Camera Fx8 1.6 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)Camera Fx8 1.6 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Camera Fx8 1.6 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

If you’re like me, you’ve downloaded dozens of camera and image-editing apps to your iPhone to satisfy your inner iPhone photography nerd – and you’re still yearning for more. Unfortunatelly, your newly found obsession with photography software may end up costing your hard earned dollars for most of these apps definitely don’t come cheap.

If you’re on the lookout for a not-to-be-missed software deals, this should be a no-brainer.

Camera Fx8 by Apalon Limited has gone temporarily free. This piece of software lets you apply fun effects, shapes and borders to your images in post-processing or in real-time. It’s gone free today for the next 24 hours so give it a download before it goes back up to its regular price of $2.99.

Also notably, FiLMiC Pro, one of the best video camera apps and a $4.99 value, has gone free for a limited time in the App Store

Camera Fx8, pictured top of post and below, advertises a flash capability for selfies but it’s not what you think.

Like Apple’s Photo Booth on OS X, Camera Fx8 simply flashes the screen white when taking self portraits with a front-facing camera to illuminate your face.

There are no in-app purchases so you get the complete sets of filters, effects, borders and overlays to play with.

You can use the pinch gesture to zoom in and out while taking your pictures, take rectangular or Instagram’s square formats, share via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email and more.

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FiLMiC Pro takes your high-definition video recordings to the next level with such features as white balance, focus and exposure controls, 4x real-time zoom, stereo recording support and more.

There are over two dozen variable capture/output frame rate settings to play with, in addition to three separate shooting modes, four resolution modes (including a pair of iFrame modes), various aspect ratio overlays (2.35:1, 4:3, 16:9) and variable bitrate options per resolution and more.

FiLMiC Pro 3.5.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

FiLMiC Pro 3.5.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

FiLMiC Pro 3.5.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

It’s pretty impressive that this app beat out the $5000 Sony FS100 and tied the $13,000 Canon C300 in a blind audience testing at the 2012 Zacuto: Revenge of the Great Camera Shoot Out.

Download Camera Fx8 free, today only, in the App Store. 

The iPhone and iPod touch download comes in at 74.3 megabytes and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

FiLMiC Pro is available free for a limited time.

The universal iPhone and iPad download requires iOS 6.1 or later.

  • CAS

    Nice 🙂

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Decent apps.. Not the great one though.. And looking at their price i think they are ovepriced compared to other editing apps.
    I’m using : PicsArt , Mextures , Afterlight , Camera+ , Big Lens , Tadaa SLR , Camblast , iDarkroom and photo editor by aviary.

  • Ara Rezaee

    I use Camera+ and ProCam 2 all the time, and they are god awesome. But nothing stops me from downloading free stuff, soooo!

  • Jonathan

    The icon of this app should have been Instagram’s iOS 7 icon..

  • felixtaf

    Thanks… I got Filmic Pro for free last year… Downloading Camera FX8 now…

  • Tom

    VSCOcam rules!

  • Anastasia Gamezo

    Great pics, thank you for the inspirational review! As always!

  • @dongiuj

    “and tied the $13,000 Canon C300 in a blind audience testing at the 2012 Zacuto: Revenge of the Great Camera Shoot Out.”
    Sorry, fail to see how this is any kind of test for photography…

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