The Fjorden grip turns your iPhone into a real camera

Fjorden Camera Case On Map
Fjorden Camera Case On Map (Image credit: Fjorden)

What you need to know

  • Fjorden is a new camera grip that claims to be the first professional and professional option.
  • Priced at $141 via Kickstarter, deliveries are expected early next year.

As the iPhone continues to be used to take stunning photos some people need to take their photography to the next level. That's where the Fjorden camera grip comes into play with its hardware buttons and more.

Available via a $141 Kickstarter project, the new Fjorden grip promises the "world's first pocketable, professional iPhone camera grip." That's a big claim, but it might have a point.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max, for example, already takes some stunning photos. But the Fjorden adds four specialist buttons that can be used with the world's most popular camera apps, turning your iPhone into a 'real' camera in no time at all.

Fjorden Camera Case On Wood

Fjorden Camera Case On Wood (Image credit: Fjorden)

1. Two-Stage Shutter Button: Just like your real camera: Half-press to focus, full-press to capture the image.2. Customizable Control Dial: Easily adjust exposure, shutter speed, ISO, portrait mode aperture, manual focus, and other parameters without changing your hand position.3. Multi-Function Button: You choose what it does: Trigger portrait mode or selfie mode, select flash mode, or switch between other custom settings.4. Zoom Lever: Quickly switch between iPhone lenses, or smoothly zoom in and out.

While there's a compatible Fjorden app, what makes this thing so special is the way it works with apps like Obscura, Moment, and more. There's even a MagSafe adapter for attaching to car mounts, desk chargers, and even tripods.

It all sounds pretty special and you can order your Fjorden via Kickstarter now. I'm told that the grips are expected to be ready for delivery in or around February 2021.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.