There are probably thousands of camera and photography apps available for Android and other mobile platforms but most of them offer automatic controls and filters. Majority of the apps allow easy editing of images with special effects to make them look professional and some artsy. But how many apps allow full control? Just this new Manual Camera from GDSoftware. It’s $1.99 complete to give you full manual control of your phone camera. Not bad actually for the real photographers.
Manual Camera app brings the DSLR experience to your smartphone. It’s actually confusing because why would you want the hassle of DSLR controls on phone this time? Well, only professional photographers can understand. Having this app may perhaps teach smartphone photographers a thing or two about manual photography.
The app features Manual Shutter Speed, Manual Focus Distance, Manual ISO, Manual White Balance, and Manual Exposure Compensation. The app’s advantage over a real DSLR camera is the speed because you can easily adjust the controls. Default is the Auto mode but you can lock the parameters. Rotate the wheel to manually adjust the settings.
Additional features of the Manual Camera app also include Maximum Screen Brightness On/Off, Sounds On/Off, Gridlines, Timer, GPS to allow geo tagging, and RAW (DNG) format. Almost all the standard DSLR/manual camera controls are here so it’s worth the price.
Download Manual Camera from the Google Play Store