Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you take advantage of the new manual camera controls? Whether you want to adjust exposure on the fly, force focus on a specific object, or get a custom white balance, manual camera control lets you get the photo you want, the way you want. And all you need is the best App Store manual camera app to get it!
Manual offers just what the name implied, manually camera settings. In this case, you can adjust shutter, ISO, white balance, focus, and exposure compensation. As you change any of these settings, you can also see what aperture your iPhone is going to pair it with, which can be useful for certain settings. After taking an image, you can see in-app all information on what settings were used in just a tap.
For a beautifully designed manual control camera app that's powerful and straight forward to use, be sure to check out Manual.
ProShot aims to function in much the same way you'd expect a traditional DSLR to function. Not only can you manually control many settings such as exposure, ISO, shutter speed, and white balance, you also have two custom modes that you can program to your liking for use whenever you like. This is a feature many DSLR owners will appreciate. My favorite part of ProShot is how the controls intuitively stay out of the way when they should, which makes the entire experience of using it that much better.
For custom modes and controls that don't intrude on your viewing area, ProShot is worth a look.
VSCO Cam offers manual camera controls for focus, shutter speed, white balance, and exposure compensation. Just launch the camera portion of VSCO Cam and then tap the settings gear in the top left. You can then toggle in the bottom navigation between all the different live controls and change them to your liking. You can also choose to use auto settings for some and not others, which comes in handy when you're only having a problem balancing one particular setting.
If you want an easy to use camera app that gives you more power than the default, VSCO Cam does just that in conjunction with some of the best filter choices available.
Pro Camera has been one of my favorite replacement camera apps for a long time, mainly due to the tremendous amount of edits you can perform within one app. You can manually control white balance, focus, and exposure. Not only that, there is also a new feature called vividHDR that helps you create even more amazing HDR photos than ever before.
If you need decent manual controls but also find yourself taking a lot of HDR photography, look no further than Pro Camera 8.
Camera+ has long been a favorite camera replacement app for many iPhone users and with manual controls in live mode, it's gotten even better. As always, you can touch to focus but set a separate exposure point if you'd like. You can also change shutter speed, exposure control, and more. The best thing about Camera+ is that those not terribly familiar with photography terminology can still find it easy to use while those that want granular control can easily have it, and both audiences will end up with great photos.
If you want manual control options but not at the sake of usability, or if you're relatively new to manual controls, Camera+ offers a great learning environment through excellent live previews and menu layouts.