Slow Shutter Cam Photo & Video App Review (iOS, $0.99)


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Seller: Cogitap Software

Slow Shutter Cam goes iOS 7!!!

We’re really happy to bring you this completely redesigned version of Slow Shutter Cam which includes tons of new features. We hope you'll like it!

● Dramatically improved output quality and full resolution support on all devices

● Ability to pause and resume capture (To get behaviour of previous version, please select the ‘Auto Edit and Clear’ workflow in app settings).

● The Automatic capture mode has been renamed Motion Blur and now includes a very versatile Blur Strength adjustment.

● The Manual capture mode has been renamed Low Light and now includes a powerful Exposure Boost adjustment.

● Zoom (Not available for some Picture Quality).

● Tap to focus and to adjust exposure (Double tap screen to reset).

● Basic image edition.

● Additional Shutter Speed (now named Capture Duration) and Sensitivity options.

By the way, every time we release a new version, we loose all our ratings on the App Store which negatively affects our sales. Thus, we would REALLY appreciate if you could update your rating on the App Store (simply tap the ‘Rate or Review on App Store’ button in the app settings). Many thanks!!!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
194 Ratings
All Versions:
1630 Ratings
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Slow Shutter Cam brings new life into your device's photo toolbox by letting you capture a variety of amazing slow shutter speed effects that you only thought you could get with a DSLR. Continue reading to learn why you should download this app today!


■ Featured by Apple in "App Store Essentials: Camera & Photography" and "Extraordinary Photo Apps"

■ Nominated for the 2010 and 2011 "Best App Ever Award - Best Photo App"

■ Recently mentioned by the NY Times


"It’s one of those rare photography apps that creates effects that few others are capable of, and it does it easily and with better results."
— Marty Yawnick, Life In LoFi


How many times have you tried to capture artful images with your iPhone camera but were left wishing you had more features to work with? Slow Shutter Cam puts an end to mere snapshots and gives you some of the most powerful features of a DSLR camera. All this, in a package that fits in your pocket.

Slow Shutter Cam offers three capture modes to capture unique images:

MOTION BLUR: Equivalent to the shutter priority mode on a DSLR, the Motion Blur mode is perfect for creating ghost images, waterfall effects or suggesting movement in your photographs by adding a blur.

LOW LIGHT: In low light conditions, this capture mode allows the camera to accumulate every photon of light hitting the sensor. The longer the shutter speed, the more light it will accumulate. You can even fine-tune the result using the exposure compensation slider to achieve the exact effect you want!

LIGHT TRAIL: The Light Trail mode allows you to 'paint' with light, show car light trails and fireworks or capture any other moving light in a unique way. Unlike shooting with a DSLR and being tied to specific rigid settings to obtain good results, the Light Trail mode takes care of the essentials, letting your creativity soar!


● Full resolution (on every devices)
● Real time live preview
● Innovative 'Freeze' control
● Exposure compensation
● Tap to adjust focus/exposure
● Exposure lock (from shot to shot)
● Handy Self-Timer

With Slow Shutter Cam on your iPhone or iPod touch you get the features of a DSLR camera with the convenience of a device that you can drop in your pocket and take with you wherever you go. Download it now and put an end to mere snapshots!

Search #slowshuttercam on Instagram or visit the "iPhone - Slow Shutter Cam" group on flickr for amazing samples!

Customer Reviews

  • Useful, but some disappointed

    by 哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇哇

    ISO cannot adjust according to the shutter speed, so the noise in photo is awful, and no automatic noise reduction algorithm.

  • Solid Gold Medal

    by Coppertop One

    Such a powerful update with far more user control of things like output resolution and zoom. You now can start and stop exposures, save them and resume the exposure !m building layers now

  • Steep learning curve but wonderful photo tools

    by silkiechicken

    Still not sure entirely how to work all the features. But I've gotten some wonderful pix with it. Makes me nostalgic for my old SLR film camera...

  • Not so bad

    by caipod


  • Night time star photos

    by zaphond

    Wooooooo whhooooo! Night time sky photos.

  • Two thumbs up

    by Heather Molina

  • Love it!

    by Meganangel81

    So much fun!

  • Essential

    by Coolhunterguy

    This is one of the essentials apps for everyone who want to take PRO pictures with iPhone.

  • It can be simpler, so many settings stuff just overwhelm me...

    by Lee Hanson

    It can be simpler, so many settings stuff just overwhelm me...

  • by Bett0

    I will now remove all my other camera apps.

  • Good stuff

    by Mikester 11

    Does everything it says it does. A small learning curve for a newbie, but easy to catch on. Only downside is that you'd need a tripod youse this app to its full potential.

  • Nice

    by Canyoncity

    I love this app works great

  • Good app.

    by Yoshk

    Plus I had pizza today so that's a plus.

  • Challenging to get quality pic without a tripod...for iPhone ?? Play with features.

    by Pasky2112

    Challenging to get quality pic without a tripod...for iPhone ?? Like too see 'Import' from Cam Roll too. Play with features. Night sky, handheld LEDs or laser pointers r fun. Light stick toss n spin.

