Blackberry 10 camera app allows you to 'rewind' photos

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Blackberry 10's new camera app allows for bad photos to be "rewound"

One of the most exciting things to be announced as part of the new Blackberry 10 operating system was its new camera app, which allows for photographs to be "rewound" in case you've mucked up the image.

Say for instance your friend is blinking in a shot, with the new app you would be able to "rewind" the image to the point where they weren't and save it.

Similar in essence to one of the key features of the Nikon 1 V1 and J1 compact system cameras, basically the app is taking pictures from the moment it is loaded - not just when you choose to hit the shutter release.

This means that there is always a buffer of previously captured frames ready for you to use if something should go wrong.


RIM is not generally known for the quality of its on-board cameras, but perhaps this new app is a sign that the company is starting to take image quality more seriously, and is looking to head in a slightly different direction from the rest of the smartphone pack which is dominated by the likes of Apple and Samsung.

With the launch of Blackberry 10, RIM has also revealed a developer toolkit for the platform, which could mean that more photography and image-editing apps are in the pipeline.

Blackberry 10 will power a new breed of smartphones from the company, which perhaps will also be equipped with better optics than is currently available.

via engadget

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.