CameraPixels is an advanced camera app for professional mobile photographers. CameraPixels has powerful bracketing, presets, full manual controls and much much more!
Supported capture modes:
- Burst Mode
- Bracketing Mode (exposure and focus)
- Time Lapse
Photo capture mode
CameraPixels supports multiple resolutions and crop factors (including 16:9, 4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 1.61:1, 2:1, 7:6, 5:4), image output quality/compression and full featured intervalometer. The images can be captured in JPG, TIFF, DNG (supported devices only) with auto-development of DNG to JPG/TIFF
Video capture mode
In Video capture mode you can select among many resolutions, frame rates and crop factors. The video can be recorded with different quality setting and as a keyframes only. The audio settings include selection of the microphone, sampling rate and audio quality.
Supported video resolutions:
- VGA (640x680)
- qHD (960x540)
- HD (1280x720)
- FullHD (1920x1080)
- 2K (2048x1152)
- WQHD (2560x1440)
- 3K (3072x1728)
- 4K (3840x2160) iPhone SE/6S/7/Plus
- 4K+ (4032x3024) iPhone SE/6S/7/Plus
Burst capture mode
The Burst capture mode supports capturing of images with minimum delay in JPG and DNG formats (on supported devices). Multiple resolutions and crop factors are also available in this mode
Bracketing capture mode
The Bracketing capture mode allows capturing of up to 15 exposures per bracket in JPG or DNG (DNG+JPG) formats (on supported devices). The EV step between exposures can be set as precise as 0.1 F-Stop. The Bracketing capture mode supports full intervalometer.
Focus bracketing! Specify minimum and maximum focus distance, number of images to take (up to 50) and let CameraPixels do the rest.
- ISO, shutter speed, EV compensation, white balance and focus distance
- ISO and Shutter speed priority exposure modes
- White balance using grey card (long press on White balance icon)
- Separate focus and exposure (use tap with two fingers or "+" icon at the right-bottom of focus area to separate them)
- Real-time visual feedback
- Supported in all capture modes
- Unlimited presets
- iPhone 7/Plus only: 8 MPx selfies and 3K video with front camera
- Output video formats: MOV or MP4
- TIFF 16 bit as output in Multi-shot capture mode
- Multiple grids: Rule of thirds, Golden ratio, Phi
- Save last capture mode and settings
- Torch with brightness level control in all capture modes
- Night mode in Photo and Raw capture modes
- Adjustable Slow Motion playback frame rate
- Adjustable screen brightness during time lapse recording
- Switch between wide and tele lenses on iPhone 7 Plus
- Over/under-exposed indicator and histogram
- Horizon levels
- Volume button to capture/start recording
ATTENTION 1: please remember, Photos cannot open or edit DNG files and therefore what you see is an embedded preview JPG of a much smaller size! Always use DNG compatible software to open and edit DNG files.
ATTENTION 2: not all videos, recorded with CameraPixels can be played or edited in Photos app. The videos with extreme resolutions (4K+) or keyframes only can be played in CameraPixels preview only or edited in iMovie
- fixed a bug with volume button capture
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.
- Natalya Petrenko
- 19.5 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.3 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © Basic Pixels
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.