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Best Manual Camera Apps for iOS / iPhone



If you are interested in photography and you think that the Built-in Camera app on your iPhone just isn’t enough. There are a bunch off third party camera apps on Apps Store that would help you explore your photography skills. If you are confused while searching apps on App Store, here is the list of best manual camera apps for your iPhone.

Manual Custom

manual custom

Manual Custom is a custom exposure to your iPhone camera. It is a powerful camera app with full control over the image that you are about to capture. The features of this app are to quickly and simply adjusts all the parameters of your image; there is no need for tapping. The independent controls of this application include Shutter, ISO, white balance, focus, exposure compensation. Some of the important features of this app are live monitor automatic exposure value, live histogram; a photo is saved to the camera roll directly. Focus zoom, Optional Shutter delay for long  posture, Fill Flash Mode, Grid Overlays and EXIF viewer are the other optional features of this camera app.

Price: $1.99
Download: App Store


vasco cam

VSCO cam is the standard application used for mobile photography. The additional features of VSCO cam are VSCO Grid and VSCO general. VSCO came is one of the luxurious ways to shoot, edit and share your photograph. The Sync and edit option is used to select and edit the photos on the device. The editing options available on this camera are Exposure, temperature, contrast, crop, straighten, fade, vignette and more allows you to define your look. There is single step Undo option available, if you want to see any changes in the current edit. Before & after option enables you to have a look on an edited photo with that of the original. The increased control option separates the Focus and exposure rings. Advanced controls of the camera include shutter speed, manual focus, exposure compensation. This app provides the exact information about the image, i.e., date, location, presently used. This application helps in sharing the images with high resolution.

Price: Free
Download: App Store

Autodesk Pixlr

Autodesk pxilr

Pixlr is one of the best manual camera app and a powerful photo editor App available on the App Store. It comes with live camera filters that help you change the effect before you take a click. The features of this app are it easily crops, rotate, adjust the image before saving. Create and customize a photo collage by editing its layout, background, and spacing. Make your photo look like a drawing or sketch with adjustments such as halftone, watercolor, and pencil. The best thing about this app is you can instantly edit the image after you capture.

Price: Free
Download: App Store

Camera 360


If you are a selfie lover, then Camera 360-Ultimate is one such application that can fulfill your selfie desires. It has different modes of camera settings like Selfie Camera, filter Camera, Easy Camera. Posture Camera, Audio Camera, ID Photo Camera, Multi-Grid Camera, Burst Camera, Low Light Camera, and Double Exposure Camera. The Additional features of this camera include Homepage for quick access to effects, Cloud Album, Photo Editing, Collage Maker. It is the most exclusive camera with free photo filters and multiple professional adjustments tools like tilt-shift, overlay, texture, etc. The best thing about this application is that it is available for free of cost and hence regarded as the world best photo shooting and editing app.

Price: Free
Download: App Store

Rookie- Photo


Rookie- Photo Editor is one the best photo editor used beyond the basic photo editing level. It let’s you express even more subtle mood on your photos. The advanced feature on this app consists of Live Filter Camera, Photo effect themes, Texture and light themes, Professional editing and design tools. The camera options consist of Focus and exposure, Multi-touch control, Flash Control with torch mode, 6x Digital Zoom, Grid Leveler, Geo-Tag, Anti-shake, self-timer, Front Camera Reverse and Square shot. In Edit history, you can undo an redo the previous edits, can compare the photo with the original at a glance. Text- Colour palette, spacious and opacity control. This app is used to save the file with maximum resolution, and you can be share on the social media like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.,

Price: Free
Download: App Store



Retrica the name itself suggest that when you see a photo captured from this it will attract you. If you want to capture amazing photos, then Retrica is the best application available on the App Store. This app comes with live filters where you can preview the photo before you capture it. The advanced feature of this application is Vignette, Collage, Watermark, Timer, Real-time filters and endless possibilities. The Blur option is one such that where your object can be placed in and out of focus before you capture it.

Price: Free
Download: App Store



Camu is the application that is used to capture a perfect image. This application comes with the professional level Filters, clarity and depth controls. It has the superior video capturing capacity where it captures video with the highest quality live filters. The stunning Auto-Mode feature of this camera makes unique from other apps because here you can capture the image automatically when no movement is visible.

Price: Free
Download: App Store

Note by Editor:
After testing all the different types of camera apps i feel that Retrica is best among them as the filters on the camera screen makes it look unique from other apps.

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