iOS 8 a breeze of fresh air for the iPhone camera

Longing for more camera control than the iPhone was offering I seriously considered to buy a “real” non-DSLR camera again this summer – mainly to regain unlimited focus and shutter control. Having played with iOS 8 for a few days now I don’t quite see the need anymore to go back to a dedicated camera – I got what I missed. I’ve always liked the iPhone better than other smartphones for reporting; now it’s an even more serious camera option. If your iPhone can digest iOS 8 I recommend to do the update. So much fun to play with unrestricted blur, focus and light moods.

iOS 8 iPhone photo testing w Manual Cam app

iOS 8 iPhone photo testing w Manual Cam app

iOS 8 iPhone photo testing w Manual Cam app

iOS 8 iPhone photo testing w Manual Cam app

More and more photo apps are being updated to reflect the new iOS capabilities (Pro Camera, Camera Plus or VSCO to name a few). I’m currently shooting with Manual Cam and I love the clean, dark interface with a touch control wheel that makes for easily tweaking shutter speed, ISO and focus. Manual Cam has live filters, too; so everything is under control before hitting the button.

iOS 8 Manual Cam app

More on the new camera options coming with iOS 8:

imore: Manual camera controls in iOS 8: Explained

imore: Best manual control camera apps for iOS 8

iPhone Photography School: How To Use The New iOS 8 Manual Camera Controls

Mashable: 9 Features to Help You Master Photos in iOS 8