Top 10 Best Camera Apps For Android

While buying a smartphone, we take into consideration various features and specs and the most important of all is ‘the camera’. As with every other technology we have known, the cameras on today’s smartphones have advanced a lot. While the most innovative cameras are on the side of Nokia (now Microsoft), Android smartphones from the likes of Sony, Samsung and others come with great cameras too.

Along with advanced hardware, the software has also become a lot more feature packed. While camera apps from Sony, Samsung, HTC are great and pack-in a lot of features, the stock Android camera app doesn’t offer much. People who want manual controls or more shooting modes on their Android smartphones have to look for an app on the Play Store and as you would expect, there’s no lack of great camera apps on the Play Store.

So, today we’ll tell you the 10 Best Camera Apps for Android:

1. Camera 360 Ultimate

Camera 360 is one of the most popular camera apps available for smartphones. The app brings both professional level manual controls and features along with fun editing features.

The app comes with various camera modes, lots of exclusive filters, free cloud album, sharing features, professional editing tools and more. The user interface is also not clean and not cluttered with all the features on the front. The great thing about Camera 360 is it’s free with the Play Store and there are no ads as well. If you want a great all-in-one camera app for your Android device, Camera 360 Ultimate shouldn’t disappoint you.

Developer: Pinguo Inc.

Compatibility: Android 2.3 and up

Availability: (Free) Google Play Store

2. Cymera

Cymera is another popular android photography app on the Google Play Store and along with powerful camera features, the app also brings a ton of editing features. The camera interface of the Cymera includes a number of powerful lenses like Focus, Anti-shake, Convex and more.

The app also brings the ability to create collages along with various filters. There are a ton of editing features like retouching options, beautification and more. Cymera is a must try if you want a simple yet powerful camera app.

Developer: SK Communications

Compatibility: Android 2.3 and up

Availability: (Free) Google Play Store

3. Camera ZOOM FX Premium

Camera ZOOM FX Premium is a fast and sleek camera app on Android. This is a paid app but the feature list and the user interface makes it worth it. The app includes the best of both worlds, that is professional camera features and fun features.

The Camera ZOOM FX app brings a fast capture along with lots of camera modes like best photo, stable shot, time lapse, HDR and more. The app also gives you the ability to set a hardware key like the volume rocker as the camera button. The app also packs in powerful post processing along with lots of cool editing features for you to enjoy.

Developer: androidslide

Compatibility: Android 1.6 and up

Availability: (Paid) Google Play Store

4. Camera FV-5

Camera FV-5 is another feature packed professional camera app, which brings DSLR grade manual controls and lets you take raw pictures and process them later. The app comes with Lollipop’s Camera2 API implementation along with various advanced features.

The Camera FV-5 offers a DSLR-like viewfinder, which lets you see exposure, aperture,  bracketing settings and more. The feature list is so long that it would take us a lot of time to cover it. In short, you should definitely check this app out  if you are looking for a great professional camera app.

Developer: FGAE

Compatibility: Android 2.2 and up

Availability: (Paid) Google Play Store

5. DSLR Camera Pro

The DSLR Camera Pro is an app for Android users looking to for a full-on professional camera app. The app has been developed by GD Software, who are also behind the great Manual Camera app, which is also featured on our list. The DSLR Camera Pro app has some really powerful features packed in a good interface.

Most of the features are a tap away from the users and there are a number of professional grade features like two stage shutter, movable viewfinder, live histogram, light metering and way more. Some of the features are hardware dependent, so not all smartphones might support them.

Developer: GD Software

Compatibility: Android 4.0 and up

Availability: (Paid) Google Play Store

6. Vignette

Vignette is fully featured camera app, which brings a lot of cool and fun features for all the Android users across the globe. Its post processing covers whatever your stock camera would lack.

The Vignette app brings a number of modes like time lapse, touch to focus, photo booth, digital 10x zoom and more. The app also brings cool effects with 70 customisable filters and 50 frames. It also brings features advanced features like composition guides, remote shutter and more. Another fun fact is that the app is optimised for taking pictures underwater but for that make sure you have a water resistant smartphone.

Developer: Weavr Studios

Compatibility: Android 1.5 and up

Availability: (Paid) Google Play Store

7. Google Camera

You must be aware of the Google Camera app, which comes pre-installed on Nexus devices. Well if you are not, you should definitely check it out. The app comes with a simple interface but some really cool features.

The app lets you snap pictures quick and fast in several modes like HDR+, Lens blur, Photo sphere, wide angle and panorama. The app also lets you snap pictures while shooting a video. Google Camera also comes with Android Wear support.

Developer: Google Inc.

Compatibility: Android 4.4 and up

Availability: (Free) Google Play Store

8. Manual Camera

The Manual Control app offers great manual control to Android users and if you use an Android Lollipop running device, the app should work wonders. The app uses Lollipop’s latest Camera2 API, so that means there are some awesome features but you might miss out if you’re not on the latest Android version yet.

The app lets you manually control the ISO, white balance, shutter speed, focus distance and more. The app is also said to be very fast along with additional features like RAW (DNG) capture, geo tagging, Timer, gridlines and more.

Developer: GD Software

Compatibility: Android  5.0 and up

Availability: (Paid) Google Play Store

9. VSCO Cam

VSCO Cam is another popular android photography app, which had become popular on iOS first before making its way to Android. The app is a great way to snap pictures, edit them and share them. VSCO uses its own processing technology, which is said bring great pictures.

VSCO allows you to sync your pictures VSCO Grid, which is a social network where the app shows you curated pictures. The app lets you edit your pictures and as the app description says, “VSCO Tools allow for fine-tuning, with the goal to complement, not define, your photographs.” The app is free on the Google Play Store and there are in-app purchases for preset packs.

Developer: VSCO

Compatibility: Android 4.0 and up

Availability: (Free with in-app purchases) Google Play Store

10. ProCapture

ProCapture, as the name suggests, brings some professional camera features for Android users. The app comes with shooting modes like Timer, Burst, Reduces noise, wide shot and panorama.

The app also brings some advanced features like grid and Fibonacci spiral composition aids along with real-time histogram on the screen. The app brings touch to focus and option to set the volume rocker as the camera button.

Developer: NEast Studios

Compatibility: Android 2.2 and up

Availability: (Paid) Google Play Store

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These are our Top 10 Android Camera Apps (free and paid) but mind you, all the features listed in the apps might not work with every smartphone. Some features require specific hardware while some need more processing power, so lower end smartphones might miss out on some of the features. Either ways, these apps are great camera apps and you should definitely check them out. Do tell us, if you have any other favourite camera app.

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