Best Android Camera App
The camera app that comes installed on your phone is probably pretty good, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Android has a wide variety of 3rd-party camera apps that can help you take even better photos. Apps with tools for experienced photographers to apps with fun effects for beginners. Here is our list of some of the best Android camera apps.
1. Google Camera Port (Top Choice)
Arguably the best feature of the Pixel phones is the stellar cameras. But it’s not the hardware that produces the great results. Google’s camera software has some fancy tricks up its sleeve. Users have been able to improve the camera quality on other devices with the same app. We have a handy guide with a list of Google Camera ports for various devices. Check it out to see if your device is included!
2. A Better Camera
With a name like “A Better Camera,” you expect some good features. Thankfully, this app delivers on its name. A Better Camera has a wide selection of modes from burst mode to night mode to object removal and many more. The app also includes an HDR mode. If you don’t want to mess with manual controls for every situation, this app is handy.
3. Camera FV-5
Camera FV-5 has a lot of manual controls. That includes focus, exposure, white balance, and even shutter speed. Once you get everything dialed in, you can shoot photos in RAW, lossless PNG, and RGB histogram. This makes it easy to tinker with photos after they have been taken with more powerful editing software.
4. Camera MX
Camera MX is a relatively old app, but it has been consistently updated. The interface is simple and easy to use. This app doesn’t have a ton of super powerful features. One cool thing is the ability to make GIFs. It also has a built-in photo editor so you don’t have to export to other apps.
5. DSLR Camera Pro
Putting “DSLR” in the name of your camera app brings some lofty expectations with it. This app mostly backs it up with manual controls for white balance, ISO, exposure, and RGB histogram support. If you miss the physical two-stage shutter button on real cameras, this app mimics that with a two-stage shutter tap.
6. Footej Camera
Footej Camera takes advantage of the Camera2 API, which means it has all the manual controls you’d expect. ISO, white balance, exposure, and focus are included. You can also do fun things like make GIFs. And for the hardcore photo editors, RAW and RGB histograms are supported.
7. Manual Camera
Manual Camera was one of the first apps to take advantage of the Camera2 API. It’s been a while since the last update, but the app still works great. The interface is familiar and reminiscent of a real camera. It has manual controls for focus, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, and more. You can shoot in RAW as well.
As the name implies, Open Camera is a free and open source camera app. Some of the features include auto-stabilization and manual controls for white balance, ISO, and exposure. It also has handy remote features so you can take photos without touching your phone. Or configure the volume keys to be shutter buttons. It’s powerful and customizable.
Surprisingly, ProShot is one of the few apps to be launched on Windows Phone before Android. We’re glad to have it because the app has some great features. You can manually control aspect ratios, compression, and shot as RAW. It also has the ability to take time-lapse videos, group shots with a timer, and burst mode for action shots.
10. Snap Camera HDR
Snap Camera HDR combines serious photography tools with fun amateur effects. It has manual controls for ISO, exposure, white balance, HDR, and can shoot in RAW. But it also has effects, borders, and live filters. There is something for every situation you might want to photograph.