I'm looking for an app that lets me take long exposures of 10 seconds or more. This can either be one long exposure, or multiple shorter exposures, like 0.5 seconds, combined together by the app.

This is on the iPhone 5s running iOS 8. Not jailbroken, and don't intend to.

The app needs to have a timer to avoid camera shake caused by pressing the shutter button.

  • Do you have a jailbreak? and what iOS version are you running?
    – Rob
    Jan 15, 2014 at 8:51
  • Are you looking for something like Slow Shutter Cam (itunes.apple.com/us/app/slow-shutter-cam/id357404131?mt=8)?
    – 0942v8653
    Jan 15, 2014 at 15:15
  • Thanks. Slow Shutter Cam doesn't work for me. I seem to get blown out highlights in Low-light mode even with an exposure of just 1 sec. I contacted the developer, who didn't respond after a week or two, so I have to look for other apps. Any suggestions? Jan 16, 2014 at 9:27
  • You'll not get the same result using 1 pict of 5s than 10 picts of 0.5s... Mar 3, 2014 at 9:59
  • not sure if you're trying to increase light capture/exposure, or movement. did you try the other app by slowshutter's author? itunes.apple.com/us/app/night-modes/id572215621?mt=8 Sep 23, 2014 at 22:19

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I use NightCap. Did you tried it?

  • Yes, but it unfortunately has the same limit. Nov 4, 2014 at 5:35

If you're on iOS 8, the new camera API made possible by Apple allows true manual exposure control over the pictures taken. I would suggest Manual - Custom exposure camera. It's a really good replacement for the native camera app as well.

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