The Hungarian software company DIRE Studio has just launched Technical Camera, a new iOS camera app that’s designed for serious photographers who want a simple yet advanced tool for capturing still photos.
Developer Laszlo Pusztai says he was inspired to create the app because he was frustrated with clutter screens, unorganized storage, the lack of resolution/size adjustments, and clumsy designs in existing camera apps.
The app lacks many of the bells and whistles found packaged with most cameras apps these days. There’s no video, no selfies with the front camera, no AI, and no fancy modes (e.g. panorama or portrait mode or studio lighting).
What the app does have is a sharp focus on creating still photos. The live view itself doesn’t have information or buttons overlaid on it, providing a clean view of what you’re framing.
There are professional-level controls that include manual exposure and focus, compensation and locks, focus peaking, and adjustable auto ISO. Smart Function Keys allow you to put your most used functions at your fingertips. Functions can also be customized: you can do things like change the direction of the shutter speed dial or choose the sides of the screen used for exposure compensation and manual focusing.