Resolution of your iPhone camera got you down? Are HDR photographs just too dynamic for you? With the lo-fi magic of the 8-bit Pocket Camera app, you can make your iPhone's photographic capabilities look a good 13-years-old, emulating the qualities of Nintendo's Game Boy Camera.

The 99 cent 8-bit Pocket Camera app brings that 8-bit look to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad 2, rendering your photos in an intentionally unimpressive four shades of gray and at an equally old-school 14.3 kilopixels (128 x 112 resolution), just like a Game Boy Camera.


8-bit Pocket Camera has a handful of black and white bells and whistles. The app lets retro shutterbugs play with brightness, contrast, various image filters, dithering styles and special effects—zoom, stretch, mirror, rotate.

Users can apply various borders to their images or tint them with up to two(!) color options. This is low-tech photography at it's finest and most pixelated.

The app dumps it all into a relatively easy to manage photo album, where 8-bit photo enthusiasts can opt to share their pics via Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail. It's all fast, light and simple to use. Just don't expect anything but some of the lowest visual quality your iPhone's cameras are capable of.

For a buck, it's worth grabbing if you're feeling a tinge of Game Boy nostalgia, even if you don't own a thermal printer with Apple AirPlay support.

8-bit Pocket Camera [iTunes]