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Retro Camera Plus

by Urbian, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.82
  • Bug fix for devices < 2.2
  • Menu button for ICS devices

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004R6VEG2
  • Release Date: March 15, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,848 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Use 6 different vintage camera styles
  • Play with light leaks and vignetting
  • Customize settings for taking pictures
  • Take pictures in color or black and white with some cameras
  • Share images through the user interface

Product Description

Retro Camera Plus includes five cameras, five sets of vintage vignetting, and film scratch and cross processing effects for that off-the-hip analog look. Inspired by the old Lomo, Holga, Polaroid, Diana and toy cameras whose iconic styles became history, these cameras are included:

Easy sharing options
Easy sharing options
The Bärbel

An East German classic, naturally faded with a scratched film and medium vignetting, the perfect all-round choice.

The Little Orange Box

The Soviet Staple with aggressive cross processing and scratched square film. Its crummy plastic lens leaks in light, exhibiting strong vignetting. The black and white option makes this camera prime for more versatile expression.

Xolaroid 2000

This camera inspires candid snapshots. Blue-green cross processing effects, timeless contrast, and a black and white option come standard with this classic.

Customizable settings
Customizable settings
The Pinhole Camera

A do-it-yourself gem and more unpredictable than Schrödinger's cat. This camera exhibits full bleed developing and vignetting through the roof, so be sure to give this cardboard chimera a try.

The FudgeCan

The perfect rig for outdoors; developed on square film that wasn't quite stored... or developed right. But therein lies the charm that'll make your pictures with this beauty memorable and instantly nostalgic.

The Hipsteroku

Use this camera to capture your memories with intense color and a clean image. Images finish with an classic, old style white stock frame.

Customizable settings and easy sharing finish up this user-friendly application for vintage camera lovers.


Technical Details

  • Size: 6.6MB
  • Version: 3.82
  • Developed By: Urbian, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Set the wallpaper
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
    • Access the flashlight
    • Modify global audio settings
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not spyware! great camera app May 22, 2011
this is a fun camera app if you are looking for old camera effects.

for those giving low ratings because of contact and data permissions, do some research. the app needs those permissions so you can use the app to post pics to your social networks and send pictures to friends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't work December 12, 2012
By BetaDnB
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Samsung Galaxy S3. Every camera fails to set up. For $3 on such a high tech gadget, that's not very fair at all.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect camera app March 23, 2011
By Anodyne
worth the upgrade; ads are removed, photo counter and bubble level are added. all photos are square format. easy to upload to email or facebook. superior to camera app provided with htc evo.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST have for pic lovers May 22, 2011
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I love this app. have had the free version for ever now, so happy this is free today. the pictures come out so nice, its a fun little app. pictures are small but still very nice! definitely snag this app today especially if its free :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love it!!! but.... December 27, 2012
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I love this filter app. The best I have used. BUT.. switching to a samsung gal s3, it no longer connects to my phone camera and force closes. If and when that is fixed I will gladly do 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doors not work in jelly bean August 2, 2012
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This app worked fine in ice cream sandwich, but I upgraded to jelly bean and now I can not even install it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Facebook error May 22, 2011
Verified Purchase
Fix this error or remove sharing. Why offer if it won't work? So many permissions are silly, too. Useless if you can not share from phone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have had the free version for about a year before I upgraded to the paid version. This app takes GORGEOUS pictures. It truly does. They look professional quality on my Droid 2 Global and also on my Droid 2. Keep in mind that both phones only have 5 mp cameras yet the photos look professional.

You can upload photos to many social networking sites from the app itself or you can upload them from your Files folder on your phone. I prefer to upload directly from my files folder because I don't like to leave my sign in info on various apps besides Facebook.

There are several cams to choose from but I almost always use the default camera which is the Barbesol. It's fun to take pics on all the different cams. There is one that looks like a Poloroid and another that looks like a film negatives amongst many other choices.

Another thing is that you can set the camera timing to 5, 10 or 30 seconds so that you can take pics of yourself that looks like someone else took the pic.

All of my best pics and most popular pics are taken on this app. I love the vintage look.

I HIGHLY recommend this camera. Another thing is that I haven't noticed much difference the free and paid app unless I'm missing something. I would say to just get the free app because it works just as well, in my opinion. It takes amazing pics.

I have tried other apps and none come close to comparing to this one. It's awesome. It takes more artsy pictures. For everyday pics, I just the Droid cam my phone came with but for more artsy profiles pics or pics of my girlfriend, I use Retro cam.

A+ from me, easily.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this app (or apps)
I love this app (or apps).
It's a cheaper (but slightly limited by not being able to swap lenses & film) than the same I had on my iPlayer.
Published 6 days ago by Dr Torchwood
2.0 out of 5 stars worked for a moment
Not working on galaxy S3. It worked for about 5mins then stopped. Also has strange permissions for a camera app.
Published 6 months ago by A. F. schiller
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Little Toy
Lots of fun, just nice to play with and inexpensive. Some satisfying results if you are looking for something simple
Published 8 months ago by Aristidis-Alexis
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
I love camera apps, and this one is pretty fun! Different old camera types to choose from for a realistic retro look.
Published 9 months ago by Linda M. Pilcher
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this camera!
I find myself using this camera much more often than Instagram. Pick a camera style, and start shooting! You don't have to apply filters after the fact.
Published 22 months ago by Andrea Gatley
5.0 out of 5 stars Needs Galaxy Nexus Support
I love RetroCamera, but the focus settings do not work properly on the Galaxy Nexus. Out of the all of the focus options only the two "Continuous Focus" settings work (continuous... Read more
Published on May 12, 2012 by OMG SQUIRREL!
4.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent app!
This is an excellent app. But, the last update is causing fc for every photo. Please fix soon. Much better than instagram.
Published on May 2, 2012 by Chuck Litchfield
4.0 out of 5 stars needs a menu button
loved the app before when I was using it on my LG optimus one but when I upgraded to an HTC one s and lost that dedicated menu button, I also lost the ability to take high... Read more
Published on May 1, 2012 by Shadowxof
5.0 out of 5 stars better than instagram
best app for great pictures. instagram can go back to sleep, retro cam creates wonderfull images, 5 very dufferent styles. hoping to have cameras soon!
Published on May 1, 2012 by Kraken Yarrrr
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