One of the features that the iPhone camera is missing is the ability to control exposure time. Slow Shutter Cam by Cogitap is an outstanding app that adds the ability to take long-exposure photos. This gives you the ability to create interesting motion effects in-camera, create low-noise low light photographs, and create cool light trail photos that you can only do by leaving the shutter open for a long time. It does all this and saves at full-resolution.

Slow Shutter Cam has just been updated with several new user-requested features. It’s also on sale for the next few days for only $0.99 — that’s a discount of $1.00 off the normal price.

Here’s a list of the new features:

– Front camera support
– Torch support, let’s you use the built-in flash as a torch to light long exposures.
– Auto-save option
– A new Bulb (B) setting, allowing unlimited exposure time

– Exposure lock option (from shot to shot)
– Ability to show/hide the Live preview

– Prevent stopping of ambient audio
– Prevent device from locking when capturing

Slow Shutter Cam also has a great looking new icon.

While it’s not necessary, you’ll get better, sharper results using Slow Shutter with a tripod to help stabilize the app during long exposures. There are a lot of options out there for iDevices, including the small, lightweight and flexible Joby Gorillapod.

It takes some time and experimentation to learn how to get the best results from all of Slow Shutter Cam’s features, but it’s worth it. With the right gear and the right settings, you can do things with Slow Shutter Cam that no other app can do.

The recently added Light Trails is a very cool feature. It’s a feature that many DSLR and digital point-and-shoot cameras have had for years. That alone is worth the price of the app.

Normally going for $1.99, for this new update, Slow Shutter Cam is on sale for only $0.99 for a limited time.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Slow Shutter Cam - Cogitap Software