NightCap Camera

NightCap Camera

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 9.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Chris Wood
  • Compatibility: Android
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422 Ratings
$ 1.99

NightCap Camera App

NightCap Camera is a powerful app that takes amazing low light and night photos, videos and 4K time lapse. Long exposure produces beautiful photos in low light and unique Astronomy modes capture the stars, Northern Lights (Aurora) and more! Do you find your photos and videos dark and grainy in low light? NightCap will help by unlocking the full potential of your iPhone or iPad's camera. AI camera control makes it easy by automatically setting optimum focus and exposure for a brighter, clearer shot. All you need to do is hold steady and tap the shutter. If you prefer manual control then instant gesture based adjustment is always available, and special camera modes give you DSLR like results. You can even shoot photos, videos and time lapse in black and white if you want to. Try Long Exposure mode for amazing motion blur effects and reduced image noise in low light. NightCap has an ISO Boost feature that allows 4x higher ISO than any other app, producing much brighter low light photos with low noise in Long Exposure mode! Light Trails mode preserves moving lights - ideal for moving traffic at night, fireworks or light painting. These modes are stunning when combined with HD or 4K time lapse! There are 4 dedicated astrophotography camera modes. Stars Mode is ideal for a starry sky or Northern / Southern Lights (Aurora), or leave your device capturing in Star Trails Mode and watch the stars paint circles in the sky! There are also modes for easy photography of the International Space Station (ISS) and meteors (shooting stars). Visit nightcapcamera.com for tutorials. Features: • Video recording with special Night Mode and full manual control. • Time lapse recording with adjustable speed, long exposure and light trails support and up to 4K resolution on iPhone 6s or newer or 1080p HD on older devices. • Aidie, a fully automatic AI camera operator chooses the optimum camera settings for you automatically, meaning brighter, clearer photos in low light with less risk of blurring the shot. All you need to do is hold steady and tap the shutter. • AI enhanced focusing in very low light for fast, reliable focus. • Automatic camera modes for Meteors (shooting stars), ISS (International Space Station), stars and star trails make these difficult tasks easy. • Innovative manual camera controls designed for photographers: intuitive gesture-based control of exposure, ISO, focus and even white balance. Simply swipe to adjust. • Long Exposure mode: Capture detailed, noise-free low light shots. • Light Trails mode: Perfect for light painting and even astronomy: photograph star trails with unlimited exposure time! • ISO Boost allows up to 4x higher ISO than any other app. • Light Boost instantly boosts brightness while preserving image detail. • Noise Reduction Mode helps reduce image noise. • 8x Zoom control (camera-style for easy, smooth zoom). • Full Apple Watch support with live preview and control of the main app features.

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NightCap Camera app reviews

  • Awesome 5/5

    By Lilcris 666
    Love it
  • Great app!! 5/5

    By Ur whack
    I used this app to capture the Aurora here in Alaska, it worked great! Definitely use a tripod for best results though. I love this app!! I can't wait to try it out some more!!! 🤗 also if you're getting black pics you probably have it on the front camera, I've done it a few times lol.
  • Night cap excellent app, thank you 5/5

    By Divamer
    I love it
  • Great app 5/5

    By sb52m
    Easy to use UI, manual control of camera settings, cool capture modes.
  • Phenomenal app 5/5

    By Ears of an Eclectic
    Beautiful. A must for any scientifically minded photographer.
  • Vastly More Powerful Than The iOS Camera 5/5

    By Leica-Fan
    I’ve used this app routinely for years. It allows me to choose iso, shutter speed, color balance, and manual focus, as I shoot allowing me to shoot pictures in situations and low light the iOS built in app doesn’t come close to allowing. It also has built in intervalvometer shooting, tools astronomy photographers love, and full exposure controls while shooting video, too. Unhesitatingly recommend this app.
  • Very impressed 5/5

    By Dalvrin
    There are so many functions to this app it’s quite amazing. It truly delivers the SLR experience into your iPhone, even if you don’t have any experience with an SLR camera. Very easy to use and intuitive. The supportive website also guide you through the functions. A must buy if you are curious about photography and are just starting out.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Almighty Bex
    Cool as icecream
  • No way these ratings are legit. 1/5

    By Mohawke
    Absolute garbage. It brightens the image but I could do that and images are really grainy as I expected them to be. Don’t believe me? Buy it and find out.
  • Great night and low light app 5/5

    By EnglishRugbyFan
    This is the app I have been looking for. Great price for what you can accomplish on night photography and low light shoots.
  • Overcharged me for app 1/5

