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ProCamera 8, Camera+ also get full-on manual controls: tweak ISO, shutter speed, and white balance

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ProCamera 8, Camera+ also get full-on manual controls: tweak ISO, shutter speed, and white balance
After Manual shocked us a couple of days ago with its unseen-before full-on manual camera controls, our two favorite iPhone camera replacement apps have now also been updated with similarly rich capabilities.

ProCamera 7 scored the first place as our favorite iOS 7 camera replacement app thanks to its rich and intuitive controls, as well as extremely smooth, crash-free performance. Now, the developer behind it has updated it to ProCamera 8 ($3.99) for iOS 8 devices, retaining that nice esthetics, but now adding full-on manual controls. Here are some of the new settings you can adjust manually in ProCamera 8:

  • manually select ISO (from 32 to 2500), live preview
  • manually select shutter speeds (from 0.5” to 1/12000), live preview
  • live histogram with indications for over and underexposure
  • manual white balance with tips for correct values for different conditions (sunny, cloudy, incandescent lighting, etc)
  • select to turn the flash on, off, or use it as a fill light

Camera Plus ($1.99), on the other hand, is our runner-up in the best iPhone camera replacement app category, and now, it’s also been updated for iOS 8 with full-on manual controls. Its capabilities are similar to what Manual and ProCamera 8 offer, but the layout is a bit less intuitive and easy to tweak. On the upside, its price is also less expensive.

If you like these apps, check out our selection of the best iPhone camera, photo and video editing apps here


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