What are the best night vision camera apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    #1Night Eyes

    Night Eyes

    Night Eyes is a lowlight photography app developed by Nico Schroeder for iOS devices. The app's features include three amplification modes, 10x digital live zoom, tap to focus, color filters, landscape and portrait modes, among many others.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Antonio Balderas
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "An amazing app that actually does the job as a neat little night vision camera! It was difficult finding an app that wasn't useless so installing this app was a big help. My eyes aren't the best at night so this one really did wonders"
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    #2Nightsight Night Cam Lite

    Nightsight Night Cam Lite

    Nightsight Night Cam Lite is a night vision photography app developed by Winkpass Creations, Inc. for iOS devices. The app allows users to take photos in the dark and is optimized for the latest Apple iOS.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Randy Webb
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "A pretty decent alternative to a real night vision camera and is pretty useful in dark settings. I wish there were less ads tho, anyways sideways Thank you for this!"
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    #3Night Vision Flashlight Thermo

    Night Vision Flashlight Thermo

    This app will give you simulated night vision, so you can see things in the dark you wouldn't be able to see without. It also has a thermo vision filter, which will allow you to look for living beings, and an easy screenshot tool to make sure you get these cool pictures. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Emma Gutierrez
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "This app somehow already boosts my iPhone's flashlight so I think it's great in that arena. Otherwise, I wish there were more features to play around with."

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    #4Night Vision Camera

    Night Vision Camera

    Night Vision Camera is a night vision photography app developed by Aexol for iOS devices. With the app, users can control camera sensitivity, exposure, and amplify color filters.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Alexander Gilbert
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Night vision camera is more of a photo cam than one for videos because the quality is really low (I didn't really expect considering this is a free mobile app) but other than that, it really has night vision features that are handy in low light/night settings."
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    #5Night Eyes Lite

    Night Eyes Lite

    Night Eyes Lite is a free night camera photography app developed by Nico Schroeder for iOS devices. The app made for low lighted areas has an array of features such as three amplification modes, tap to focus, 1 sec exposure time, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Henry Reynolds
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Night eyes is quite most functional ap i have on my phone! This app is close to perfection the only thing I would like for them to add is for night vision camera for video footage."
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    #6Night Vision (Photo & Video)

    Night Vision (Photo & Video)

    Night Vision (Photo & Video) is a night vision camera app developed by Tigran Mkhitaryan for iOS devices. Some of the features of the app include fast exposure, LED light, 8x zoom, social media sharing, amplifier picker, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Betty Adams
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "The photos are grainy but it does the thingy with night vision so that's cool I guess. I didn't really expect much however this is okay."
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    #7Night Vision Army Technology

    Night Vision Army Technology

    This camera mode will allow you to see when it's dark, so you will be see things you wouldn't be able to because of lack of light, which makes this app perfect when it comes to looking for stuff you have lost.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Amit Patel
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "My wife and I are great fans of Paris Hilton's adventurous tape, and wanted to make our own. With Night Vision Army Technology, we were able to turn our standard iPhone into a high tech video cam. I can't wait until our friends and family see what we've made!"
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    #8Night Vision

    Night Vision

    This app will allow you to take pictures and videos of dark places allowing you to see things you wouldn't be able to see without this app. You can choose between green or black and white mode, and you can also zoom to get even better results.  

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Alicia Palacios
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I would love to find a good night vision camera app for my iPhone. Unfortunately, the Night Vision app isn't the answer. This app is worthless."

Summary

Best What are the best night vision camera apps for iPhone or iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Night EyesApps 8 Paid
2Nightsight Night Cam LiteApps 6 Free
3Night Vision Flashlight ThermoApps 6 Free
4Night Vision CameraApps 4 Free
5Night Eyes LiteApps 4 Free
6Night Vision (Photo & Video)Apps 4 Paid
7Night Vision Army TechnologyApps -2 Paid
8Night VisionApps -6 Paid
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