Moment is known for its fantastic smartphones lenses bringing DSLR like experience on your mobile device. They are releasing a new version of their app to offer you the best photographic experience possible on your phone, even if you don’t own any of their lenses.
The new Moment Pro Camera App is designed to offer advanced camera control with a simple to use interface. Get full control over the ISO setting, the shutter speed, the white balance, and even manual focusing. Other apps offer the same features, but what’s great about the Moment app is that those options are available for both videography and photography, so you won’t have to rely on a different app for each.
When taking pictures, you’re also given a choice to shoot in raw, TIFF, or JPEG. While for videography you’ll get the choice of the frame rate so you can shoot at the traditional 24 fps or 30 fps, but can also push to 120 fps. For owners of phones with dual lenses, you’ll retain full control over both lenses and thus choose which one to use.
Other features I personally enjoyed while testing out the beta version over the past few weeks are the 3D shutter that brings an experience close to what you’d expect with a DSLR. You can half-press the shutter to activate focusing, and then fully press it to trigger the shutter. It works exceptionally well and makes the app that much more user-friendly. Similarly to FiLMic Pro for videography, the Moment Pro Camera App will give you a choice to have the spot meter linked to the focusing point or to split them. This feature works for photography as well, and I personally can’t live without it since I’ve started using it.
Finally, if you use a gimbal and find the stabilization of the phone to be a problem, it can be disabled with a simple click in this app. The design of the interface is straightforward and it makes one wonder why Apple didn’t make some of these improvements to the default camera of the iPhone.
The app is free to download and try, and if you want to access the Pro features, it’ll cost you $2.99 for iOS and only $1.99 for Android.