X

Even with cool features and an intuitive interface, the issues are too much to ignore (pictures)

In a sea of photo editing apps at the App Store, ProCamera 7 wants to be <i>the</i> camera app for the iPhone, but it still has some problems.

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani

Jason Cipriani

See full bio

ProCamera_7_View_Finder.jpg
1 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Familiarity

ProCamera 7's camera user interface is familiar enough for anyone who has taken a photo in the default Camera app to begin using the app immediately after installing.
ProCamera_7_Menu-Bug.jpg
2 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Features!

Tapping on the Menu button reveals different features and settings for snapping a photo. Notice how the viewfinder blacked out when I opened the menu on this occasion? This is one of many odd bugs I experienced when testing the app.
ProCamera_7_Editing.jpg
3 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Editing

You do have control over filters and various photo editing tools, but the tools aren't intuitive and often left me wanting more.
ProCamera_7_Bug.jpg
4 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Buggy

This is one example of the screen freaking out on me. Here I simply tapped on the auto-exposure ring and this was the result.
ProCamera_7_Lightroom.jpg
5 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Lightroom is a must

Enable Lightroom in the app's settings by tapping on More, followed by Lightroom. This forces the app to save your photos within the app, preventing your camera roll from being overrun by photos (especially if you use the rapid-fire feature of ProCamera 7).
ProCamera_7_Guide.jpg
6 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

The complete guide

The guide included in the Settings section of ProCamera 7 is the most thorough guide I've seen within an app. It's well-done and can be a huge help to those less familiar with common icons and settings. Use it.
ProCamera_7_Bezerk.jpg
7 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Not a filter

While this looks like a pretty sweet shot and filter effect, it's not. This occurred after tapping on the shutter button with rapid fire enabled. A reboot of my iPhone 5S was required to get the app to work properly again.
ProCamera_7_Settings.jpg
8 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Settings

The settings screen includes many useful options. Here you can adjust various levels and options quickly and easily.
ProCamera_7_Free_Filters.jpg
9 of 9 Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Filters

A Facebook Like for some free filters? Sure, I'm in.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

93 Photos
Rolls-Royce's Second Boat Tail Is Brown and Beautiful

More Galleries

Rolls-Royce's Second Boat Tail Is Brown and Beautiful

62 Photos
The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

More Galleries

2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

53 Photos
'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

More Galleries

'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

40 Photos
2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

More Galleries

2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

13 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

80 Photos