Hydra has long been one of the most popular camera apps in the App Store. Now it’s better than ever with a whole new version 2.0 update now available for download.
The new Hydra 2 app has a lengthy list of changes and improvements over the previous version, including a refined and redesigned camera experience as a whole. The new computational photography is where things get interesting, however, with Hydra 2 using AI to make it easier to take great photos.
Hydra 2’s new AI-powered RAW fusion offers to overcome the physical limits of small sensors, with capabilities such as over 20-stop extreme HDR to capture both highlights and shadows, detail-enhancing demosaicing and denoising in low light, macro shooting, crisp 6/8x digital zooming, and a whopping 110-megapixel resolution from the device’s built-in 12-megapixel sensors.
There’s a new manual mode as well as faster shooting and more. You can learn all about what makes Hydra 2 so great on its website, too.
Placed into the App Store as a new app rather than an update to the existing Hydra, the new Hydra 2 is a free download and supports unrestricted shooting in normal mode. All other modes can be unlocked and watermarks removed by paying either a one-time $11.99 or a subscription of $0.99 per month or $5.99 per year. Those who already have Hydra 1 can unlock all features with a 50% discount, bringing the price down to $5.99.
The new Hydra 2 app can be downloaded from the App Store now and is one of the best iPhone apps for taking photos — be sure to take it for a spin the next time you’re taking snaps with an iPhone or iPad.
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