One of the best selling apps of all time, Camera+ has been updated to version 3.6 with a slew of new features and improvements. Personally, I oscillate between Camera+ and Awesome Camera as my favorite camera replacement app. I think with this new update, Camera+ has taken the lead again.
They’ve added something called “Front Flash” which apparently flashes a bright screen the moment you click the shutter so that your face is lit up in dark places. I don’t think that added light will make a bit of difference in well lit situations but could make dark situations shootable, although you’ll have considerable noise issues, particularly on older iPhones without the low light enhancements of the iPhone 5.
They’ve also added “Live Exposure” which displays ISO and shutter speed settings and how they change as you set your focus and exposure points in the live view. Pretty nifty if you are into that sort of thing.
Personally, I think the best thing about this update is just that they made an update. I find it comforting to know a developer is committed to continued support and enhancements of their apps. In fact, here is a blurb directly from Lisa the photographer behind the app:
“I’ve been on a bit of a ‘hiatus’ with Camera+ for the past several months, but starting with this update, I’m now back in the driver’s seat for both the iPhone and iPad versions of the apps. And the development team we now have in place is stronger and more driven than ever. One of the things that we’re striving for is parity between both versions of the apps and we’ll be making a lot of progress toward that goal in the upcoming releases of Camera+.”
You can read more about the update here.