Massive ProShot update is now available for Windows Phone with temporary price cut

It was only a few days ago when we spoke about an upcoming ProShot update and today it's readily available for download. The massive update introduces numerous changes and improvements to the app which brought the Windows Phone community a DSLR range of controls for their smartphone cameras.

If you'd like a detailed look at what's new in version 5 and are wondering why the team skipped version 4 altogether, be sure to check out our in-depth look at this ProShot update. Here's a quick-glance changelog:

  • Completely redesigned UI and UX to mimic the dials found on DSLRs
  • Added front-facing camera support
  • Added on-screen camera button + tap to focus / tap to capture toggle
  • Add Image Manager - view, manage, batch export, and delete your original and hi-res photos (internal ProShot images only. Camera roll management coming in a future update)
  • Increased max burst FPS, burst buffer depth now 30
  • Press and hold camera button in any camera mode for full-resolution burst
  • Full-res burst up to 25% faster than Nokia Camera! (30-second test, Lumia 1020, 5MP + 34MP, 1/80s, Nokia Camera: 8 photos, ProShot: 10
  • ProShot is now the fastest shooting experience on Windows Phone - new dynamic buffer system allows for uniterrupted shooting at the maximum
  • Significant performance increase in all areas; photo capture, browsing, image processing, and real-time filters
  • Up to 50% faster frame rate (even with grids, real-time filters, histogram, and 3D level)
  • Added file size and color / luma histograms to EXIF viewer
  • Added sharpness setting
  • Added night scene option
  • Added more options to the filter editor
  • Improved shadow recovery algorithm, built-in filters
  • Faster load time
  • Optimized to run on 512 MB devices
  • Can now zoom 50% more into images in the preview roll
  • New tutorial! Please read it
  • Over 100 tweaks, fixes, and improvements. This update is so huge we skipped 4.0 and went straight to 5.0

That's not all as the update brings down the price of the app too, which currently sets consumers back by $0.99 until July 1 (usually $1.99). Also, the team notes on the store listing that new features are on the way, including Windows Phone 8.1 support, the ability to delete images from Camera roll, and more.

QR: ProShot

Thanks for everyone who tipped us on the update rolling out!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.