Camera-M is designed to do one thing and one thing exceptionally well — to help you capture beautiful photos with incredibly powerful and precise manual camera controls. There are no filters to be distracted by, or additional purchases to worry about. Instead, there is a well-thought-out and beautiful interface that keeps irrelevant elements out of your way.

– Focus Tracking powered by the Machine Learning framework*
– Depth Photo mode with f/1.0 aperture simulation*
– Dual Photo mode with simultaneous wide-angle and telephoto lens shots*
– Focus Peaking with 4x Magnifier powered by Metal framework*
– Live Highlight and Shadow Alerts for clipped areas
– Live RGB and RGB Luminance histograms
– Manual Gray Card mode for a precise White Balance point
– Minimized Compression option for HEIF and JPEG image files*
– Complete Exif metadata support
– Golden Hour widget with sunrise/sunset and sun position indicators
– Designed for proper user experience in landscape orientation
– Fully optimized for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
– True one-handed operation on all iPhone models
– Built and optimized for incredibly quick launches

– Manual focus control
– Focus Tracking powered by Machine Learning framework*
– Focus Peaking powered by Metal framework*
– 4x Magnifier with full support for panning
– Macro and Scene presets for fast switching between the focus modes

– Manual exposure bias control with exposure offset gauge
– Live Highlight and Shadow Alerts for clipped areas
– Manual ISO and Exposure Duration adjustments
– ISO priority mode with semi-automatic Exposure Duration
– Exposure Duration priority mode with semi-automatic ISO
– Live RGB and RGB Luminance histograms

– Manual White Balance temperature control
– Manual Red and Green tint control
– Gray Card mode for complete control over setting a precise White Balance point
– Live RGB Luminance histogram
– Tungsten, Fluorescent, Daylight, Cloudy and Shade presets

– View the entire collection of photo albums on your device
– Exif Summary provides a quick and convenient look at standard metadata information
– Map Data with compass heading and elevation level
– Beautiful and informative RGB and RGB Luminance histograms
– Full Exif metadata dictionary displays every available technical detail associated with an image

– Digital zoom with 10x range
– Available manual switching between wide-angle and telephoto lenses on devices with dual cameras

– RAW with optional high resolution JPEG preview and optical image stabilization*
– Optional saving of original Depth Photo image file with corresponding depth data information*
– Live Photo*
– HEIF with Standard and Minimized Compression*
– JPEG with Standard and Minimized Compression
– P3 Wide Color Gamut support*

– Depth Photo*
– Dual Photo*
– Live Photo*
– Single Shot
– Burst Mode
– Timer Mode with 2/5/10/30 second increments

– Straightforward access to geo location status
– Horizon level with available pitch tracking and flat options
– Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio, Quadrant and Square grids
– Exact technical specifications for the camera modules on a current device

– Quick access to several key functions and modes
– Displays accurate sunrise/sunset and Golden Hour information for current location
– Displays current sun position for a better visual reference

Camera-M is powered exclusively by native APIs and frameworks. There are no dependencies on outside sources. Zero. So, you can count on Camera-M to be consistent and efficient, down to its small download size. Best of all, Camera-M launches without any hesitation. Every single time.

We hope you enjoy taking amazing photos with Camera-M!

* These features are available on supported devices only.

What's New

Version 2.0.1

This update improves overall performance and addresses minor issues.

Camera-M Version 2.0

• Those of you, who are fortunate enough to own the new iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max, will be happy to know that Camera-M has added full support for those gorgeous displays. Everything works just as it should!

• Fully optimized for iOS 12. As always, Camera-M continues to adhere exclusively to native APIs and Frameworks. And for this version, we have gone the extra mile to ensure that absolutely everything is up to par — from code written entirely in latest Swift syntax — to making countless minute optimizations, in order to take full advantage of improved system performance — courtesy of iOS 12. And of course, with this update, Camera-M continues to launch incredibly quickly, even with the more responsive controls.

