NightCap Pro

Jul 17

NightCap Pro
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NightCap Pro is a must have app: it’s the ultimate photo and video camera app for dark or low light situations. It makes your iPhone or iPad camera far more powerful.

It’s a simple one-touch camera that gives dramatically better results - brighter shots, less graininess. It’s finely balanced, easy to use combined with high performance. Add a Light Mode brightness booster, Grain Reduction and 2 powerful extended exposure modes and you have unrivalled, DSLR-like performance.

NightCap Pro can inspire you to create unique and amazing photos (see screenshots). The powerful light boost feature and light trail mode can even capture the movement of stars, a breakthrough for astronomy on iPhone and iPad.

Easy one-touch functions:

• Night Mode puts the camera into a special mode, giving the best possible low light performance
• Light Mode instantly boosts brightness while preserving image detail
• Grain Reduction Mode helps reduce image noise
• Extended Exposure Mode: capture detailed, noise-free low light shots
• Light Trail Mode: perfect for light painting and even astronomy: photograph star trails with unlimited exposure time! See the screenshots for examples.
• Zoom control (camera-style for easy, smooth zoom)

NightCap Pro includes a full set of pro tools too:

• Manual exposure
• Optional high quality JPEG or perfect quality TIFF photos
• Live shutter speed and ISO display
• Quick, separate locking of Exposure (EXP), Focus (FOC) and White Balance (WB)
• On-screen grid to aid composition
• Self-timer
• Burst mode
• Adjust Light Mode and Noise Reduction strength


• Full resolution photo output on all devices
• Full resolution video on all devices
• Long exposure photos in Night Mode (to the maximum your device supports, between 1/3s and 1s)
• Video mode works at 15-30 fps (frame rate reduces dynamically in low light to boost brightness).
• Video mode runs in special, lower resolution modes in Night Mode on newer devices. This dramatically increases brightness in low light. Framerate in Night Mode is 10-30 fps, helping increase brightness even further.


• Hold Steady for a blur-free shot. Tuck your elbows into your ribs and hold your device in both hands for a steady grip, or rest your device on a solid surface.
• The darker it gets, the slower it goes. To increase brightness, NightCap Pro slows the camera down (especially in Night Mode), giving it more time to absorb more light, but it also slows down focusing and makes it easier to blur the photo by moving the camera.
• Video mode may use lower resolution if you turn on Night Mode. If you need HD, use Light Mode or the flash instead.
• No camera works in complete darkness! NightCap Pro needs some light to work its magic.

Tips and support on the web:


• Requires iOS 7
• Compatible with iPhone 4S and later and all camera equipped iPads

Release Notes

New in NightCap Pro 5.1:

• Many more fixes and improvements -

New in NightCap Pro 5.0:

** Light Boost is now called NightCap Pro **

It’s the very best of NightCap and Light Boost in one amazing app plus some stunning new features:

1. Two ultra long exposure modes. Tap shutter to start, tap again to end - exposure time is unlimited. These combine many images to create longer exposures:

• Extended exposure mode - Noise free, detailed long exposures
• Light trail mode - Star trails, light painting, moving traffic

2. Instant Shutter: photo taking is now instant at all times

3. Self timer: 1-10 seconds with audible countdown

4. Burst mode

5. On-screen grid to aid composition

6. Geotagging (saves photo location)

7. Optional high quality JPEG or perfect quality TIFF photos

Please note: NightCap Pro requires iOS 7.

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App Details

  • Version 5.1
  • Created by
  • Sold by Chris Wood
  • Released on December 12, 2013
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • $1.99
  • universal This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Age Rating: 4+
  • Categories: Photo & Video & Utilities

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Supported Devices

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