Stock camera app vs. Camera+ - iPhone 5

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  1. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    Any insight here around which is better? Stock is definitely faster but not as fast as Camera + but curious if any other differences that folks have noticed. Fire away.
     
  2. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    With camera + you can edit your pics much more than the native app.
     
  3. HCO macrumors regular

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    i have camera+ and i use the native camera but use camera+ for editing them.
     
  4. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm talking about differences between the quality of the photo from either one.
     
  5. HCO macrumors regular

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    to me like i said the native one for pictures and camera+ only for editing. i take no pictures with camera+. so for me the native camera is better at taking pictures and camera+ has all the edits to make a great picture even better.
     
  6. Joewat64 macrumors regular

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    I've seen reports that you don't get the same low light quality features outside of the native camera app.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yes, right now the stock app goes to a much higher ISO than the 3rd party cameras can.

    It is possible for the other apps to add this, but they just learned about it this week so it'll take another update.

    So for today the stock app is the only camera that does awesomely in the dark, but probably the rest will follow soon.
     
  8. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    So long as its not in low light (for the reasons noted above), I prefer camera+ any day.
     
  9. climber20 macrumors member

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    Both currently have inaccurate framing, so other than for quick snapshots, both the native app and the latest version of Camera+ are useless.

    I had an older version of camera+ on my computer, so I installed that one which doesn't have the framing issue. I hope Apple addresses this soon, as it's a very basic thing that they got completely wrong.

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about:

    http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/09/23/the-iphone-5-an-iphoneographers-hands-on-review/
     
  10. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I see that Camera+ came out with an update recently. I like the app but there is no replacing how quickly you can get to photos from the stock app. Any other feedback here?
     
  11. archwizard macrumors newbie

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    The latest update to Camera+ brings high ISO (or low light sensitivity, just like the stock Camera), one of the first 3rd party apps to do that.

    If you select its Lightbox as the workflow choice, you can get to that area fast from within the app, just like the Apple Camera.
     
  12. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Scout camera does what Camera + does, but only better.
     
  13. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can you elaborate?
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I've used both.
    Scout camera is a bit less complex (not that Camera+ requires a strong brain trust to operate...) and it is easier to locate the filters/effects I quickly want to seek and use.

    I also like the interface a bit more- visually it is polished and is more enjoyable to use.

    Both are extremely competent apps, and as both are unnecessary to have loaded on my iPhone at the same time, have replaced Camera+ with Scout.
     
  15. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you know if it's been updated to take advantage of the iPhone 5's low light features?
     
  16. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I bought and already found two things that I think make it inferior to Camera+.

    1. It's slower (slower even than the stock app) to actually take a picture.

    2. You can't apply filters to a pic AFTER you take it.

    Unless, I'm missing something I'm sticking with Camera+ or stock. Thanks.
     
  17. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I wasn't aware of the upgrades with Camera+. I'll have to revisit that app and it'll probably change my mind.
     

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