• Updated UI for iOS 12. Numerous icons and UI elements have been updated to better fit the overall look and feel of iOS 12 and the new iPhone models. We hope you like these new pixel-perfect iterations, as much as we do.

• Improved Focus Tracking. Camera-M now provides a noticeably smoother and more responsive user experience, when following a subject of interest with Focus Tracking.

• Portrait Effects Matte for Depth Mode* This will blow your mind. The very moment you see your photos taken with Portrait Effects Matte. This feature is automatically activated in Depth Mode, when your device detects a face, as the subject of interest. Photos taken with PEM contain a much higher resolution depth map, which produces a beautifully detailed segmentation mask. Combined with our custom background blur — up to the simulated f/1.0 — your photos will have a stunning level of detail between the subject and the background bokeh.

Portrait Effects Matte map is saved along with the standard image depth map information for editing outside of Camera-M. You can also save the photos without the option to edit, by choosing Processed Depth Photo.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know at

* This feature is available on supported devices only.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
638 Ratings
638 Ratings

Latest update is snappy, but glitchy

I’ve been using Camera-M for some time now, since its quick-loading, responsive interface won me over after having used some of the other “pro” camera apps. The latest update continues the trend of emphasizing responsiveness and speed in development, but there seems to be a pretty major glitch: after taking a depth photo, tapping the gallery icon to view it brings up a white rectangle for a preview. Zooming in on the image a little causes it to display correctly, but this bug is a frustrating one because it takes an otherwise very efficient app and makes part of your workflow with it feel clumsy and inefficient.

Developer Response

Thank you for your kind words and the constructive feedback, dalahäst. Camera-M does indeed save the depth map, when using the “Normal Depth Photo” setting. We think the confusion is the result of not seeing the depth effect being automatically applied/enabled, when viewing a depth photo in the default iOS Photos app, or attempting to edit it elsewhere.

As you may know, the current version of Camera-M provides 2 options for depth photo saving. “Processed Depth Photo” applies the depth effect to a captured photo, without an option to edit or disable it at a later time. “Normal Depth Photo” option attaches a corresponding depth map information to a photo on non-permanent basis — which allows for it to be edited or disabled, as needed. Our intentions with this approach, were to give Camera-M’s users more control over how they wanted to store their depth photos.

In hindsight, it is obvious that this system may, at times, cause confusion. So, a reworked and a more straightforward method is in the works.

We hope to resolve any existing confusion with an updated version very soon. In the meantime, please, remember that once you turn on a photo’s Portrait effect in the Photos app — you will be able to view and edit the photo’s depth effect in your favorite photo editing app. Enabling the effect will also correctly place the photo in the Portrait album. We appreciate you choosing Camera-M. And once again, thank you for your valuable feedback, dalahäst!

UPDATE: Version 2.0.1 have addressed the Depth photo display issue. Please confirm and let us know if you have any other concerns.

Simpson Design

Absolutely fantastic!

Camera-M just overtook every other camera app I have installed as my primary go-to for photography on iOS. This app is exquisitely designed and a joy to use. The built in guides are great at clarifying the bevy of features this app offers. I love the focus peaking and tracking, the intuitive, accessible controls and the clear feedback interactions (love the half-screen flash to indicate a reset completed). All in all Camera-M delivers the fit and finish I've been looking for in a camera app but haven't found... until now!


Responsive Developer

Initially – though I like this app very much - I rated it one star because it kept prompting me over, and over, and over again to rate the app. Asking more than once is annoying; asking more than twice is obnoxious – especially for an app I’ve paid for.

The developer explained, however, that this problem is created by Apple, not the developer. That being so, I am revising my review. This app is full-featured, with a user-friendly interface and excellent controls.

Developer Response

We are sorry for your frustration. We are using standard rating method for iOS, which figures out when to prompt within its own boundaries, that we have no control over. If you believe Camera-M deserves a 1 star rating due to this prompt and you are very unhappy with the app, you are welcome to request a refund.


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Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch.
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