Microsoft has bundled several Metro apps along with Windows 8 Release Preview. Camera is one of them. It exploits the abilities of your webcam.
Following the Metro principles, it provides a very minimal interface, focusing the screen only on what it does – taking photos and recording videos.
Using Metro apps is really fun. Camera is a proof of that – I just spent half an hour making faces in front of the app, which mutely kept clicking photos.
Though the intention of this app seems mostly to flaunt the Metro UI, and provide guidelines to developers, it comes in handy when you want to store a spontaneous moment into a photo or video.
You can click photos through your webcam. Also, you can record videos using this app.
The app doesn’t waste time in any greetings and immediately presents you with the live feed of your webcam. All it takes is a click (or tap) on the screen. The app will click a photo, or start video recording.
It is still not a total barebones app, though. It provides you several options like