iOS 8 a breeze of fresh air for the iPhone camera

September 2014

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