Hypocam – Android Camera App Review

Nowadays, we have a wide range of smartphones at our disposal for capturing beautiful and colorful pictures. The use of the smartphones has gone beyond imagination with manufacturers pushing the sales in an aggressive manner. Moreover, you can see plenty of companies releasing the phones on a weekly basis. You can capture color images by applying a wide range of filters with these smartphones. However, the Black & White photos including selfies are of great relevance today. You can capture black and white images by applying filters. The quality will not be on par with the actual image. Hence, you need to make use of an alternative method. We wanted to present you the best available solution. Let’s introduce Hypocam, which is an exclusive Android app for capturing Black & White images including selfies.

Features

Touted as an ultimate app for black and white photography, the Hypocam mobile app provides live-view controls, which enables you to experience the real quality of photography. You will be able to capture the actual essence of the object being captured.

The app includes unique editing tools developed exclusively for capturing real-world black and white images. You can work with a wide range of preset and tools.

The integrated news feeds help you to stay updated with the latest trends in the monochrome photography. The highlight of the Hypocam app is that you will be able to share the images via various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, email and much more. For example, after capturing a photo, you can share on Instagram with the hashtag #hypocam, which will be noticed by the company. The team will like the image and your image will get popularity.

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Working

To work with Hypocam, you need to download the app from the Google Play Store. Search using the keyword “Hypocam”, select the option and install the app.

Hypocam - Android Camera App Review

Since the size of the app is less than 10MB, you will be able to install the app quickly over either Broadband connectivity or high-speed 4G LTE.

Hypocam - Android Camera App Review

After the installation, you can either select Open button directly or tap on Hypocam icon from the phone.

Hypocam - Android Camera App Review

You will view a series of horizontal and vertical lines with options on the top. On the bottom side, you will view three icons as options.

Hypocam - Android Camera App Review

If you select the first option, you will be able to view few select images from the web. The circle located in the middle helps you to capture images. The grid type symbol located on the right side of the bottom help you to view the captured images.

If you select an image, you will be able to share any one or multiple images by selecting the share icon on the top middle. If you select Other, you will be able to share to other social media platforms such as Twitter, Telegram and much more.

Hypocam - Android Camera App Review

You can edit the image by selecting it and tapping the second icon located on the top. You can begin by selecting HC|01 and play around. You can adjust the contrast and brightness by selecting the first two options from the small icons placed on the top. You can also activate flash by selecting the next icon. It is possible to capture black and white selfies by tapping the fifth icon located on the top.

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Ability to share images

Cons

  • Inadequate explanation of the various options
  • Hard to learn initially

Verdict

Hypocam is a beautiful and tiny app using which you capture real black and white images. You can capture wonderful scenic pictures and travel back to 50 years to experience the true beauty of the black images. The app will not consume huge system resources. Hence, you should install it and use it when required to feel the real between color and black images.

Hypocam – Android Camera App Review
9 Overall
Features8.5
Usability9
User Interface9
Value For Money9.5

Anand Narayanaswamy is a freelance technology writer based in Trivandrum. He had contributed several articles and reviews for various software based portals. He was recognized by Microsoft as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 consecutive years. He is the author of Community Server Quickly (Packt) and also published stories in several print magazines. His work has been published inside Manorama Yearbook 2017. He runs his own tech blog - www(dot)netans(dot)com in his free time as part of his passion. He can be reached at [email protected](dot)com.

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