CameraPixels is a unique manual photography app. The premium tools and intuitive UI make CameraPixels the best choice for professional mobile photographers. CameraPixels participated in Berkley Eclipse Megamovie 2017 thanks to its extensive raw bracketing.
CameraPixels has a simple and efficient UI. The most important information is always in front of your eyes, and this allows you to avoid surprises like an unexpected flash fire or the wrong output photo or video format. Stop being distracted by the uncertainty of the settings, concentrate on your capture!
ISO/Shutter priority modes
CameraPixels is among a few photography apps that support advanced exposure modes like ISO and Shutter priority. These modes are indispensable during dynamic photography when there is no time for adjusting manual exposure.
Histogram and clipping warnings
The histogram is a great tool to estimate your exposure. It can show you if the photo has under-exposed or over-exposed areas. Clipping warnings, on the other hand, can show you exactly where those under and over-exposed areas in your photo are.
On dual/triple-camera devices, CameraPixels can capture depth information alongside the colour photo. If the photo has depth information, in the preview window, two additional buttons appear (depth and portrait) that allow you to inspect the depth of the image and apply it to simulate an aperture.
CameraPixels supports multiple photo and video capture modes. Among them are Bracketing capture, Slow shutter and Time-lapse modes. CameraPixels has the most advanced bracketing available on the iOS platform, which includes exposure (auto-, ISO-, shutter-brackets, flash bracket) and focus modes.
CameraPixels was designed for professional photographers that value efficiency of their workflow. The unlimited presets, including the possibility to expose them to Today widget make CameraPixels the ultimate photography tool.
- UI optimized for manual capture
- Advanced semi-automatic exposure modes (iso and shutter priority modes)
- Clipping warnings and focus peaking
- Photo and video capture (Photo, Burst, Bracketing, Slow shutter, Portrait*, Time lapse, Video)
- Adjustable photo and video resolutions
- Adjustable photo and video qualities
- Advanced photo processing (Smart HDR and Deep fusion on supported devices)
- Unlimited presets with the possibility of exposing them to Today widget
- The most advanced bracketing available on iOS, including exposure and focus options
- Advanced intervalometer
- OIS even for RAW and ProRAW (on supported devices) photo capture
- Multiple framing options
Focus peaking has been moved closer to where it makes sense. Now you can switch between focus peaking modes (OFF, TRANSIENT, PERSISTENT) by tapping a button on the left side of the value selector when adjusting the focus. Together with the focus peaking, we also added a focus loupe option, which can be controlled by the button on the right side of the value selector.
In this release we added support for Loupe System lenses. The name of the lens is added to the LensModel in EXIF header
- Enhanced processing was disabled for the manual exposure mode to prevent unexpected iso/shutter speed values in EXIF header
- Fixed the exposure bracketing mode bug for processed output formats (JPG/HEIC) which sometime would produce images with clipped highlights
- Fixed the bug with focus and exposure reticles being visible even when manual modes are used
- Small visual enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
This app is really cool and can help get much higher quality images than with the standard cam. One thing I would like to see is a combination of multishot and bracketing. Basically each exposure of the bracket would itself be made up of 3 or more (maybe up to 15) multi exposure shots combined into one. This would give a much higher quality result for each exposure in the bracket, allowing for near DSLR quality source files to bring into HDR software. That would be awesome
Top notch bracketing app
I have been using a DSLR with Helicon Focus and Remote for years to capture close up images of model railroads for the hobby press. There are times where the DSLR is too large to insert into a scene for the shot needed and I decided to get a new iPhone XS to work in the tight spots. Great camera but I needed a bracketing app to get the necessary depth of field required for a truly professional result. After much research it looked like this was the best equipped app for the job.
This app coupled with the XS may relegate my trusty Canon DSLR to a back up position in my photo work. The results are that good. It does all the things I need for proper focus bracketing and the images stack great on my MacBook Pro with the Helicon program. I'm a happy camper.
Another thing. I had a small problem with one function (my fault...old eyes and a small icon on the screen) and needed help from their tech support. Absolutely great support and my self inflicted issue was resolved immediately.
I've purchased my share of apps over the years but this is the first time that I have been so pleased that I felt compelled to write a review.
Now, let's get a camerapixels app for complete wireless control mirrored to Mac with airdrop capability. Hey, I can dream, can't I?
It “works” but is buggy in a lot of places…
The development team usually issues fixes pretty quickly, but while the cam does “work” at some things, it’s still full of bugs. For example, in the MAIN settings. Checking items on/off. Capture settings aren’t ever saved, capture modes aren’t saved, there is NO light theme, etc. Switching from rear cam set to HEIC for example and going to front cam, it ALWAYS reverts to JPG even if you also have the front saved to HEIC, no matter how many times it’s set. I dunno… this cam really is good and has tons of potential, but the bugs that get fixed seem to just introduce more; fix 1 create 3, it simply just isn’t a reliable cam you can select and know for a fact your presets are properly set and ready to shoot when you absolutely need it in the blink of an eye. For these reasons I find myself using ProCam5 majority of the time instead, the cam within Lightroom, and even the stock cam still is very useful. Once this cam is fully polished and the bugs are worked out, it’ll stand out. But right now, it’s just not ready and not reliable, sorry. I really wish I had waited to purchase the paid version. It’s definitely not ready for being a daily driver camera.
Developer Response ,
Hello, the main settings ALL work as expected. Saving current capture mode and current settings for all capture modes works (tested on multiple phones with different official iOS versions), light theme works (50% opacity vs 10% opacity in light version). We will investigate the problem with output format reset on front camera and fix it asap.
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- Natalya Petrenko
- 5.3 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 14.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.3 or later.
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- Age Rating
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