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Manual Camera gives DSLR-like control to your phone

Android’s latest update brings a new camera API that can take full RAW images. To further make use of this improvement is the new app Manual Camera that basically allows for a full-on manual tweaking right on your smartphone.

Manual Cam has a clean layout with all the necessary settings neatly tucked on the sides giving you a clear view of your image. With these tools you can fiddle with the following settings on full manual:


  • Shutter speed
  • Focus distance
  • ISO
  • White balance
  • Exposure compensation

The Android app also lets users lock the settings or use the rotating wheel to adjust the parameters. They can set the maximum screen brightness, enable gridlines, mute/unmute tones, set the timer, turn on GPS for geo-tagging, and capture RAW (DNG) format — straight from the interface of the Camera app.

With almost all the standard controls from DSLRs present in the app, it’s worth the Php90 fee over at Play Store.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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5 Responses

  1. JK says:

    The article failed to mention that Manual Camera is only for Android Lollipop.

  2. Jaxcool says:

    Those features are already present in the camera of Xiaomi mi3. Well… It’s running in kitkat

  3. Sai says:

    Nothing new on this. Theres an app that can do this even before xiomi mi3. try DSLR Camera Pro or Camera FV-5 works well even on ICS

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