For the most part, smartphone camera software is pretty basic. It allows you to press a button and snap a photo, and you’re done. Some manufacturers provide its users with a greater degree of control over their camera settings, allowing them to choose exposure levels and even white balance.
Well the good news is that if you’re planning on getting a new iPhone or upgrading to iOS 8, you might be pleased to learn that with iOS 8, Apple will be introducing manual camera controls to its camera software. This means that you won’t have to rely on third-party camera applications if you wanted to gain access to more features.
This was discovered by AnandTech, although Apple did hint at it during WWDC 2014, for those who weren’t paying close enough attention. According to the discovery, the manual controls Apple will offer are pretty much what you might expect from a dedicated camera. You will be able to control the camera’s ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance, and exposure.
It’s actually interesting that Apple will allow users to control its shutter speed. What this means is that iPhone cameras will be able to perform long exposure shots which could result in some pretty interesting photos. It would be even better if aperture control could be adjusted as well, but it does not seem like the case, but what do you guys think? Are you happy that manual controls for the iOS camera are finally here?