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Download this app right now: ProCam turns your iPhone into a DSLR, and it’s now free

Published Apr 14th, 2014 10:10AM EDT
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The iPhone 5s has one of the best smartphone cameras in the industry, but Apple’s camera software is also one of the most simple and lackluster stock camera apps out there. While rival companies like Nokia, Samsung and HTC add exciting new features to their camera software, Apple continues to rely on third-party developers to issue nifty camera enhancements for the iPhone. And with apps like ProCam in the App Store, it’s easy to see why.

Created by developer Samer Azzam, ProCam for the iPhone is one of the most versatile iOS camera apps we have ever come across. It basically turns the iPhone into a futuristic DSLR camera, offering complete control over practically every conceivable aspect of the photo-taking experience. The only thing it might lack compared to a real DSLR is image quality, of course.

Here is the laundry list of features from ProCam’s description in the App Store:


– Single Shot
– Night Mode with timer option
– Anti-Shake with adjustable sensitivity (High / Medium / Low)
– Burst mode with adjustable image quality (Full / VGA) and shot counter
– Self-Timer
– Interval
– Time Lapse with the ability to add an audio track from iTunes music library
– Sound Snap
– Face Detection with auto shooting option
– Big Button (Screen Shutter)
– Video with zoom, pause, ability to take stills, and audio meter


– Full focus and exposure control (touch focus / touch exposure)
– Two fingers tap to separately control focus & exposure
– Focus, exposure & white balance (WB) lock
– Manual exposure compensation (-2 – +2 stops) – iPhone 5S / iPhone 5C / iPhone 5 / iPod touch 5G only
– Manual white balance compensation (3,500 – 9,500 Kelvin / candlelight – shade) – iPhone 5S / iPhone 5C / iPhone 5 / iPod touch 5G only
– Manual saturation control (0 – 2) – iPhone 5S / iPhone 5C / iPhone 5 / iPod touch 5G only
– Adjustable image resolution (Full / High / Medium / Low)
– Adjustable aspect ratio (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1)
– Adjustable JPEG compression quality (100% / 90% / 80%)
– Lossless image quality
– Manual shutter speed/exposure time control (1/8 sec / 1/4 sec / 1/2 sec / 1 sec)
– Video pause/resume functionality
– Adjustable video resolution (Full HD: 1080p / HD:720p / VGA: 640×480 / Low:480×360)
– Adjustable video frame rate (30 fps / 24 fps / 15 fps / 5 fps)
– User defined video frame rate (1-30 fps)
– Still photo capture during video recording
– Realtime video stabilization (can be turned ON/OFF)
– Video disk space counter
– Time lapse video resolution (Full HD: 1080p / HD:720p / VGA: 640×480 / Low:480×360)
– 6x digital zoom
– Video zoom
– Video audio meter (Avg. / Peak signal levels)
– Geo location tagging
– Alignment grids (Thirds / Trisec / Golden / Horizon)
– Front / Back camera support
– Photo date stamp
– Photo time stamp
– Photo location stamp
– Photo Copyright stamp
– Video / time lapse date stamp
– Video / time lapse location stamp
– Video / time lapse Copyright stamp
– Time lapse audio track from iTunes music library
– Flash settings (Auto / On / Off / Torch)
– Front camera flash
– Quick launch notification (allows quick access from the lock screen or notification center)

ProCam is usually $0.99 in the App Store but it’s free right now for a limited time, and it can be downloaded by following the link below in our source section.

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.