FiLMiC Firstlight has now been released for Android

Written by Heath McKnight


FiLMiC Firstlight, a feature-packed mobile photography app, was introduced for iOS at the end of 2019. It promised an Android version was coming soon, and now it has delivered on that promise, just a few months later. After dominating the mobile filmmaking world with FiLMiC Pro, the company is planning on doing the same for mobile photography.

Let’s take a look.

FiLMiC Firstlight Features

Debuting in November 2019, FiLMiC Firstlight offers mobile photographers plenty of advanced, professional features to really take advantage of their iPhone’s - and now Androids’ - cameras, just as the FiLMiC Pro app did for mobile filmmaking.

FirstLight Android Film Simulations.jpg

These features include:

  • Full and fast exposure and focus manual controls, plus easily lock both in place.
  • Cross-swipe to adjust focus and exposure:
  • Left and right for focus.
  • Up and down for exposure.
  • Burst mode, multiple aspect ratios, flash, timer, grid overlays, HDR control (device specific), and many other controls.
  • RGB Histogram showcases exposure across color channels.
  • Take advantage of focus peaking or zebra stripes to further dial in focus and exposure.
  • Shutter and ISO priority modes.
  • An AE mode to set combinations of ISO and shutter.
  • RAW shooting options, including DNG and TIFF.
  • Lens selector, which is specific to what device you’re using.
  • Anamorphic lens adapter support, like those from Moondog or any other 1.33x anamorphic lens made for smartphones.
  • Film grain to help give your photographs a film look.
  • Vintage film simulations, including variations on classic film stocks and altering exposure settings, such as:
  • Veloura, which is underexposing Fuji’s Velvia 100 stock by 1/2 stop.
  • Ulster, similar to expired Polaroid 600 Color instant film.
  • And many others.

FiLMiC Firstlight is available now for both iOS and Android, and is offered as a free version with some limitations, and an in-app paid version with full features. The cost is just a one-time fee of $7.99, no more subscription.

Download it at the App Store and Google Play Store, and visit the official FiLMiC Firstlight page for more technical details, and which phones are supported.

Tags: Production


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