    By BurntToACrisp
    Charged me $12.88 for a $1.99 app.....WTH?
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By bailawhales
    I have an iPhone 6s and am using the most current IOS but every time I try to open the app it just crashes and sends me back to my home screen.
  • Waste of time and money 1/5

    By Anne Isip
    worst app I've ever purchased
  • Low light photos with app inferior to iPhone X 2/5

    By ilovegoodmovies
    Low light photos with this app are vastly inferior to the iPhone X stock app. You see much more grain on this app.
  • Magic 5/5

    By hpwooten
    This app is pure magic. I can’t believe that I’m now able to take such fantastic low light photos on my phone. The UI could be improved, but it’s a very minor point compared to the jaw-dropping effectiveness of this app. Very well done.
  • No Difference 1/5

    By Touchdowns🏈
    Next to no difference from your original camera, waste of purchase
  • Wish I could get a refund 1/5

    By Zoeysma77
    I hate this app. The UI is confusing. Not for amateur photographers. Pictures come out worse than plain camera. Tutorials are frustrating. Can’t get refund from Apple. Waste of my money.
  • Astounding, brilliant, 5/5

    By Neal415
    Best app ever. Great job. Great long exposure shots (iPhone X)from this app. Nighttime rocket launches, aircraft, just set to “light trails” set 3 sec timer, touch screen to focus and take pic. Left on for full 4-5 mins, got amazing shot.
  • Doesn’t work? 1/5

    By Jessieminden
    I bought this specifically for the recent meteor shower. I could see shooting stars/ meteors all over the night sky and yet The Meteor function was unable to capture any of them. So basically it didn’t work and I feel like I wasted my money even if it was only a couple bucks.
  • Fantastic for star photography 5/5

    By Ed Hendel
    This app is so much better than the default Camera app for night photos. I love taking pictures of the stars out in the desert. Thank you so much for this app!
  • It’s all I use 5/5

    By Wes Inman
    Absolutely great, worth 100x it’s modest cost. I use NightCap for astrophotography with my Iphone5s and no other app will allow me to take great photos at night OR day. If you want an app that works in low light, this is the best!
  • I have tried 8 others, both paid and free; this app should be $20 easy 5/5

    By Chris Cook NCPA
    ... i dont write reviews-ever- but if you want a true nightvision camera app, you literally wont find better- ive tried so many. What this app does with low light i honestly thought couldnt be done on a phone (i have android too). 100% man- worth every penny and then some- you ahould totally charge more... Great job - I hope this is your FT job bc if this is your work and its just a hobby, I’d think about a career change!
  • Awesome Control 5/5

    By Phreephorm
    I'm a professional photographer and I love the control I have over these pictures. I don't carry my Nikon everywhere, but I do carry my iPhone and this app does an amazing job!
  • #1 App on my iPhone 5/5

    By BDMurph
    I have to honestly say, this is by far the best app I have ever downloaded for my iPhone. It has completely changed my life. I cannot express how thankful I am for this app for helping me follow my dream of being an aspiring Astrophotographer. With this app I didn’t have to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars for camera equipment to photograph the stars. Now I can do it with my iPhone 5s and NightCapPro. Best 2$ I spent my whole life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • Pretty impressive 5/5

    By No Spring Chicken 66
    This app impressed me. There are some good camera apps out there, but this one specializes in low-light pix and does it very well. It allows for very long exposures and high ISOs, and seems to use pixel averaging to minimize graininess. I can actually capture things in photos that are too faint to see with the naked eye, which is a little freaky (I could see Orion's shield in the photo but not when I looked at Orion directly). It does help to go over the manual—in particular, it helps to use it in bright light for a bit so that its AI can "learn," but that didn't take long. An app that found its niche and owns it.
  • Really cool app 5/5

    By Dreezy bug
    Really fun app! Props to the developrers! Thank you!
  • Good For night photos 4/5

    By animallover27
    I haven’t spent a lot of time playing with this app, but I have noticed that it greatly helps me get better nighttime photos 🙂
  • Night stars app. 1/5

    By Juytgvvffhh
    I spent time and money, and traveled to Goblin Valley to take star pictures. I bought a tripod and the iPhone 8 plus. What a disappointment! Nothing but dark pictures, no stars. I even tried longer exposures than the programmed app, that also failed. What a waste if time and money!
  • Awesome App 5/5

    By Cwr360
    Definitely love this app. Clarity is pretty neat and the ability to do a lot with the features.
  • It's now an amazing app that lives up to its promise! 5/5

