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Megapixels, megashmixels. We could debate for near eternity over which smartphone has the best camera, but sometimes all that really matters is which is the most fun. Sony wants you to think its cameras are, so the company has updated its augmented reality camera app and tossed in an additional six new themes for good measure.

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The AR Effect app lets certain Sony Xperia smartphone owners add objects and effects to their photos, fundamentally altering what is going on in the shot. Sony isn't the only smartphone maker to offer stickers and such out of the box, but this marks quite an effort to up its game. Following the latest update, users can record effects while shooting video and import new themes straight from Google Play.

What's new:

  1. Record AR effects while shooting video.
  2. Post-load function adds additional theme effects from Google Play.
  3. Fun sound effects together with action of AR objects added.
  4. Touch AR objects on the screen to discover more sounds and actions.

The six new themes introduce butterflies, celebratory flowers, comic book effects, disco items, horror movie make-up, and Spider-man himself. Links for all of these are listed below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • remister
    • Android Developer

      What if it's a part of the AR ?

  • ThomasCMurray

    The AR Effect app lets certain Sony Xperia smartphone owners add objects and effects to their photos, fundamentally altering what is going on in the shot. Sony isn't the only smartphone maker to offer stickers and such out of the box, but this marks quite an effort to up its game. Following the latest update, users can record effects while shooting video and import new themes straight from Google Play. http://sn.im/28v8jxb

  • Patrick

    Is there an app like AR effect, for non sony devices. Looks like fun.

  • aritra

    i have xperia L and i cant use many apps as the phone is running on prehistoric (?) 4.2.2...please sony give us 4.3 at least!!

    • Android Developer

      4.2.2 is already so old ?

    • Ibrahim Yusuf

      You won't get those effects on your Xperia L, because you need a high end phone for AR

  • mauswe

    My gfs Z1 does have AR indeed and when you point the camera at the target it looks good. But when you snap the photo it comes out dark. Only the added objects look normal but everything else is dark. Whats up with that?

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