FiLMiC Firstlight - Photo App

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About this app

FiLMiC First­light is a rev­o­lu­tion­ary pho­to cam­era from the mak­ers of the class lead­ing FiLMiC Pro cine­ma video cam­era that makes live pho­tog­ra­phy fun and cre­ative.

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Re­dis­cov­er the joy of cap­tur­ing life’s mo­ments in pho­tographs you will im­me­di­ate­ly trea­sure and want to share.

First­light com­bines cus­tom film sim­u­la­tions, adap­tive film grain and FiLMiC Pro’s fa­mous live an­a­lyt­ics to of­fer an ad­vanced but ap­proach­able front end cam­era ex­pe­ri­ence like no oth­er.

Fast, easy and in­tu­itive, First­light lets you en­vi­sion and cap­ture your best mo­ments in cam­era, with­out hav­ing to spend hours edit­ing your pho­tos lat­er. Shoot and share, it’s that easy.

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- Fast, in­tu­itive fo­cus and ex­po­sure con­trols: Tap the screen to set fo­cus/ex­po­sure, tap again to lock
- AE Mode: In­clud­ed is our pro­pri­etary Auto Ex­po­sure mode for set­ting shut­ter/iso com­bi­na­tion
- Cross-swipe man­u­al con­trols: The most in­tu­itive way to man­u­al­ly ad­just fo­cus and ex­po­sure. Swipe across the im­age to dial in your per­fect shot. Swipe up and down to ad­just ex­po­sure. Swipe left and right to ad­just fo­cus.
- Re­ac­tive an­a­lyt­ics: A foun­da­tion fea­ture of FiLMiC Pro and now in a pho­to app. Man­u­al­ly ad­just­ing your fo­cus and ex­po­sure will au­to­mat­i­cal­ly ap­ply fo­cus peak­ing or ze­bra stripes to make sure you get your shot just right.
- RGB His­togram: Dy­nam­i­cal­ly shows the ex­po­sure pro­file of the im­age across all col­or chan­nels.


- Vin­tage film sim­u­la­tions: The magic of First­light is in our re­al­is­tic trib­utes to au­then­tic film stocks. A range of film sim­u­la­tions are in­clud­ed for free with the app.
- Film grain: Ap­ply nat­ur­al look­ing film grain ef­fects to give your pho­tos that ‘film look’. Medi­um grain is in­clud­ed as a free op­tion.
- Vi­gnette: Ap­ply a sub­tle dark vi­gnette to your im­age. Medi­um vi­gnette is in­clud­ed as a free op­tion.
- Lens se­lec­tor: Quick­ly switch be­tween all avail­able lens­es on your de­vice. (Note: camera/lens support is device specific).


- Burst mode
- Timer
- Flash
- Grid over­lays
- As­pect ra­tios: 4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 5:4
- JPG or HEIC Se­lec­tion
- HDR con­trol (on supported devices only)
- Vol­ume but­ton shut­ter and sup­port for most blue­tooth cam­era shut­ter re­motes
- FiLMiC Pro quick launch but­ton (for own­ers of FiLMiC Pro)

FIRST­LIGHT PRE­MI­UM (with in-app purchase)

Up­grade to un­lock the full po­ten­tial of First­light with the fol­low­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties:
- Shut­ter and ISO pri­or­i­ty modes: In ad­di­tion to AE you can set spe­cif­ic Shut­ter Speed or ISO val­ues to ad­here to and let the app au­to­mat­i­cal­ly ad­just ex­po­sure for the un­locked val­ue.
- Ex­pand­ed film sim­u­la­tion op­tions: More re­al­is­tic film sim­u­la­tions and more to be added in the fu­ture for paid sub­scribers.
- Film grain: Fine, coarse and ISO adap­tive op­tions in ad­di­tion to medi­um
- Ad­justable vi­gnette: Low and heavy op­tions in ad­di­tion to medi­um.
- Con­fig­urable burst mode
- Anamor­phic adapter sup­port
- RAW: DNG and TIFF for­mats
- Cus­tom Func­tion but­ton
- Cus­tom live an­a­lyt­ics
- Con­fig­urable Fo­cus and Ex­po­sure con­trols
- Embedded copyright
Updated on
May 16, 2022

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1.04K reviews
Policharpus Putro
June 13, 2022
First of all, it's a good app. Thumbs up for that. But I found that when i try to capture as RAW+JPEG, error message always pop up and said "Error Saving the Image". Only RAW is fine ... Only JPEG is also fine. May I know why this behaviour occurred? Oh yeah ... I don't want an answer like "Oh ... Then you should shoot in RAW then convert it into JPEG!". Because there is something wrong either with my phone or this app. Cheers!
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FiLMiC Inc.
June 23, 2022
Hello Policharpus! Thank you for the review! Could you contact us via with further details of the issues that you experience? Our support team will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your review and have a nice day!
Pavel Lishtvan
May 10, 2022
It's good, thx. I like the option to disable denoiser and lots a gorgeous! But I still can't figure out how to correct exposure,still with automatic focus, and I wonder is there any way to get shutter speed less then 1/12 . I have samsung s21 . Also it doesn't support my telephoto module. Are you going to add it sometime later?
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FiLMiC Inc.
May 17, 2022
Hello Pavel! Thank you for writing in. Could you pease contact us directly via for more details ? As here we are limited to a number of characters to reply you. Thank you and have a nice day 🙂
Jake Spencer
May 18, 2022
Fits the niche reason I bought my Pixel 6 Pro, I wanted to use the lenses when I wanted. The Google camera app is alright for passive photos, but being able to select which lens you wish to use rather than digitally zooming and guessing when your phone decides to use which lens is annoying and wasnt what I was expecting when going from a single lens phone to a multiple lens phone. Though I can't seem to find anything that gives me full manual control such as setting ISO and Shutter& tap to focus
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FiLMiC Inc.
May 26, 2022
Hello Jake! Thank you for the review! Although we are sorry that you are not 100% satisfied. Unfortunately some limitations are on the device manufacturer´s side and we cannot influence that at this moment. Thank you for understanding. Have a nice day!