Apple should open up the camera API's

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Merkie, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Merkie, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2014

    Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    The iPhone 4S has a great camera, but it's limited in it's capabilities due to the lack of manual control. Imagen if Apple decided to open up API's so you could manually set the ISO and shutter speed. Then the iPhone 4 would really be a competitor for "real" camera's. The only reason the iPhone isn't so good in low light conditions is because Apple can't afford iOS to use a shutter speed of 5 seconds. But if you could set that manually, I'm pretty sure the iPhone would be capable of great night shots.
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Perhaps there is (or will be) an app for that?
  3. Merkie thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
  4. Merkie thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    And it's finally here (for example, Camera+ has full manual controls). Awesome. :cool:
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Not very good pictures, but you want to see the difference it makes?! :D

    This one was taken with the default iOS camera app:


    And this one was taken with Manual (I have Camera+, but haven't given the new version a spin yet):


    I haven't messed with ISO/Shutter numbers for years and years now, so will have to freshen up on it, but am pretty impressed.

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