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FiLMiC Firstlight is a revolutionary photo camera from the makers of the class leading FiLMiC Pro cinema video camera that makes live photography fun and creative.

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Rediscover the joy of capturing life’s moments in photographs you will immediately treasure and want to share.

Firstlight combines custom film simulations, adaptive film grain and FiLMiC Pro’s famous live analytics to offer an advanced but approachable front end camera experience like no other.

Fast, easy and intuitive, Firstlight lets you envision and capture your best moments in camera, without having to spend hours editing your photos later. Shoot and share, it’s that easy.
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- Fast, intuitive focus and exposure controls: Tap the screen to set focus/exposure, tap again to lock.
- Shutter and ISO Priority Modes: In addition to auto exposure, you can set specific Shutter Speed or ISO values to adhere to and let the app automatically adjust exposure for the unlocked value.
- Cross-swipe manual controls: The most intuitive way to manually adjust focus and exposure. Swipe across the image to dial in your perfect shot. Swipe up and down to adjust exposure. Swipe left and right to adjust focus.
- Reactive analytics: A foundation feature of FiLMiC Pro and now in a photo app. Manually adjusting your focus and exposure will automatically apply focus peaking or zebra stripes to make sure you get your shot just right.
- RGB Histogram: Dynamically shows the exposure profile of the image across all color channels.


- Vintage film simulations: The magic of Firstlight is in our realistic tributes to authentic film stocks.
- Film grain: Apply natural-looking, dynamically-generated film grain effects to give your photos that ‘film look’.
- Vignette: Apply a subtle dark vignette to your image.
- Lens selector: Quickly switch between all available lenses on your device. Go from tele to ultrawide with the tap of a finger. (Note: camera/lens support is device specific).


- Burst mode
- Timer
- Flash
- Grid overlays
- Aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 5:4
- Expanded shadow detail
- DNG, TIFF, JPG or HEIC Selection
- HDR control (This feature is supported by iPhone Xs Max, Xs, Xr and newer)
- Volume button shutter and support for most bluetooth camera shutter remotes
- Configurable burst mode
- Anamorphic adapter support
- Custom Function button
- Custom live analytics
- Configurable Focus and Exposure controls
- Embedded copyright
- FiLMiC Pro quick launch button (for owners of FiLMiC Pro)

If you have any questions for the FiLMiC team either before or after you purchase Firstlight or one of our other apps please feel free to reach out to us at: support@filmicpro.com

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

v1.2.1 of Firstlight includes various bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you have any questions, suggestions or findings please contact us at support@filmicpro.com

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

oobe2u ,

Ignore the subscription comments, Filmic embraces cash model

Having a decent collection of camera apps, I almost didn’t look at Firstlight by Filmic. I always read the reviews before I download (to pick up on incompatibilities, shortcomings) and was confused by the comments on a subscription model. I messaged Filmic, who replied promptly, advising they’d abandoned the subscription business model, replacing it with a full-version, no in-app purchases model.

I’ve been using Filmic Pro for video for several years - all my “serious” stuff is shot with it and, after shifting into the Filmic paradigm, I find it easy and intuitive to use. I’ve just used Firstlight for a few minutes, but already like the Filmic approach and expect it will, shortly, become my default camera app, both for iPhone and iPad Pro.

It’s rare that I get an app and really Iike it, right off the bat. If my early images are any indication, Firstlight is going to become and all-time favourite, just like Filmic Pro.

I also like the company - attention to detail, quick response to questions, fastidious about maintaining their apps. I rarely give five stars, but compared to the other apps that I really like (Halide, VSCO, Manual, Pure), it’s at least a step or two above and at CDN$11, it’s a bargain.

Developer Response ,

Hi oobe2u. Thank you very much for such a great, and considered review. As you use Firstlight more, we'd welcome any constructive feedback on how it could be improved to better suit your needs.

m ,

Maybe it’s me...

I just assumed the same quality as Filmic Pro, but the images are soft and the images not even close to Halide and Pro Camera! Maybe I’m not using the right settings but outdoors everything is out of focus, once shot, and the camera reacts in a blurry manner before I press the shutter. JPEG is better but DNG is unusable. Dynamic range is weak. Happy to revisit my assessment if someone can help me figure out the problem. I’m using the latest iPhone 11 Pro Max and watched the tutorial twice to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. I purchased the full annual subscription. Thanks.

Developer Response ,

Hello m Thank you for the review. We should definitely see what we can do about getting you going again quickly. You should be able to dial in a properly exposed and sharp image (or any variation of either as your creativity would desire). Review responses are not the fastest way for us to help though. Please drop us a line at support@filmicpro.com and share your experiences and hopefully a few sample photos so we can see what you're seeing. Thanks!

B Rygal ,

No more subscriptions!! Purchased!!

Thank you soooo much for listening!!! Love everything you’ve been doing and I’m happy to support.

Great app! As always!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your review B Rygal. Any questions or ideas on how we can improve the app, please write to us at support@filmicpro.com 👍

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