Good at low light...
Nobody is saying it duplicates $4,000 night vision googles, but you can get photos in very low lighting conditions. The photo examples above are using the phone's flashlight. The lower the light, the grainier the picture. My Galaxy Note 2, has lines going across the photos, which others with newer models have noted. Useful though.
I'm absolutely amazed. I thought it would just be an app that turns your camera green but when I tried it in total darkness I can actually see a grainy outline of my face. My camera is only 2mp so that would explain the graininess but I have no complaints. It's an amazing app especially since its non profit
A Google User
A few facts about this app
Basically it drives the CCD sensor flat out. In this mode the immage will be black and white so the green just makes it more visible in the dark. On my GS3 this app out performs the night mode by a clear margin. Out in garden at night usefull pic till eyes acomodate. GEN3 comes in at $4200 on a $650 phone I dont think so. Usable app
Works as described
For those who are saying the app doesn't work, please Google night vision technology and start reading. There is no night vision that doesn't need a light source, for pure darkness night vision devices use infrared as it's light source. What all night vision devices do is enhance what little light there is, that's what this app does and it does it well. It also has zoom and sensitive settings which makes this app a cut above the rest.
It works but only so well.
It's a neat little low light app. I downloaded it with the intention of showing my kids that the little IR lamp at the end of the remote control works in a range of light that the human eye can't see. Worked like a charm. But it's not a $1000 night vision scope so it has its limitations. But it for sure sees light the eye can't see.
One of the few night vision apps that is actually night vision, not just negative pictures. Not to mention it's free, which is always good. This app is not coming off my phone! Works very good when you need to find something under your seat in a movie theatre.
A Google User
Works like it says
Many complain that they try to walk in pitch black. Read up on true night vision folks! You still need light to see. Do not expect to be able to walk thru the woods at night or anything. This is just a cool effects app. I am satisfied for what it does
Better than expectation
Ok it's better than my expectation... I don't have any infrared hardware, or any other stuffs in mobile.. still I could read the laters written on my antenna on terrace at night with a very dim light of moon.. it's not the actual night vision, but I hope newer mobile comes with those feature.. Yeah, 1 more thing, my default camera couldn't do it in same light.. Atleast with this app I could see the outline of the object n lot more.. Such apps should b rated more. 4 for now from me. :-)
Does what our says.
I'm amused by detractors who think they can use a phone to replace night vision goggles. Android cameras don't record infrared, so true might vision isn't possible. This app does great with low light situations. Only complaint is the green. Would love a mode that preserves color information better.
Works very well. Only app that works at all (for me) in total darkness... yes it's very grainy (if it's completely dark) but that's to be expected! At least it still works! Perfect for capturing wildlife at night, moon is more than enough lighting.
Works real well
Idk why other people been saying it needs more light, it really doesn't. Unless your out side. If you turn on the flashlight part on the lower left of the screen your fine. Really clear night vision! (In the house). It would be nice if it turned the flashlight part in your phone to a infrared light!
Does exactly what it claims! To those who say it doesn't work I suspect have not tried to set it up correctly. It works wonderfully and is easy to function. UPDATE 05/28/2015: Used this to shoot photos of solid red painted Stratocaster guitar and the wood grain below is clearly revealed! It appears as if there is no paint on the wood. It is an x ray camera in this use! Too cool!
I can't believe it, but this app actually works. In low light conditions, the standard camera was almost completely black.Another app showed some good detail, but this app showed the most. Correctly, increasing ambient light reduces noise. This app allows the most noise of any app, giving you the most low light detail of any app. Use another software to merge images together and get amazing low light photos!
There is NO app that a person can download to make their phone legitimate night vision. However, this app does work fairly well. I've tried the top 10-15 apps claiming to have night vision. This app is by far the closest to the real thing. I so know, due too military in the M.C.
You people are a little slow.
No, no app can work as real night vision, but this app takes better pictures in dark than the standard camera app. This app works great. I did a side by side comparison with and without this app, and without this app, my selfie was a black picture. With this app, you could clearly see my face. I'm on a galaxy s4. I can see better with my eyes in the dark, but this app does what it's supposed to. Let your phone see in the dark better. I had no flash on too.
I love this!
This app is great! I use it when it's too dark to take a normal picture w.o using a flash...like when I want to snap a pic of my kids sleeping but don't wanna wake em up. Yea! It works great! Best app I've seen yet. My only complaint tho, and it might just be my phone, but when I move the app or move my pictures from phone storage to storage card all the night vision pictures get erased. I hate when that happens. I've lost many pictures that way. I wish they could fix that. :(
Aqua the Batter
This really improves the phone's low-light camera viewing capability, and can be good for night vision when paired with a flashlight. Idiots need to read the disclaimer before giving low ratings when it doesn't work in pitch black darkness without a light to pick up.
Works well after 'calibration'
Turned it on and walked from lighted room to dark room. It was not working. It turned on flash LED and that looked good, but it was still no better than my own vision. When I turned the LED off though, the night vision starting working great. I could see details all over the room that it did not show before. I walked thru the house to another dark room and the same thing was true. LED on/off and it worked better than before.
Ok, a word of advice to everyone saying that this app doesn't work, it does. This is a low light imaging app. The way low light imaging works is the human eye can distinguish more shades of green than any other color, so it intensifies any light that you view. All a low light imaging device is is a green filter. What you're looking for to see in total darkness or near total darkness is an infrared imaging device or thermal imaging device. Great app, does exactly what it's supposed to.
Best on the market
Best night vision app on Google play store. Only complaint is the weird lines that show up on my HTC evo 4g lte. Will consider going pro if this is fixed. For Samsung, motarola, ando other users make sure that it works for you and then buy the full version!
I've got to say for being on a phone, this night vision is actually quite decent. It can't be pitch black (which is obvious because our phones aren't built for that), but it will pick up on some awesome detail when your regular camera can't and you don't want to use flash. I give you two thumbs up :)
Andy J Lovell
It will always come down to the camera on the phone and how good it is and what it is capable of, this app tweaks the camera to the max and gets the best it can out of it and I was very impressed. It really does work on my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. Maybe a bit grainy, but what do you want for free?.
Really not to bad
You do need there to be some light for this to work. I did anyway..But you really don't need much light at all. It did not work for me at all in pitch darkness. You would need a night vision light to see in pitch dark. I believe it's a infrared light that makes it where you can see in complete darkness. But overall it is not to bad for as well as it does. If anyone knows of a better downloadable one for free. Please share.
Elegantly simple and basic.
Maybe too simple. Could use a few options, such as resolution choices, etc. Lags a bit, but otherwise works well. Labeling for the menus, settings, and adjustment sliders are way too small to decipher. As of yet I haven't figured out if label size is changeable not.
This is the first digitally clean night vision camera that I have ever seen. And its ad free. Note that when you first open it, if it looks all grainy or snowy, turn on your flash. Great job developers. 5 stars! Let me know if you ever create a good FLIR.
Been using it almost a year now on 2 devices, currently on the HTC One, works perfect no flaws, very useful when their is no room for error and the mission must be completed. Many lives have been saved thanks to this and you have no idea and probably never will, but nevertheless my team and I thank you