    By AstroPaul
    FANTASTIC! Updating my critical 3-star review of a previous version of this app. I believe it is important for users who have left pointed or somewhat negative reviews to update them when an app improves! The developer has worked magic on this. It's now a definite 5-star app. The Nightcap Camera app is truly amazing. It's clear that the developer is an amateur astronomer -- or, at least, knows what is needed to capture well constellations, the ISS, star trails, meteor showers. etc. While I still get several shots that are far too dark (not sure what is going on with that), I have also gotten incredible shots of constellations, the ISS and other satellites, and even mini-star trails (haven't gone for the gold, yet, on that score, with long exposures!). INTERFACE AND SUGGESTIONS The interface is intuitive and markedly improved. The app responds fluidly. The app automatically saves to the built-in camera roll. I do not know if there's a way of directly moving from the app to the roll; if possible, it should be included. The online tutorials are also great. Do wish, though, that the developer would incorporate more of the extended tutorials into a built-in help system -- that way, one wouldn't have to go online to read them. (The PDFs for the tutorials, which can be downloaded into iBooks, and read offline, end up with too small text to be readable on the iPhone!) Suggestion: one tutorial makes too bold a statement that flashing lights are airplanes and not satellites! However, certain Iridium satellites and different rocket boosters are tumbling and show intermittent flashes or on-off patterns. So, that statement should be modified. To the developer's credit, there are short explanations *within* the app when you tap on a mode. However, it would be helpful if the developer would provide an option to turn OFF those explanations because they overlay the screen and block the view of the Sky! They must be sent away each time. Once a user is familiar with the app, he or she doesn't need to see those any more. (Don't misunderstand this. They should still be available within the app or left on, if the user wishes.) I still recommend that the tutorials and the app's website include more explicit caveats -- they still give the impression that all one has to do is open up the app, tap, and you will automatically get amazing night sky shots. While that is absolutely now much closer to being a reality, you will still need to take several photographs, change the position of the camera (use one of the mini tripods that come with a smartphone holder), and experiment. Still, the magic often comes easily. RESULTS You do not need dark skies to get good results! In mag 4-4.5 skies, using Nightcap, I can photograph stars a magnitude fainter and capture constellations, the ISS, etc. While that's not nearly as deep as a digital camera with manual controls can go under those same skies, it beats the straight out-of-the-box iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, which CANNOT photograph the night sky at all! Nightcap makes night sky, beginning astrophotography, possible. Note: The results you achieve will still depend upon sky conditions, which vary greatly from night to night, and even from hour to hour, or minute to minute, on a single night. Many nights have much greater *transparency* during which you can see -- and photograph -- many more stars! Note: If you want to use a regular digital camera, be sure it's one that permits high ISOs (400+) with long exposures; many, irritatingly, limit ISO to 80 or 100 whenever the exposures are set for over 1 second, and end up doing a poor job capturing the stars. In fact, Nightcap Camera outperforms such digicams as it can go to ISO 3200 and it handles noise especially well. OTOH, with a digicam that can go to, say, ISO 800 with a 15-second exposures, you can readily capture mag 8 stars with colors and even show the brightest clusters and nebulae -- without a telescope! NIGHT SKY STAR MODES Nevertheless, Nightcap provides clear advantages over most digital cameras because they do not typically even have night sky photography modes. There are a few Canon cameras that have a Star Mode and can do star trails, but Nightcap provides more modes (ISS, Stars, Meteor, Star Trails, etc.) and they are readily accessible with a single tap. IN USE What is also amazing about the app is that it renders the night sky well on the iPhone's screen itself -- a form of live view! Many digital cameras cannot do that and, those that can, do not show more than one or two of the brightest stars. With Nightcap, especially in ISS mode, one can literally see the night sky and stars appear on the display. CONCLUSION If you have any interest at all in capturing the night sky, with stars, using your iPhone or iPad, this is the app to get. It is well worth its low cost! Buying it also supports its continued development and rewards the developer for a job well done. Indeed, Apple should buy this app and incorporate its features into its own camera app! It's that well designed!
  • Wouldn't save photos 1/5

    By Vvvcmts
    Wouldn't save to my photos even though settings were correct. 😞
  • That’s a This is a trap 1/5

    By Michael 20176789
    This app will change your bill every month 1.99
  • Amazing app with DSLR controls! 5/5

