Time Shift

Taking photographs with a smartphone is paramount to many people. Whilst the camera on the BlackBerry Z3 may not be the best on the market due to it being a low cost handset, it does offer decent results and like all BlackBerry 10 devices has the 'Time Shift' option built right in.

If you have recently picked up the Z3 and it's your first BlackBerry 10 smartphone you'll want to carry on reading as I suspect you'll be rather impressed with what Time Shift has to offer. The feature is the perfect camera tool for when taking photographs of either a person or a group of people. We've all taken this style of photo before and found it's not always easy to take the snap just at the right time - when everyone is smiling or nobody is blinking. Time Shift solves this problem and here's how....

With the camera open on the Z3 you'll want to tap the camera icon at the top right of the display. Here you will have the option to switch to the video camera and also Time Shift. With Time Shift setected you are all set to go.

When you take a photograph the Z3 will actually record the image from slightly before and after the actual shot. This will then allow you to use the bar at the base of the display to move back and forth in time to choose the perfect image. But things get even more interesting - particularly if you have more than one person in the photo.

Just tap on one of the faces and you will be able to Time Shift that person. You can do this with numerous faces in the photograph - therefore allowing the best pose from each subject to give you the ultimate finished result.

The proof is in the pudding with this one and is a lot more enjoyable to use than read about. If you take a lot of photos of your friends then the BlackBerry Z3 is going to be your best buddy. In fact, your friends may well be jealous of the super results you get. Time Shift is extremely clever and it's awesome that it comes as a standard feature within BlackBerry 10.