What’s the difference?

Camo vs Continuity Camera

What is Continuity Camera?

Apple’s Continuity Camera is a feature in the upcoming version of macOS. When it’s released, Mac users will be able to use the cameras on their iPhone as a native webcam on their computer – just like with Camo!

It’s an extension of existing functionality which enables iPhone users to select pictures and take photos for immediate use on their Mac. This will change to allow real-time use of video from the device by apps running in macOS.

The new operating system, macOS Ventura, will be released later this year.

How is Camo different from Continuity Camera?

A foundational idea behind Camo is to leverage the best cameras people already own: those made with the incredible lenses and technology crammed into their phones. This is the main concept for Continuity Camera, but since its release in 2020, Camo has gone far beyond this initial thought.

Camo’s purpose is to enable everyone to create great video experiences with ease, and without expensive equipment. This means supporting a broad range of devices, including phones as old as the iPhone 5s, Android devices of all shapes and sizes, and even iPads. It also means running on both macOS and Windows, letting the user decide what setup is best for them.

A key component of a Camo setup is Camo Studio. From here, you can adjust, control, and compose your image to be exactly how you want it. Share information about yourself or your brand using overlays. Swap between different devices, lenses, resolutions, and frame rates. Crop, pan, and rotate for the sharpest shot. Preview your video, and start recording in one click. And it keeps getting better.

Here’s how we think Camo and macOS’s Continuity Camera compare.

What can Camo do?

  • Works with iPhone 5s and newer
  • Runs on macOS High Sierra and later (Macs from 2010 and later)
  • Compatible with any iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 12 or later
  • Runs on Windows
  • Works with Android devices
  • Use any camera on your device
  • Variable frame rates, up to 60 fps
  • Broad range of image adjustments
  • Live preview and local recording
  • Overlay gallery and built-in editor
  • Smart Zoom, video stabilisation, and virtual rotation
  • Global pause, device audio, zoom, rotation, mirroring, and presets
  • Offloads processing burden from your computer to your phone
  • Doesn’t require matching iCloud accounts on your devices
  • Great for enterprise use-cases
  • Expert, fanatical support

How are they the same?

  • Enable amazing video using your phone as a webcam
  • Run on macOS Ventura
  • Native compatibility with all apps running on macOS
  • Bokeh “Portrait mode”
  • Respect your privacy, no tracking and no ads

What can Continuity Camera do?

  • Works with iPhone XR and newer (requires iOS 16)
  • Runs on macOS Ventura
    (Macs from 2017 and later)
  • Wireless video from iPhone to Mac
  • Launches automatically on iPhone when in use on a nearby Mac
  • Desk View, Studio Light, and Centre Stage modes

Why would I use Continuity Camera over Camo?

You can think of Continuity Camera as a pared-down version of Camo, limited to modern Mac and iOS platforms. It sports a handful of useful modes, such as Studio Light and Centre Stage, which can simplify day-to-day calls.

Continuity Camera may become a useful way for users to explore whether using their iPhone as a webcam is a good fit for them.

Why would I use Camo over Continuity Camera?

For starters, Continuity Camera hasn’t been released yet! Camo is still the simplest way to realise the incredible potential of your phone as a webcam on your computer, and it’s free to try.

Camo has been in the business of enabling stand-out video for years – now supporting every major platform and app. In that time, we’ve gained tons of experience with the challenges facing our users, from mounting a device, looking your best on calls, to tips on lighting. And we learn more every day.

Beyond our focus on the app, what we do is underpinned by our values. We hope that shows in the quality of our work, the help and support we offer our users, and the way we communicate and participate in our field of expertise.

Using your phone as a webcam is an effective first step to incredible video, Camo will help you take the next ten.

How to get Continuity Camera for Windows?

Only iOS and macOS users will be able to use Continuity Camera when it is released later this year.

However, Camo has full support for Windows already and lets you connect both iPhones and Android devices to your computer. Plus, this functionality is available today – give it a try for free.

How to get Continuity Camera for Android?

Continuity Camera is limited to Mac and iOS users. Camo, on the other hand, works for Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android; in any combination you like.

Discover how to use the amazing cameras on your Android device with Camo. Try the free edition today.

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