iPhone Magnify 1Hollis JohnsonFor photographers, Apple’s native camera app for iOS leaves something to be desired. Filters and portrait mode are fun, but it’s hard to wrestle control over how the camera handles things like exposure and focus. 

That’s where the Moment app is supposed to come in. It promises DSLR-like control over the iPhone’s camera, allowing you to control things like focus, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance, without the phone making those decisions for you. It also requires a one-time purchase of $2.99 to use the full-featured app. 

But is it worth downloading and paying for another app just to take photos?

Here’s how Moment stacks up against Apple’s native camera app: