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10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

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Last week we compiled 10 iPhone and Android apps for taking the perfect self-portrait, and this week we shift to action. In a quest to help you capture the best action shot possible for this week's Giveaway Tuesday action shot challenge, we offer a slew of different apps for you to choose from—where you're an iPhone or Android user.

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1. Action Snap - (Android)

ActionSnap combines sets of 4 or 9 photos; choose a time interval of 0.1 to 5 seconds for your burst mode. The app also includes a selection of cool filters, and interestingly offers the ability to take a square photo (as well as the typical rectangular ratio).

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: Free

2. Frame Grabber - (Android)

Frame Grabber offers an easy way to shoot still photos of moving objects—take a video instead, and cut out your favorite still picture frames.

Cost: $2.97

3. Freeze Frame - (Android)

Freeze Frame works just like the above Frame Grabber—use video to capture actions shots that otherwise might not be possible (on the account of the camera being too slow). Unfortunately the free version has ads; splurge for the $1.58 version for none.

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: Free ("Xtra" version without ads is $1.58)

4. Fast Burst Camera - (Android)

Fast Burst Camera takes 5 to 10 photos per second. Users complain that the app needs autofocus, but overall, reviews are on the high end.

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: Free (Extended version for $3.76)

5. Ultra Burst Camera - (Android)

Created by the same company as the above Fast Burst Camera app, Ultra Burst Camera claims to be the fastest camera on the Android Market, offering 10 photos per second for a generic phone, and up to 30 photos per second for the high end phones. Limited to black and white only, the app also claims that it is "faster than most +$1000 DSLR cameras".

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: $5.64

6. Photoburst - (iPhone)

Photoburst does just as it sounds—take a "burst" of 10 pictures per second. Adjust the timing between shots to anywhere from 100 ms to 1 second. You can also set the amount of photos per session to anywhere from 2 to 16.

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: $0.99

7. QuadCamera - MultiShot - (iPhone)

A highly reviewed app by the creators of ToyCamera, QuadCamera offers continuous shooting in sets of 4 or 8 shots at a time, timed at 0.1 to 3 second intervals. Choose from action sequence themed layouts, along with a variety of filters.

Cost: $1.99

8. gyronLens - (iPhone)

gyroLens offers small, large, burst and timer shot modes. It offers a slew of other nice features (tap-to-focus, 4X zoom, etc.), but it's coolest feature is the ability to automatically level photos in real time, while shooting—a feature perfect for action shots.

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: $0.99

 9. Action-Camera - (iPhone)

A multi-shot camera app, Action-Camera offers countdown with sound while shooting, along with customizable interval times between multiple shots. Choose the number of shots per session.

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: $0.99

10. Actioncam - (iPhone)

Actioncam allows users to shoot anywhere from 3 to 9 frames within a second. Once you've got your shot(s), choose from a variety of effects or lay them out photo booth style.

10 iPhone and Android Apps for Capturing Action Shots

Cost: Free

6 Comments

All good apps, but the current FASTEST BURST CAMERA App for Smarthphones is 'Turbo Camera' for wp !!!
Available on Windows Phone Marketplace, with a Nokia Lumia 900 I can capture OVER 50 frames per second (all the apps reported here stops at only 20/30 fps, a lot slower ;)
With Turbo Camera you can also create an animated gif video with favorite frames and share it via email or SkyDrive.

Guys.. Try the app called "Movense"
Search the Android Play store or iOS app Store.
or visit www.movense.com

It is a Live photos capturing and motion photography based social network for users to express and share their life events (parties), surroundings (travel, animals, nature, food and fashion) and emotions (selfies) in 3D motion and then reverse playback on simple flip of your wrist.

http://m.wpcentral.com/turbo-camera-framing-bit-success-marketplace

Hi, We have just released a iPhone app Clipstro which is similar to Galaxy Drama Shot. The difference is that Clipstro creates a video not a picture. Clipstro is also able to detect a moving object, so you don't have to do anything but just taking a video.

Take a look at Clipstro promotion video.

App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id898788946

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