iOS 5 Camera: More Control, Built-in Editor in iPhone’s New Camera App

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A new camera is app is coming to your iPhone soon as part of the iOS 5 update. Apple unveiled iOS 5 at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today. The new camera app allows users to control the picture taking process and edit photos immediately without using third-party apps.

Until now, iPhone users have had to rely on apps such as Camera+ to control their shots. The iPhone’s built-in Camera app lacked basic settings and controls commonly found on other apps and dedicated point-and-shoot cameras.

For the first time, the iPhone Camera app will have a physical shutter. iPhone users will be able to snap a photo by pressing the volume up button while in landscape mode. This should lead to steadier shots compared to tapping at the screen to take a photo.

iPhone users will now be able to perform basic edits with the Camera app rather than relying on third-party apps. At WWDC, Apple demonstrated how the new iOS 5 camera app can be used to fix lighting issues, such as flash overexposure.

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Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.


  1. Anonymous

    06/06/2011 at 7:13 pm

    Oh the irony , didn’t Apple banned one app for doing that !!!

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