Shiftcam SnapGrip Creator Kit review

Enhance your smartphone shooting experience by combining this collection of modular gadgets from Shiftcam

Shiftcam SnapGrip Creator Kit
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The SnapGrip is the star of the Creator Kit with its ability to double your shooting time and its photographer-friendly Bluetooth shutter button, but the SnapPod tripod helpfully extends the reach of your selfies and the SnapLight LED casts additional light on your subjects. The SnapGrip can be a bit wobbly when used as a dock but all-in-all this is a useful collection of modular hardware.


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    Regard while you shoot

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    Bluetooth shutter button

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    Adds extra light to selfies

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    Shoot stable (and hands-free) video


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    Cheap plastic build

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    Wobbly when used as a dock

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As the quality of video and stills from the best camera phones improves with every new model we’re likely to capture more than ever before. This means we put more demands on our smartphones as content creators. Although battery life is improving (with the iPhone 14 Pro Max offering up to 29 hours of video playback) you may still find that you run out of power during a shoot – especially if shooting in Apple ProRes

By reviewing high dynamic range clips during a shoot you’ll burn up more power than viewing standard HD footage. As well as enabling you to recharge your device while you shoot the SnapGrip Creator Kit offers a range of accessories to help you improve the production values of your smartphone-generated stills and clips.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.