The best iOS camera apps

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They say the best camera is the one you have with you and iPhones have made that more true than ever. We always carry our phones and over the years their cameras have got so good that they have effectively taken over the market for small and mid-level point-and-shoot digital cameras. Apple’s iOS Camera app however isn’t as fully featured as it could be.

You may be surprised to learn that iPhone camera hardware supports an extensive range of features that aren’t in the standard iOS app including manual shutter, exposure and ISO setting and manual focusing. On top of this, developers add software features like focus peaking, exposure bracketing, clipping display and shooting in high-quality formats like TIFF. And in many cases these are all available for video shooting too. These features give you more creative control in addition to the regular automatic shooting modes, and can help you to take better pictures. Often inexpensive, they are a great way to unleash your inner photographer using the iPhone you already own – see our best camera phones list if you're in need of an upgrade.

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