Lightning Camera - Fast Burst

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About this app

With "Lightning Camera" everyone can easily take photos of thunderbolts, lightnings and other unpredictable scenes. This lightweight camera (<2MB) is the ultimate tool for every hobby photographer or storm hunter.
"Lightning Camera" is absolutely free of ads and charge.

Ring-Buffer burst shots make it possible
+ the app stores up to 100 images of the last ~5 seconds continuously
+ Therefore you can hit the shutter after the strike and then choose which pictures you'd like to save permanently
+ the typical camera preview frame rate is 30 pictures per seconds, which is fast enough to get good and clear images of thunderbolts
+ also great to capture images of other unpredictable scenes, like smiling children or sports action scenes

Additional Camera Options
+ you can change the size of the image buffer -> especially useful for devices with low memory specs
+ disable the continuous camera focus if it results in blurry photos on your device
+ change the exposure compensation to make your shots brighter or darker

Share your catches as photo or GIF animation
+ next to the capture button you'll get a button to a gallery to view your saved lightning shots
+ there you can select several shots (long touch) and create a GIF animation out of them
+ share your best catches either as photos or as GIF animations with your friends via any messenger app

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Updated on
Aug 14, 2019

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2.71K reviews
Sonoran Gaming
July 8, 2021
Absolutely amazing app. Made capturing lightning a breeze. Works great for fireworks as well. The only other feature I would like to see is a set and forget mode. Basically, If I want to leave my phone out during a lightning storm, the app takes a quick burst everytime it sense lightning. Then say, an hour later, I can come back and check through my photos. I have missed a few strikes while looking through the previous burst to save pictures. Add that, and this app would be perfect.
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Molly Wakeling
June 19, 2021
The app works great, and I have captured some awesome pictures of lightning. Just discovered the ability to switch cameras, which now lets me use the wide-field camera on my Samsung Note 10. The one downside of this app is that it only does images in 1080p, and with very little bit depth - images are <100 KB in size, and have those color lines that low-res images have. My phone is capable of taking 60 fps in 4k and saving high-bit-depth HDR video; please let the app take advantage of that!
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A Google user
April 19, 2020
It's great but I'd like to suggest something. You guys can make the shutter button work like a video. After pressing the shutter button it will keep capturing videos and when lighting shows up it will automatically save the last few seconds from the video to get the perfect lighting effects. Then you can show us to choose which snap we would like to keep. It will be much easier I guess.
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What's new

uff, that was a bit more than planned :D
+ you can now switch between all available cameras
+ added setting to switch between the largest available 16:9 and 4:3 resolutions
+ all camera views react to device orientation changes
+ you can now click on the hardware volume buttons to trigger the capture button
+ a lot of crash and bug fixes