5 Best Camera apps for Android

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Best Camera Apps for Android

New Android devices have been hitting the market everyday, and of course, they are getting better too. If you have an amazing camera on your smartphone, there are plenty of apps on Google Play that will help you enhance your photography experience, to all professional and novice photographers.

Google has launched its own Camera app, initially, the app was limited to Nexus and Google Play smartphones and tablets, but now it’s available for Samsung, HTC, and LG devices.

Although this Google camera app has a problem; it’s only compatible with new Android Version, Android 4.4. According, to Google’s own statement, this leaves about 95% of Android owners.

Fortunately, we have some great alternative high-quality camera app on Google Play Store. Our editors have picked five best camera apps for Android, all apps has something for everyone and are packed with powerful features. Some apps are even capable of helping you to teach about how to take better photographs as well.

List of best camera apps for Android

These apps are listed here because they are much better than the hundreds of other apps on Google Play. Their feature are well reviewed by our editors, everybody has their own requirement and expectations with a app. You can choose any these apps that suits your need the best and enjoy a quality photography experience. Almost every app here has one common feature, the support of social media quick sharing that allows you to quickly share a picture with your friends, just after you capture it.

Camera ZOOM FX

Camera ZOOM FX Premium

Camera ZOOM FX is a great camera app for Android, although it has close competitors. It has many options, packed with powerful features and also has a special function that helps its users to learn how to take better photographs.

ZOOM FX is capable of giving you a quality, end-to-end photo shooting, editing, and sharing experience. With this app, you can add effects, color controls and all other post-processing jobs. It even has a deep integration of social media sharing, so that you can share you pictures with your friends from within the app itself. It is a fantastic app, packed with the features including voice activation, collage, silent camera mode, timer, much more.

Camera ZOOM FX has too many composite tools that makes it stand out from the crowd of other camera apps. This is the reason it has won the best camera app title.

Cost: Premium

Download: Google Play


Camera360 Ultimate

Camera360 Ultimate

Camera360 is one of the most popular camera app among Android users, globally, it offers great number of features- all for free. It has all the features that most of the photographers need, including- photo effects, quick sharing, support for phone-mountable Sony lenses and also has very nice user interface.

The thing that makes it different is its offering of cloud support; Camera360 has introduced Camera360 Cloud, a cloud platform that can help its users to manage, edit, store and share their photos, all in one place.

Camera360 has all professional photo editing tools like crop, rotate, blur, texture, adjust and much more. This app is a multifunctional camera app which scan QR code and has more than 250 million users at the time of reviewing the app.

Cost: Free

Download: Google Play

Camera FV-5

Camera FV-5

Camera FV-5 is another great professional camera application for Android devices that puts DSLR-like manual controls at your fingertips. It packs in with tons of features including useful shooting with many filters and effects. This app also allows its users to control hardware settings like white balance, exposure time, aperture, light metering, and so on.

All photographic parameters are adjustable and always at hand, like exposure compensation, ISO, focus mode, etc. It also provides background photo developing and processing that allow a smooth, uninterrupted camera operation, and has powerful organization options.

This app is available in Google Play Store in two versions, Camera FV-5 which is an in-app purchase application and Camera FV-5 Lite which is available for free.

Download: Camera FV-5 (Premium)

Download: Camera FV-5 Lite (Free)


Focal (Beta)

Although Focal is currently in Beta, but this is really a fully featured camera app for Android platform. The app is packed with features like HDR shooting, panorama shooting, photosphere, burst shooting mode, self and auto-timers, and much more. Focal only support devices running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Overall this is a great app for those, who need HDR or panorama. Since it’s a beta version, it’s a bit buggy on some devices.

Cost: Free

Download: Google Play



Vignette (ad-free)

Vignette is another great alternative of stock camera app. It provides elegant shooting interface, has more than 70 customizable filters and 50 frames in any combination to create many post-processing photo effects.

Its user interface is really great, and can do lot a of thing that the other apps here in list can do, including tilt-shift photography, cross process, duotone, LOMO, toy camera, and more. You can also edit imported photos from other devices by using its photo editing tools.

Like most of the other apps, it also has a third party social media sharing that allows its user to do a quick sharing of pictures with their love one.

Cost: Premium

Download: Google Play


Wrap Up

Default apps are called stock apps on Android platform; your default camera apps are little different for every devices. Beside their simplicity, they don’t offers features like other camera apps available on Google Play Store. If you like to improve your photography experience, then you should go for that camera app which provides the most better and useful tools. Default camera apps are good at providing hardware settings like white balance control and exposure times but they are often lacking better tools.

There are many more camera apps out there, but they certainly these are the best. If you are using other apps which we haven’t listed in our best five list, you can share with us in the comment. And also, be sure to check out our 5 Best photo editing apps for Android for more awesome photography apps.


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