The best case for the iPhone videographer! Re-create the Matrix’s bullet time with the HitCase Snap!
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Based on my time with this case, I’ve given it a score of 3.9 Eh’s out of 5. The average score for iPhone 6 cases is about 4.1 Eh’s out of 5 but I’m giving it a pseudo perfect score because its just that versatile. If you wondering what else I’ve reviewed of HitCase, check out my review for their HitCase Pro. Links are in the i or the description section below.
In terms of design, the actual case is a little slick, bigger, than the average iPhone case and the glossy back will scratch a little easier than other cases. The camera area has what they call, a BladeMount which makes mounting lenses very easy. One of the edges of the case has their Railslide which is used to mount it to a variety of Go Pro accessories.
From a protection standpoint, the lips of the case are quite shallow so a screen protector is a definite must. I will note that edge to edge screen protectors will not work with this case. The case fits tightly together so dust and debris will not be an issue which is important if you’re going to do awesome things with it.
I do have a gripe with the sleep buttons on the case as it is tough to press. If this was a normal case, that would be the deal breaker for me but since this is a camera case, the tough button is a mere annoyance.
Ok. Onto the good stuff. I’ll talk about the lenses first, mounting system second and the ShootR pole last. I will ask that if you’re finding this review useful, consider getting this product through my site to show your support for what I do!
Included with the Hitcase Snap is a Wide angle lens that is stored on a keychain. Which has a bottle opener on it which is useful. Attaching the lens is as simple as taking the lens out of the rubber covers and screwing it onto the blade mount.
How about the lens quality? Well, here’s a normal picture of Calgary, the City I live in. Here’s the same photo with the TrueLUX Wide lens. Below is a photo taken with the Ztylus Prime. The FOV is similar but the edges of the Snap are much blurrier. With photos taken inside, you’ll see that the Snap’s wide angle lens doesn’t do a good job of minimizing the distortion when compared to photos taken using the Ztylus Prime or the Moment Lens.
Onto the Railslide Mounting system. Included with the Snap is a TilTr Tripod mount which allows you to attach the Snap to any tripod. A lot of the slo-motion drop test portion of my reviews are filmed using the Snap as its easy for me to setup the iPhone. With the snap, I know the device is going to be secure. My only gripe with this mounting system is that the Snap isn’t as rigid as the Pro so it has a bit more give when in the Railslide.
One of the best parts about any HitCase product is the compatibility with Go Pro mounts. The Snap is no different so if wearing your iPhone on your head is something you need to do, then you’l be able to do it easily this HitCase Product.
The last thing I will talk about is the ShooTR pole. It isn’t the longest self pole out there but it will make your wide angle shots a little more epic. The pole is collapsible, has a wrist strap in the off chance that you drop it and has a foam handle to ensure a decent grip.
The ability to mount it and use it safely in a variety of different positions is why I say the Snap is more of a videographer case than an photographer case. The Lens quality isn’t as good as others but when you’re shooting video, that’s not going to matter as much.
So that’s all I have. If you’re wondering what other camera cases I’ve reviewed, check out the channel. I’ve got about 6 camera cases I’m going to review and the Snap is one of the better ones from a day-to-day use perspective.
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