Camera apps

Moment adds “pro” shooting features to its iOS and Android camera apps

Moment has long offered a simple camera app to go along with its custom smartphone lenses. But now the company has revamped that app into something much more capable, giving you full manual options and more control over your phone’s camera.

The new “Pro” features are available as a $2 in-app purchase on iOS or as part of the fixed $2 app price on Android. Purchasing them allows you to lock ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and other manual controls. The app also lets you take RAW photos and use the shutter button on Moment’s phone case.

Moment co-founder Marc Barros said the app was rebuilt “from the ground up” to be faster and more capable. The company hired a small team of engineers to work on it nine months ago, he said, and they’ve “basically started over” by creating a new version of the Moment app to build on. in the future.

There are a ton of options if you want a manual camera app, and this first version of Moment on a pro camera app probably won’t meet everyone’s needs. But as an app for people who buy into Moment’s lens ecosystem, it makes sense to add more and more powerful features since those users are likely looking for them.