IguanaLapse Review
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IguanaLapse Review

Our Review by Jennifer Allen on September 5th, 2013
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: VARIED BUT PRICEY
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IguanaLapse makes it simple to create high-quality time-lapse videos and photos, but it's quite expensive in comparison to others on the market.

Developer: Patryk Kizny
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Re-use Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Offering iOS photographers the ability to shoot high-quality time-lapse sequences, IguanaLapse is a handy solution but a little on the expensive side for those who won't use the app fully.

IguanaLapse offers two fundamental tools for the photography arsenal. It works as a separate app in which users can capture time-lapse images or videos, but it also works as a means in which to remotely control a DSLR camera. The remote capabilities require an IguanaMill Shutter Release Dongle, as well as a compatible DSLR camera, so don't expect it to be an inexpensive solution. It's the time-lapse capabilities that are more relevant for the majority of potential users.

In that case, IguanaLapse is quite useful. It's simple to set up the app with plenty of options to lock the focus, exposure, and white balance before snapping away. To use the app at its best, it's not really the right kind of tool for snapping away, but it is great for lining up a shot. Setting up the time-lapse opens up plenty of choices. The app can take anywhere from 25 shots to 2500 shots, with the amount of time it takes differing accordingly. The interval between shots can also be altered as well as how many stills are taken at a high resolution. IguanaLapse calculates all the sums, producing how long the segment will take as well as how much footage it will create upon finishing.

Once created, it's also possible to use such images as a video as well as individual images, with everything proving quite simple to do. Such attention to detail in terms of user friendliness continues with some sideline tools within the app. A time-lapse calculator is available separately as well as a storage calculator that lends itself well to those using the app alongside the remote Shutter Release Dongle.

The problem is that IguanaLapse is quite expensive for those solely using it as a time-lapse app. For those considering it as a great way of enhancing a DSLR camera, it'll be excellent value for money. However, it feels a trifle expensive for everyone else. Perhaps this is where an in-app purchase solely for Dongle users would have come in handy. As it stands, IguanaLapse is effective but a pricey solution for most users.

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