Review Retro Camera
Turn your Android into an old fashioned cool 35mm camera!
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 15 Jul 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Lots of settings, stylish design
Terrible on a small screen, lags a bit, lags here and there
Retro Camera for Android turns your gizmo’s camera into an old school looking 35mm shooter. The presentation is unique and cool, but could use some refinement.
Retro Camera is pretty neat. I love that it has five different retro looking cameras to choose from, and each one has a little description touting its capabilities. This app is a little like one of those car racing games, where you visit the garage and pick the make and model you want to race with. Only in this app, you’re choosing which retro and cool looking camera you want to snap pics with.
I love how the galleries look like an old school darkroom, where you just hung your newly developed prints on a line to dry. That feature alone might make this app worthwhile. It certainly makes browsing through your photos more pleasurable, and it would be a fun way to share snapshots with huddled friends.
The biggest weaknesses of this app are the fonts and camera menus; they are very small and hard to read. I suspect this app has not yet been optimized for use on tablets. I think everything might look better on a phone, but most of the screen space goes to waste on a tablet, which is just downright unfortunate.
Retro Camera is an innovative camera app and I really do love it; however, it needs to be tweaked to display better on tablets and make use of all the available screen space. Still, this would be a fun one for any camera buff and makes taking pics on Android a whole lot more interesting.