With the latest iPhones having a stunning camera, most of us just can’t get enough of snapping every single special moment. And the folks, who have owned iPhone 7 Plus, must be taking a lot of pride in having the smartphone with the best camera. And why not; the phablet is clearly a cut above the rest.

Though I’m pretty satisfied with the camera quality of my iPhone, there are times when I wish to capture out-of-the-box shots that can be envy to even DSLR. That’s when manual camera apps come into the play. What really impresses me the most about them is that they offer advanced controls, editing tools, and filters. As for instance, you can adjust the white balance, focus, ISO and even shoot RAW photos. Would you like to have a look at these camera apps? Here you go!

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Best Manual Camera Apps for iPhone and iPad

Best Manual Camera Apps for iPhone and iPad

#1. ProCamera

ProCamera iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

ProCamera is an excellent tool to let you capture fabulous photos both in well-lit and low-lit areas. This manual camera app features vividHDR technology that assists it in capturing terrific shots.

You can easily adjust exposure time, ISO sensitivity and white balance. With as many as 78 filters and effects, the camera app allows you to edit your pics to heart’s liking.

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Price: $4.99
Download ProCamera

#2. Camera+

Camera+ iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Camera+ has been created to bring the real photographer with you. Whether you are a pro or a novice, it will help you capture great pics with little effort.

Camera+ makes it easy to control how dark or light you want your shots to be. The 6× zoom along with advanced digital processing ensures you can snap pics with excellent clarity. The horizon level reduces the chance of taking foul shots.

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Price: $2.99
Download Camera+

#3. Manual

Manual iPhone and iPad Camera App Screenshot

What I really like about “Manual” camera app is the simple and intuitive user-interface. You can take RAW shots in DNG formats. With the ability to control white balance, exposure, ISO, focus perfectly, you will be able to capture every shuttle detail of any object. As live monitor provides automatic exposure values, you have the desired control over what sort of output you want.

Price: $3.99
Download Manual

#4. Prime Raw Manual Camera

Prime RAW Manual Camera iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Prime app is an absolute delight for both beginners and pro users. Providing the needed control over shutter speed, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, fill flash brightness, it excels in taking amazing photos. You can capture both RAW and RAW+JPEG shots.

Price: $1.99
Download Prime

#5. ProCam 5

ProCam 5 iPhone and iPad Camera App Screenshot

ProCam 5 manual camera app for iPhone delivers terrific results. The quality of output crystal shots even in extremely low-light conditions makes it stand out. Features like burst mode, night mode enrich its profile. The anti-shake feature makes sure you can snap cool pics without any hassle.

Price: $4.99
Download ProCam 5

#6. Obscura Camera

Obscura Camera iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Obscura can easily walk into the list of any top ten most advanced camera apps. With several handy controls, this manual camera app lets you take jaw-dropping pics even if you are quite new to the mobile photography. The spirit level assists in providing the desired horizon. There are 28 filters to let you give your pics a dashing look.

Price: $4.99
Download Obscura Camera

#7. Hydra

Hydra iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Gifted with the superior technology, Hydra has been designed to capture mind-blowing photos. The capability to merge up to 60 frames helps it take better shots. The best of all, it has the expertise to take up to 32-megapixel high-resolution pics. There are five capture modes like HDR, Video-HDR, Lo-light, Zoom, and Hi-res modes to snap every detail.

Price: $2.99
Download Hydra

#8. Slow Shutter Cam

Slow Shutter Cam iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Do you want a camera app to let you capture images with several magnificent slow shutter speed effects? Slow Shutter Cam can be a great option for you. It features motion blur mode which is excellent for creating waterfall effects, ghost images or suggesting movement in your photos. The light trail mode allows perfectly for taking the pic of any moving light.

Price: $1.99
Download Slow Shutter Cam

#9. ProShot

ProShot iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

As the name itself suggests, this one ranks right up there regarding grabbing the pro shots. It doesn’t matter whether you are enjoying your holiday time at a beach or spending memorable moments at a candle-lit dinner, the camera app will live up to expectation by snapping nice images. The full burst and time-lapse mode are just the ingredients you would want to record every scene vividly. You can zoom up to 50x with just one finger.

Price: $3.99
Download ProShot

#10. VSCO

VSCO iPhone and iPad Camera App Screenshot

VSCO camera app has been readied for those who have a huge penchant for shooting fascinating images. It doesn’t matter whether you are an expert or have just started to like taking marvelous shots, you wouldn’t have any problem while mastering this app. It provides manual camera controls for focus, shutter speed, white balance as well as exposure compensation. With some editing tools and advanced filters, you can bring the desired effect to your images. Since it has integrated social media, you can easily share your pics and get appreciation from the community.

Price: Free
Download VSCO

That’s all! Now, it’s time to pick one of these camera apps and take them for a long test-drive. I would really appreciate your feedback about these apps.

(You may like to check out how to use portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus. If you wish to use portrait mode on iPhone 7 and older iPhones like iPhone 5s, head over to this post.)

If you know any other manual camera app worth including this list, do let us know that in the comments.

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