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Camera Mic uses iPhone mic as shutter-release button

Can't seem to get just the right angle when taking a picture with your iPhone? Then you may want to check out Camera Mic, which turns the microphone on your iPhone or on your headset cable into a shutter-release button. Brought to our attention by Lifehacker, Camera Mic snaps a picture any time you tap the microphone -- or possibly even when it hears a loud noise nearby, which of course could lead to a full library of forgettable photos to sort through.

But even with the potential to take pictures when you don't mean to, I could see this app coming in especially useful for those of us without forward-facing cameras. When we want to take a group shot that actually includes us, we have to turn the camera around and hope we can hit the shutter button. The ability to just tap the headset cable could make it much easier to take a photo worthwhile of being put somewhere other than in the trash.

Available on the App Store for just US$0.99, Camera Mic is compatible with iOS 3.1 and later on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. (Maybe they mean iPad 2? Thanks, @Victimsofgravity.) Between the professional photographers using iPhones and reporters at The New York Times recording the news with theirs, the iPhone is sure showing its versatility in the photography world -- and an app like Camera Mic has the possibility of making it even more popular.

[via Lifehacker]

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