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Developed with the help of professional photographers, Camera1 brings manual shooting techniques from the film era to mobile devices. Whether you're an experienced photographer or a beginner, Camera1 will help you shoot in Black and White like no other app.

Learn to "see" in Black & White through Camera1 unique simultaneous contrast and exposure adjustments. Explore the infinite black and white image possibilities in real-time, such as high-key/low-key right in the viewfinder, before thaking the shot. Use the Zen mode to focus all your creative attention on the picture, and not the camera or technique.

Take control of the camera, with manual overrides of exposure and focus. Super easy access to focus lock using the manual focusing slider, for ultra-fast shooting - as the camera won’t need to re-focus between shots.

Camera1 takes full advantage of your camera hardware and saves in a variety of different file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, RAW/DNG, allowing for maximum editing flexibility in applications like Photoshop and Lightroom later in your workflow.

Live histograms, flash, grid views and a range of manual controls allow you to get the perfect shot, every time.

Camera1 - Highlights
• Black & white photography only: commit to Black and White at shooting time.
• High-quality image processing engine. Take full advantage of your device camera hardware.
• Manual focus (with magnification of the center focusing area), focus lock, spot focus, auto-focus
• Manual exposure compensation, or use Auto exposure
• Live histogram when changing contrast and exposure, with overexposure warning.
• 6 contrast/color filters for Black & White: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, infrared (simulated)
• Manual contrast control
• Support for multi-lens devices (i.e. iPhone 7+, 8+ and X, XS, 11 and 11 Pro and later) - standard, telephoto and ultra wide-angle
• RAW (DNG) + JPEG capture, on supported devices (iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 7/7+/8/8+/X/Xr/Xs/XsMax/11/11Pro, iPad Pro). DNG files contain color information, allowing later editing. A full-resolution JPEG, processed to Black and White by Camera1 is saved along side the DNG file, to the camera roll
• TIFF file format
• Tap on the picture to take the shot
• 5 crop formats: 3:2, 4:3 (native), 1:1, 16:9, 2.35:1 (panorama)
• Zen mode: all controls disappear, leaving only the viewfinder on the screen for the ultimate picture-taking experience
• 3 flash modes: On, Off, Torch
• 2 focusing grid types: Rule of third and and Golden Triangles
• Live view of all controls above
• Black and White camera roll, image viewer at full resolution
• Share to online social networks, as supported by your device.

"The most brilliant Camera App in recent years" -- Keisuke Takahashi
"I like the results-a bit like film (Tri-X) with a slight grain pattern. Lots of latitude" -- Eric Mencher @emencher

Don't forget to tag your pictures with #camera1app !

What’s New

Version 2.3.4

If you enjoy Camera1, please consider writing a review on the App Store every time you upgrade the app. Positive reviews improve our ranking and help new users learn about the app so we greatly appreciate them.

If you have feedback or a question about the app, email us at feedback@camera1.app and we'll get back to you.


Camera1 v2.3.4
- Add lens selector menu, available on multi-lens devices
- Fix RAW file sharing/export from withing the app

Camera1 v2.2.3
- Support ultrawide-angle lens (on supported devices)

Camera1 v2.2.2
- iOS 13 compatibility update
- Fix camera settings restoration

Camera1 v2.2.0
- iPhone X compatibility update
- New setting option to disable auto-exposure lock when using exposure compensation

Camera1 v2.1.2
- Device compatibility update

Camera1 v2.1.1
- Fixes an issue with some settings preservation

Camera1 v2.1.0
- Image orientation bug on specific devices / crop ratio configurations
- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements
- New app icon

Camera1 v2.0.0
- Add support for telephoto lens capture on dual-lens systems (e.g. iPhone 7+)
- RAW + JPEG image capture (RAW contains color information, JPEG processed by Camera1)
- TIFF image capture
- New "golden triangle" grid
- Improved focus aid
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Camera1 v1.5.1
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Camera1 v1.5.0
- Color constrast filters for BW
- Spot auto-exposure: drag auto buttons in picture for spot exposure or focus
- Frame and grid display
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

ddphoto41 ,

Best App Ever for B/W Photography

Camera1 is the best app ever for capturing stunning black and white images in-camera! The color correction/contrast filters make the images “pop.” No other black and white app, and no Color to B/W conversion method works as well as Camera1. Try the Red filter on a blue sky with puffy white clouds and you’ll capture a dramatic sky and cloud image… superb, impactful and unbeatable! The “pinch to change” lenses function is nowhere to be found on the user interface… you just have to know it’s the way to change focal lengths (assuming your device has multiple lenses).

Post_Hip_Los ,

This has become my default camera app

I shoot a lot of pictures on my phone- my Instagram has 2.2k pictures posted (@mr_los_siento). I've used a ton of apps for shooting and post processing like Black and Contrast by Hornbeck, but Camera1 has become my favorite for a few reasons.

1. Very intuitive controls that are the perfect size and design for touchscreen. The 3 axis EV, contrast, and manual focus are responsive and brilliant for adjusting on the fly.

2. The ability to shoot in b/w and save a copy in color- even if I intend to use the color version, shooting in b/w is superior for allowing you to focus on composition, tone, and contrast.

3. Imbed a copyright in exif; not a necessity, but a great add.

Final thoughts: definitely worth the cost 👍🏼👍🏼.

Muckle John ,

Worked fine until I upgraded my phone

I used to love this app. On my iPhone XR, the manual focus no longer works.

Developer Response ,

Hi, sorry to hear about your problem, this shouldn’t happen. There is a ‘technical support’ link in the app’s settings page, would you mind sending a request through that, so I can look at it? Thanks


Sebastien Ardon
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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