  • Great app for creative photography

    by RatherBGolfing

    This app lets you really do creative stuff with the excellent camera in the iPhone. Well worth the cost.

  • Good

    by KyleU™

    Good for writing stuff with lasers lol

  • Thank You!! A++++

    by sheepahL

    Finally, I couldn't believe it when I saw the update. I've been using this app for years. For those getting blurry pictures practice with the settings, you'll get the hang of it. Love the icon!!!!

  • Very nice!

    by MCgendraft

    Great app!

  • Best app ever created!

    by FineItalian

    Everyone get this app u will not regret getting this app its worth your time and $ have a nice day guys!

  • Ambiguous Terminology

    by WALL-E3000

    I agree with the other reviews about the confusing terms. 'Motion Blur' 'Light Trail' and 'Low Light' sounds fine and dandy until you start using it and have no idea what it actually means. If I want to capture a night scene with streaking headlights should I use Motion Blur? Well, my shot will certainly have motion. But I'd also expect there to be Light Trails so maybe I should use that. But wait, this is at night so, naturally, Low Light is the best to use. Maybe I should just try them all and see which looks best. Oh wait, the moment is gone. Do you see the problem here? Please use more standard terms so that we can know what is going on. Then we can make better artistic decisions.

  • No ISO setting on 5s

    by William Alexander

    There's no ISO setting on the 5s(there is in the 5). Makes star shots impossible. Worthless app.

  • Useless App

    by MarwanHamdan

    This app does not work as advertised. Nothing like the marketing photos given as examples on the app's page.

  • Unuseful and waste of money

    by Captain_Ghazi

    Don't buy it ..

  • Awful

    by Rale 45

    Pictures are will need perfect stillness of your phone,because you cant take shot that is clear...dont waste money

  • It won't start

    by Zanzan Migoo :)

    Every time I try opening the app it just crashes. I un then re-downloaded it, then turned off my iPod and it still doesn't work.

  • This app does not work

    by Angry customer123456789124

    I bought this app thinking it would work on my iPod 5gen. I was wrong, when i went to get on it , it would close and go back to home page.


    by My-thoughts-and-review

    pointless app!

  • I want my money back

    by Ziad kazm

    This is such bad cam i hate it this is just wasting money

  • Flee Boi

    by Btotten5

    App is awful don't waste a dollar !

  • Can't figure it out

    by Insanedog10

    I am great with tech but can't figure this out

  • Oh Why Oh Why didn't I read the reviews

    by GA-Guy

    Terrible waste of money! Don't buy this S&$t!

  • Shouldn't have upgraded

    by JT2200

    This was by far way better before I upgraded... The pictures were nicer in low light and the functions were easier. Please let me know if there's a way to downgrade back to the old version or I'll have to look into a different slow shutter app. Thanks.

  • Absolutely Extraordinary

    by xneonxjenx

    It wuz reele coule and wercs varey well

  • Worst Photo/Video App

    by cyndeharris

    This app is the worst photo/video app on the market. The photos in the AppStore preview are NOT taken with this app. The controls are extremely hard to use, and the instructions are vague and very unhelpful. I would give this product a 0/5 if the AppStore would allow it. Terrible app, waste of money.

  • Tripod

    by The insane gamer

    If you want to get full use out of this app use a tripod or stand and use the up volume button on your headphones as to not shake the device

  • Does not work

    by marco tuvalorenzo

    The photos on screenshots are fake. iPhone can't make such - neither the app can. Tried taking low light photo of the road with traffic light - all I got was just almost black pic.

  • Click

    by Darth Sather

    Nice app. Lots of fun. Would be nice if the timer volume could be adjusted. Over all, good fun and easy.

  • Absolutely Cool!!!

    by ShoelessScott

    Works perfectly. Have shot many, many long exposure images both night and day and am thoroughly impressed. I've tried others and can say this is the one to spend your money on! Just caught great pic of Venus setting just after sunset; A bicycle rode by in lower frame with a white light blinking and then an airplane flew over with lights flashing. Shutter was open 1040 seconds and the result was amazing.

  • Good

    by Broc478


  • 好赞!

    by fatotaku



    by Kiana2428

    This doesn't give me clear pictures at all. Waste of money.

  • Excellent!

    by kathrynM3000

    This is the best out there!!!

  • So far so good!

    by Farley213

    Just downloaded it tonight and having fun with it already. I think my only critique is that I can't seem to zoom in on things. Other than that this is a great app and one I will use often!

  • Ok

    by Renee Biedermann

    It's too confusing and doesn't take good photos

  • ...

    by MSerna1

    Worth uh buck by far

  • Great for Instagram

    by Bpatel095

    Follow me on Instagram: @bpatel095 Photography IOS 7 ready

  • Good upgrade, but dumbed down

    by asbissonnette

    Overall a good upgrade. Except, in an attempt to dumb it down for the LCD of people, the tools are confusing. Wish they would just use actual photography terms to describe the modes as it is now confusing as to what each mode does..

