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“Cortex Camera Takes Great Low Light iPhone Photos”
-Lifehacker

“In my experience, I found that Cortex Camera greatly reduced noise in low-light conditions. And I was able to get crisp shots without the need for a stand or tripod.”
-CNET

Cortex Camera improves on your device’s already excellent camera to achieve quality that rivals a DSLR. It combines dozens of exposures to create a single noise free, high resolution photo. If you want the best quality for a static scene and you aren't carrying a bulky DSLR with you, Cortex Cam is an excellent alternative.

PLEASE NOTE that while a tripod is not required, the camera must be held steady and your subject must be still for the duration of the exposure, which takes 2-10 seconds with default settings.

In addition to the image quality benefits mentioned above, Cortex Cam also enables long exposure effects such as motion blur and soft water. Switch off the "remove motion blur" option to capture these effects.

Cortex Cam is all about achieving the best image quality possible on a mobile device. It uses RAW data (when available) to increase sharpness and image detail. Professional exposure controls (including shutter priority, ISO priority, and full manual) enable great photos even in the most challenging lighting situations. It may not replace your DSLR (or the default camera app for that matter), but for certain situations you will find it indispensable.

- Advanced image processing techniques combine information from multiple frames to remove noise and increase resolution.
- Motion compensation enables hand-held long exposure photography.
- The “enhance shadows” option brightens dark areas of your photos without making them look unnatural or processed.
- Uses RAW data as input to increase sharpness and image detail (iPhone 6s, 7, 6s plus, 7 plus, SE and iPad Pro only).
- Supports JPEG or TIFF file formats.
- Supports telephoto lens on iPhone 7 plus.
- Manually choose to combine 10-99 frames or let Cortex Cam automatically determine number of frames.
- Includes support for front camera, shutter timer, and grid overlay.
- Most of all, image quality! The majority of development time has been spent on making image quality unreasonably good for a mobile device.

Image resolution depends on which device you’re using:

iPhone 6s, 6s plus, 7, 7 plus: 27 megapixels
iPhone 5s, 6, 6 plus: 18 megapixels
iPhone 5: 12.5 megapixels
iPhone 4s, iPad 3, and iPod touch 5G: 8 megapixels
iPad 2: 2 megapixels

Follow @CortexCamera on twitter for more Cortex Camera goodness!

What's New

Version 2.12

Version 2.12:
* Option to switch between raw and video input (video input was used prior to version 2.1)
* Several raw improvements: fixed purple artifacts in very low light, auto detect contrast, fixed enhance shadows brightening too much near edges

Version 2.11:
* Fixed crash on iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 plus

Version 2.1:
* Cortex Cam now uses raw data as input! Using raw data allows for even better image detail and improved zooming. Raw data is only available on devices with 13 MP cameras. Note that Cortex Cam processes the raw data to produce a JPG or TIFF image and does not currently output raw images.
* Support for TIFF format
* Option to use telephoto lens on iPhone 7 plus
* Fixed front camera on iPhone 7, fixed countdown timer, improved focus reliability, and many other bug fixes

Customer Reviews

Editors' Notes

Multiple shots combine for your clearest low-light photos yet.

Takes the best quality photos of any app

The FLB

I’ve tried and reviewed many apps that claim to improve the image quality.
In a side by side test cortex is the best. Miles ahead of the built in camera app.
Having said that it’s best for tripod work. However if you have a steady hand you can also get great noise free shots handheld

The additions of also being able to set iso, shutter or exposure compensation is also great but neatly hidden away if you don’t need.

Testing against other well known apps this app can produce better shots with its stacking technique than even the best RAW apps

The only draw back is the images are a little soft sometimes but you can easily sharpen later in your favourite app. Also the auto white is often vastly different if you choose to stack raw pics or video option in settings. My preference for best image is stacking raw

Awesome

EveryoneListensToMe

It is a great camera app, being able to take photos like this really makes anything look great (provided u can hold it still enough) and being able to adjust things yourself is even better. I would like to see an updated GUI though, as it isn't really the nicest thing to look at

Information

Seller
John Corcoran
Size
3.4 MB
Category
Photo & Video
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© John Kevin Corcoran
Price
$4.49

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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