Developer: Midnox
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.6.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

A free video recording app that promises to stabilize videos? It’s almost worth going straight to that download button without bothering to read this. After all, there’s nothing to lose. Luma Video Camera does mostly what it promises, too. Although it lacks a few finer details, what is there makes it an ideal app to have on standby while out and about.

The key selling point for Luma Video Camera is the stabilization functionality. It works quite well, too. While shaking the device at any speed, predictably, still causes blurring, it acclimatizes well to subtle shakes. Walking around, it keeps up quite nicely making it ideal for using while out and about. It also lends itself well to those with mobility problems that cause their hands and arms to shake slightly.

This stabilizing feature does hold one restriction. It zooms the picture in slightly but it’s quite easy for the user to adapt accordingly and back off from their target.

Other features are of the kind we’ve come to expect from video production tools. It’s possible to set the focus and exposure manually, as well as zoom further into the image. Some simple filters can also be added quickly with a swipe of the screen. They’re not exceptional but they are functional and useful in conjunction with the rest of the app.

That pretty much sums up Luma Video Camera nicely. It’s simple to use with nothing that’s awe-inspiringly different but it all works smoothly and effectively. As a replacement to the stock video recording app, Luma Video Camera fills the gap perfectly, even despite its ability to share directly to Facebook or Twitter. At the grand price of nothing, it’s not a hard decision to make when it comes to whether to ‘buy’ it.

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