Available now on the App Store
Are you losing those special moments to dark grainy photos because the iPhone doesn’t work well in low light? Try NightCap. It captures up to 15x more light than any other app – you’ll be amazed at the improvement!
NightCap is a camera replacement built for high performance around the clock. It’s the first and only app to do real slow shutter photography, not the fake software effect other apps use! That means in low light it performs better than any other app thanks to its unique extended exposure range, producing brighter and more detailed images with less grain.
It provides the best tools available to help you get that perfect shot, night or day. It’s built for ease of use and takes fully automatic photos or if you prefer you can effortlessly set exposure (including manual shutter speed for the first time on iOS), focus and even white balance to different parts of the scene. Just point the camera where you want to set something and lock it with a single tap – it’s extremely easy and intuitive.
NightCap now includes a powerful burst mode that takes a number of photos with a single tap. Fully customizable, it’s perfect for taking group shots or even time-lapse sequences!
Glyn Evans, iPhoneography.com:
“NightCap now lets you shoot day or night, and offers one of the most accurate, yet simplest camera interfaces I’ve used to date.”
Reviewed at 148 apps:
“With a lofty claim of being able to take photos when it’s dark outside, I was a little suspicious of it. It sounded too good to be true and I expected awkward results that were a minor improvement on the built in app. Clearly I was too cynical. NightCap does a surprisingly great job of snapping night time shots, providing the iPhone is held carefully with no risk of shaking.”
Reviewed at iPhone Dark Room
Featured in “Best 6 iPhoneography Camera Replacement Apps” by David Roccato, davidroccato.com
- Automatic or Manual: NightCap works fully automatically when you want speed or simplicity. Automatic but with night mode when you need it. If you want control, class-leading focus, exposure and white balance control is available including true manual exposure in low light.
- Extended Exposure Range: In low light it uses much longer exposure times (up to 15x!) than other apps giving brighter, clearer photos. This is real long exposure not a fake software effect.
- Powerful and Intuitive Camera Control: All the flexibility of separate focus, exposure and white balance targeting and locking, none of the hassle. Just point where you want to focus and tap the focus button to lock. Point elsewhere, lock exposure. Full control, fast and easy operation.
- On-screen exposure and ISO display
- Self-Timer: Whether you’re taking a group photo and want to be in the shot or you’re taking a long exposure shot and want to avoid camera shake, the built in timer with adjustable delay is there for you.
- Full resolution support on every device, photos saved instantly to the Camera Roll.
Left or right handed operation.
- Full EXIF support and geo-tagging.
- If you enable Max Exposure Range on the iPhone 5 with High ISO enabled the camera may stall. We’re investigating, but restarting the app fixes it.
- Focus and exposure control is simple. Use the focus square – the camera focuses and exposes whatever is in that box. Point the camera at the object you want in focus – the square turns green once it’s focused. Tap the “Foc” button to lock. It’s now fixed until you unlock it. Do the same to lock exposure and white balance anywhere in your scene for complete control and perfect photos.
- Manual exposure gives you complete control in low light. In bright light, it automatically reduces exposure if it’s over-exposing (the on-screen indicator turns red to warn you). To avoid this cover the lens until exposure returns to manual control, then lock exposure.
- Photography in very dark conditions isn’t possible without the flash. NightCap will generally work much better than the built-in camera app (and will often work well when the built-in app fails completely), but results depend on the amount of light available.
The camera needs time to focus, and focusing can be slow in very low light. Lock the focus to prevent the camera from re-focusing.
- Longer exposure times mean the camera is more susceptible to shaking. It’s important to hold the camera still when shooting in low light! For best results stabilise yourself against a solid surface, use the self-timer, take several shots and pick the best one, or use a tripod or stand.
- These photos are genuine examples of how much better NightCap is and have not been faked, edited or enhanced in any way.