Yesterday evening found me down at the beach with some time to kill, so I decided to compare the Polaroid-effect cameras that I have on my HTC Desire (running Android 2.1). I left the settings at Automatic White Balance, and clicked away.
RetroCamera: I like the interface, but there’s too much vignetting, and the AWB gave a blue tint in the evening’s light.
CameraZoom: takes a while to get to the ‘frameFX: (dated) Polaroid”, but there are good options there. Again, the AWB gave a blue tint in the evening’s light.
FxCamera: one click and the camera is ready to take pictures. I preferred the “aged” setting, and the frame set for “square”. The AWB setting gave a true interpretation of the colours that my eye saw.
I used the FxCamera (link) for a couple of snaps the next day. Here is one. I had to wait for the empty shot, as I really can’t be bothered with arguments over snapping the public. I wish that the resolution was higher as this is 480 x 566 pixels.