ProCamera 7 for iPhone, iPad review - Feature packed follow up to well reviewed original
ProCamera 7, like predecessor ProCamera, is a feature packed app for taking and fine tuning photos on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Redesigned for Apple's iOS 7 facelift, it's a more simplified user interface yet still requires some learning to explore all features. Accessed via a full screen display of icons, those features include settings for separate Focus and Exposure points, White Balance Lock for increased creative control, and options for composition including support for 16:9, 4:3, 3:2, 1:1, 3:1 shooting formats. Night Camera meanwhile, offers shooting options set to 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and one second, which can produce some arresting results and flood otherwise dark images with light and movement. iPhone 5 users also get to make use of the Rapid Fire Mode, which captures up to 10 shots in one second, ideal when you don't want to miss a thing.
ProCamera 7 offers two 'Top In-App Purchases' San Fran and Street filters, which cost 69p each, while a third Analog is available free by selecting Like on Facebook when prompted. All add to the core collection of quality filters supplied as standard with the app, each offering attractive, enhancing alternatives to simply shooting with Apple's built in Camera and limited range of Instagram light filters. As a plus, you can apply all filters to any photo you've previously taken in any app or camera, bringing new life to old photos you have otherwise cast aside.
This past July, the popular ProCamera celebrated five years in the Apple iTunes App Store. It's a pity then, that the original, well regarded app is now only available to those who downloaded it prior to the introduction of ProCamera 7. The pace of change means that some of ProCamera 7 features aren't available on older iPhones, including the hardly ancient iPhone 4 and 4S. Equally, some features available in the original app are missing, an issue developers Cocologics are addressing with updates. Cocologics note new features, including QR Code support and Auto Save functionality will be available to users sooner than later, which is all good news.
While some favourite features from the original app are absent in this new version, its clear developers Cocologics are working on putting things right. Building on the good reputation of its predecessor, ProCamera 7 is clearly then another highly recommended photography app, which extends the functionality of your iPhone's camera significantly with an impressive collection of quality features and stylish filters.