Camo is an app for using your phone or tablet as a pro-quality webcam. It allows you to use the high-quality video directly from your Android, iPhone or iPad's amazing camera on your Mac or PC.
To learn more about Camo and its features, check out Camo's product page.
Camo has two components: an app that runs on your mobile device, and an app that runs on your computer. For the sake of clarity, we refer to the mobile app as "Camo", and the desktop app as "Camo Studio", as this is where you will control the image sent from the mobile device.
Camo is available on iOS in free and paid editions. (Our Android app currently offers all available features for free.) We hope users love both versions, for different reasons. Here's how we think of them.
Camo's free edition is great for straightforward, high-quality calls, but lacks adjustments. It gives you resolutions up to and including 720p video, along with a choice of the device's selfie lens, or it's main back lens (the wide one). The free version of Camo also lets you access your device's audio, and keep the screen of your device dimmed while using Camo. With the free version, you can also connect multiple iOS devices and switch between them.
If you upgrade to Camo Pro, you get the following:
- Access to every lens on your phone (such as selfie, telephoto, ultra-wide & wide)
- "Portrait mode" on iPhones that support it, with bokeh effect and shallow depth-of-field
- Control of the device's flash for use as a light ( turn it on and off, control the brightness)
- Access to any resolution the device provides (opening up 1080p and 1440 x 1080)
- Video mirroring
- Rotation of the feed in 90° increments (in case your phone is orientation locked)
- Zoom controls, with pan and tilt to keep you front and centre
- Focus adjustments (autofocus, focus on a particular area, manual focus control)
- Shutter speed and ISO adjustments
- Image adjustments including brightness, temperature, tint, hue, saturation, contrast, gamma, sharpness
You can see some of these controls in action in adjusting your video.
Camo for iOS is compatible with any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 12 or newer. Camo for Android is currently in public beta and compatible with any phone running Android 7 or newer.
Camo Studio is compatible with any macOS computer running macOS 10.13 or newer, or any Windows computer running Windows 7 64-bit or newer. It is compatible with M1 Macs.
Many popular video calling and streaming apps such as Zoom, Google Meet and Twitch are compatible with Camo. If you’re using Zoom, Camo requires Zoom 5.0.5 or above. You can see the full compatibility list here.
Camo Studio should stream 1080p fine on a low-power 12” 2015 MacBook. Similarly, it performs well on 2012 iMacs. If you encounter slowdown on older or slower machines, try decreasing the video resolution in Camo Studio to 720p.
Camo supports Portrait Mode on any iPhone or iPad with an A12 processor or higher. Note that this is different from Apple's Portrait Mode within the Camera app, which works on some slightly older devices. You can use the table below to find your device and check compatibility.
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||A14||✅|
|iPhone 12 Pro||A14||✅|
|iPhone 12 mini||A14||✅|
|iPhone SE (2nd gen)||A13||✅|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||A13||✅|
|iPhone 11 Pro||A13||✅|
|iPhone XS Max||A12||✅|
|iPhone 8 Plus||A11||❌|
|iPhone 7 Plus||A10||❌|
|iPhone SE (1st gen)||A9||❌|
|iPhone 6s Plus||A9||❌|
|iPhone 6 Plus||A8||❌|
|iPad Pro (11-inch, 4th gen)||A12Z||✅|
|iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 4th gen)||A12Z||✅|
|iPad Pro (11-inch, 3rd gen)||A12X||✅|
|iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 3rd gen)||A12X||✅|
|iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2nd gen)||A10X||❌|
|iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 1st gen)||A10X||❌|
|iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 1st gen)||A9X||❌|
|iPad Pro (9.7-inch)||A9X||❌|
|iPad (2020, 8th gen)||A12||✅|
|iPad (2019, 7th gen)||A10||❌|
|iPad (2018, 6th gen)||A10||❌|
|iPad (5th gen)||A9||❌|
|iPad mini 5||A12||✅|
|iPad mini 4||A8||❌|
|iPad mini 3||A7||❌|
|iPad mini 2||A7||❌|
|iPad Air (2019, 3rd gen)||A12||✅|
|iPad Air (1st gen)||A8X||❌|
|iPad Air (2nd gen)||A7||❌|
|iPod touch (2019, 7th gen)||A10||❌|
|iPod touch (6th gen)||A8||❌|