPS it was but i read the description and it was the recommended value for my i5. I had crashes and a couple of safe modes…

      • Jonathan

        hmm.. If you really want it, try again but don’t change any settings. Just enable it and have it set to 60 FPS. Burst Mode needs to be installed. I didn’t have it at first, and the name of Slo-Mo was like another language, in the wrong place and so forth.

  • Norbi Whitney

    With the 5mpx mode, shooting at 30fps, the iPhone can essentially shoot 2.5k cinema resolution.