  • Almost perfect

    by Silvertech

    Works great! Except it doesn't take pictures with the headphone + button. A must for a real clear shot off a mini tripod or platform.

  • Not so good

    by Eksdrls

    It was really blurry and not as many fun things on it

  • Pretty rad

    by Myles Pádraig O'Mainnian

    I don't think the shuttle speed results pan out to be as smooth and real as real shutters, as it comes out a bit choppy at times but you can take some seriously rad customizable shots. Major effects and creativity can be unleashed through this app whether you want to take realistic photos of waterfalls or some sweet abstract compositions. It's fun stuff.

  • wicked cool

    by Walticimoe

    even if you don't know how to use big fancy cameras this is sick!

  • GET IT!

    by .ANGLER.

    Very good app

  • Pros and cons

    by Cetebiname

    Pro 1 Awesome light trail 2 Pretty good low light 3 Good stabilization 4 Good motion blur 5 useful timer Cons 1 No tutorial 2 Not really iOS 7 3 Confusing buttons 4 Doesn't work all the time 5 Has useless feature of seeing the image a corner again 6 (as far as I know) no video or normal picture Overall: solid app that has a few good features ( and awesome light feature), but has confusing Not quite ios 7 UI. If you don't mind paying the money, then you should get it.

  • Great app

    by Jaksonpark

    Great app a little hard to use all the features though

  • Great app!

    by Ribby22

    For all you quirky shuttergeeks out there like me, you will love this app !

  • Got a lot out of this app.

    by Zachary Cox

    I honestly expected it to be one of those 'too good to be true' apps. It has great features and works great

  • Amazing

    by Boozy88

    This is the best App for light trails and long exposures but I would like to get the volume shutter back

  • Great camera

    by KaderTot100

    Cuel stuff

  • Great camera

    by KaderTot100

    Cuel stuff


    by Linda Lajoie

    this is the worst app i have ever seen. its confusing, you cant use your own pictures already it just stupid. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY PLEASE dont!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GET!!!

  • Nonsense app

    by Assaf Lavie


  • Amazing

    by thezachnthebox

    Very intuitive

  • Very nice.

    by d4nky

    I can see Apple buying this company. Just like they bought the author of SnappyCam - which is no longer available for purchase. :/

  • Most excellent!

    by Loriffic

    Awesome app! Light Trails mode is so amazing. Low Light mode blows my mind. Stop reading this review and download this app NOW!!!

  • Great

    by Hairuku

    For people who don't have DSLR's this can be a viable option

  • Surprised!

    by MagicalRealism

    Update that is more like an upgrade!

  • Nice

    by mega ghost


  • Amazing!

    by Osarra

    This app is amazing! It does exactly what what the screen shots portray and taking the pictures is a breeze! It also allows you to edit the pictures right on the spot with items like contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue. A must have for cool pictures. Definitely recommend the app and the .99 cents is worth it!

  • Excellent purchase - worth every cent

    by Djpt3

    This app rocks! Takes great pictures, and is fun to use. Try these techniques for light trails. 1. Have a friend hold a sparkler while u shoot. 2. Light an incense, turn off all the lights, and then with one hand hold the camera, and the other twirl the red, glowing tip around in front of camera - this gets some great DOF type stuff. Have fun

  • Awesome app

    by Jraab78

    "Slow Shutter" is the ONLY app I use for low light conditions and for light-painting. It is really easy to set up and you can customize the features Exactely how you want it . All my friends are really suprised by the quality of my light painting results and never knew I used my iphone . All in all , it's a great app, easy to use , and powerfull !!!

  • I Can't figure out the update

    by MoonstoneWolf

    The app no longer has the 3 camera modes. I stood for an hour trying to capture the falling snow and was not able to where on the previous version this would have been easily achieved. Not happy with this update.

  • Love the new update!

    by Juan Cabrera

    best version yet

  • Best photo app for DSLR owners

    by Josean Mendez

    Best photo app for DSLR owners

  • Updated version is great!!!

    by DennysMora

    I really like the new version feature showing final result on screen.

  • Great

    by Fairshakesrinear

    Wow this upgrade has really stepped it up. So, so, excellent.

  • Two words: "light painting"

    by Chille Mulholland

    A true and spontaneous photographic art medium, "light paintings" are abstractions produced by manipulating captured light usually with slow shutter speeds--and this app has a function specifically designed for their creation.

  • Great app...

    by ArataTakú

    Great app... I use this app quite regularly and have created some very stunning pictures! Keep up the great work!

  • Incredible upgrade

    by lacrosseisawesome

    Simply blown away by the improvements, fantastic work

  • amazing

    by Lumiare

    It impresses me that the iPhone camera could do so much.. I mean it even has HDR! Anyway, this app is perfect. I mean it impressed me even further with its set-up and features! KEEP IT UP YALL ROCK

  • Solid fun app

    by Christopher Felix

    Well worth the money. Capture a freeway at night and you'll be hooked

  • Great ability to add artistic effects!

    by Ray Deez

    I like to create my own effects. Not the canned automated effects seen everywhere. Good job!

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