Turn your iPhone into a camera

While there are many perks to using your iPhone as a camera, there are also some noticeable downsides and restrictions. In terms of quality, there’s no disputing that iPhones have excellent cameras, however they can be more difficult to operate than a traditional camera.

Many cameras, while not as light or compact, allow for a steady grip and make it simple to snap away. Thankfully, there’s a way to combine the best of both worlds with Pictar, the revolutionary iPhone camera-grip by miggo. Designed to address the iPhone’s shortcomings, it gives users a more natural and comfortable experience, resulting in better quality images.

So, how does it work? Simply slide an iPhone into the Pictar body and you are immediately looking at a real camera. Not only is there now something easy for you to grab onto, there’s also a wrist strap allowing for one-handed shooting. With five external controls, including a multi-stare shutter button, zoom ring, selfie button, exposure compensation wheel and smart wheel, the user has all the functions you would expect from a DSLR.

There’s also a standard tripod mount on the bottom of the device and a cold-shoe on top for connecting LED lighting accessories or a microphone. The device communicates directly with your iPhone via a dedicated camera app, so if you are thinking about making the change, this is one gadget you won’t regret taking on your next trip!

diagram of pictar

RRP: approx. $120 plus shipping from Indiegogo

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SJ is a regular travel contributor to YourLifeChoices. Her travel low point was buying a Beijing guidebook for her visit to Thailand in 2007. Thankfully her geography has improved since then.

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YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.

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