    By Ace Combat Legend
    For the longest time, I have been unable to pursue one of my favorite hobbies, due in large part to the cost of DSLR cameras. I'm of course talking about astrophotography. However, with this app, I have finally been able to take amazing images through my Meade ETX-125 with unparalleled detail. M45 looks absolutely stunning, the nebulosity in the Orion Nebula is amazing, and I have even caught the dark area of the Black Eye Galaxy! The controls on the app are a breeze to use, and anyone from the newest photographer to the professional can use this in minutes. And with the help of the built in AI, those new to photography need only tap a few things and they'll achieve amazing photographs. There are so many things that I could say about the app and how I could praise it. But I will just say that this is worth every cent!
  • Great app 5/5

    By HADBlanco
    I totally love this app because I have found this one by reading an article on the best photo apps rated. It does what it stated and plus at a professional grade.
  • Good overall 4/5

    By kv10048
    I really like this app and tried photographing using a few different settings. I'm looking forward to trying to capture pictures of the stars at night. My only complaint is that it dropped my battery about 20% in 10 minutes. Any way this can be improved?
  • Don't like 1/5

    By Sense1209
    I don't like
  • Fake Reviews? 1/5

    By Walkingonsunshine1
    I downloaded this app, the tutorial on line. No matter what settings I tried nothing worked. It was so grainy and just poor quality over all. Buyer beware.
  • Amazing!! 5/5

    By 57&young
    This App is amazing. Very useful tool for IPhone Thx guys!!
  • Good 5/5

    By Noom bannok
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  • Excellent app. Great photos. 5/5

    By Dakota625
    This is a great app. It does exactly what it is supposed to do. I initially gave four stars because of a perceived flaw, but the developers cared enough to reply to my initial review and really helped me out. Thanks.
  • Amazing, highly recommend 5/5

    By Emerzz Reviews
    This app is a game changer. I got this app to take pictures of the night sky and I got amazing results. Once you get the hang of it you can take pictures like never before! Get this app!
  • Great app! 5/5

    By tjfromwisconsin
    Awesome!!!!!
  • Very Cool 5/5

    By ARothmanMusic
    It takes a bit to get the hang of, but once you've got the basics down this little app is amazingly powerful and takes unique photos. I set it on light trails mode tonight and got some unbelievable shots of the fireflies in my back yard!
  • Excellent Night Photography App 5/5

    By CallieCheveaux
    Thank you, Chris, for your kind and patient explanation regarding my misunderstanding. I have now rated the app back up where it rightfully belongs. I was unsure how to get a response, but now I see I simply needed to ask, not mess with the rating. Thank you again. 💖👍🏻
  • Great app 5/5

    By Fuzz-655
    A really good app for iPhones. Great if you want to get similar quality pictures of that of a regular camera. With customizable settings for ISO, aperture, etc. it is a great all around product. And app developer is really good in engaging with his audience, as he has helped me a lot and helped to get me noticed. 😀
  • Awesome! 5/5

    By HoBo cycling
    Don't believe it? Search for #nightcappro or #nightcapproapp on Instagram or Twitter to see the results. Also check @NightCapApp and see the postings people have made. Many udpates, super customer support. Have tried several other low light apps and aways come back to this one. Best iPhone night sky app period. Key is phone needs to be still and use your headphones as a shutter switch. Works great in dim light too not just for the sky. ATTENTION: The May 24th 2017 update is unbelievable! Can't say enough about the app. Like I posted above Please look on the developers web site for photos, check twitter / Instagram really it's pushing the iPhone camera to the limit. Photos are awesome!
  • This is the BEST 5/5

    By Richard Ma yq
    This app demonstrates what good developers are. You don't need to worry this app will stop update and kinda disappear after you purchase it like some other apps. However, (iPhone 5s heats up really really fast while using this app, like 10sec, but my iPod touch doesn't, so it's probably a bug)
  • This app is amazing! 5/5

    By _Ian_
    This is the best imaging application I have seen. It is easy to use and works! What more can I say? It works! Star trails, long exposure star field images, amazing time lapse videos of the night sky, fine control of ISO, exposure, focus and zoom. I just wish a $3000 DSLR had these type of features and was as easy to use. Thanks for creating this jewel!
  • Nice 5/5

    By Stevo642
    Used ISS mode and got a great shot 1st try. Recommend
  • Please check focus for iPhone 7+ 4/5

    By 85fcab
    This is one of my favorite camera apps! It makes night cityscapes 10x better. Thanks for updating to have support for the 7+!!! I still use it off my 5s and the focus and sharpness is perfect. Please update focus for the 7 plus! Focus is still a bit off on the 7+ wide angle at 100 focus. Tele lens seems to work perfectly.

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