Top 10 Best Camera Apps
- Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Camera
- Bacon Camera
- Camera FV-5
- Camera MX
- Filmic Pro
- Google Camera and GCam ports
- HedgeCam 2
- Open Camera
1. Adobe Lightroom: Photo Editor
Price: Free / $ 52.99 per month
Adobe Lightroom is not technically a photo editor and camera application. However, it does come with a built-in camera processor. The camera is reasonably decent and includes great key features like HDR, RAW support, and various modes and presets. Additionally, it has a custom set of manual camera controls if you need to. The good news is that Adobe Lightroom is now one of the best photo editor apps for mobile, so you can do instant editing using the camera app. Adobe 2020 introduced the Adobe Photoshop Camera (Google Play Link) with various features including various filters, real-time Photoshop effects, auto-tone, portrait mode controls, and more. This is mostly a camera for social media genres, but overall it is still a good choice.
2. Bacon Camera
Price: Free / $ 1.99
We will be honest. When we first saw the name Pagan Camera we thought it was a joke app. However, this is a legally decent camera app. It has manual controls like Focus, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, ISO, and many more. You also get support for RAW and DNG with traditional JPEG. It has support for manual controls on devices that do not support Google’s Camera2 API. We do not have any testing equipment that does not support it, so we will accept it now. Some other features include GIF support, panorama mode, and time views. It is surprisingly good and the pro version is surprisingly cheap. The only problem is the update support. It has not seen an update since 2019 (as of this writing), so it may no longer be supported.
3. Camera FV-5
Price: $ 3.95
Due to a lack of updates, the Camera FV-5 was recently removed from the list. However, it seems that FGAE has not done this yet. The current version of the camera FV-5 is really good. It has even better features like manual controls, an exposure bracket, and a built-in interval meter. The list of features is too long to include such a simple list. The app runs for $ 3.95 and receives regular updates at the time of writing. The only drawback is that some phones seem to behave badly with this, so if your phone is one of them, make sure to provide a proper check within the time of refund.
4. Camera MX – Photo & Video Camera
Price: Free / up to $ 1.99
Camera MX is one of the oldest and most popular camera applications. Developers are constantly updating the application, which is currently in place. It works best for simple things. There are different shooting modes in use. It can also be used to take photos or videos. There is also a GIF mode to create your own GIFs. Built-in photo editor basics can also be done. This is a decent all-in-one solution. Serious photographers may want to look elsewhere. If you have Google Play Pass, you can use the pro version as part of it.
5. Cymera – Photo Editor Collage
Price: Free / up to $ 3.49
Cymera is one of the oldest and most popular camera applications. It focuses more on key aspects. That means you will get filters, stickers, special effects, and similar features. It also has a beauty camera mode. It can add or remove features from your face and body. We are not big fans of dramatic changes like this, but everyone has their own. Also includes a photo editor for minor edits. It is free to download. You can purchase additional items as in-app purchases.
6.FiLMiC Pro: Mobile Cine Camera
Price: $ 14.99 + $ 9.99
Filimic Pro is one of the newest camera applications in Android. It is also the most expensive camera app on this list. It also has some unique features. It includes some specific manual controls. For example, it has a dual slider for exposure and focus, a white balance adjustment matrix, and gamma curve control. In addition, it comes with some additional analytics, direct RGB control, and more. It had a very shaky start. However, developers take user feedback seriously and fix bugs
It also seems to update the app. Hope it will be better one day. If you want to try it out, check it out thoroughly within the cashback period.
7. Google Camera
Google Camera is Google’s official camera application. One that you can find on most Google devices. It has a few small, but useful features. Includes lens blur mode, slow motion (on supported devices), 360-degree panoramas, video positioning, and more. The only drawback is compatibility. It can only be used on devices running Android 7.1.1 and later (at the time of writing). Even later, it could only be used on most current Android devices. Otherwise, it’s free and it’s very good. However, if you want the best Google Camera features, you may have to sideline the modified version for your device.
8.HedgeCam 2: Advanced Camera
Price: Free / up to $ 10.99
HedgeCam2 is a fork for an open-source open camera application. It takes on a successful mix of simplicity and features and adds a few extra features. This version is also open source, and the link to the code is in the Google Play description. These include manual controls, HDR and DRO (Dynamic Range Optimization) photo modes, various customization components (such as turning off shutter sound), and face detection support. The open camera is very nice. It’s a little better, but a little more complicated. You can choose the one you like the most.
9. Open Camera
Price: Free / $ 1.99
The open camera is one of the most popular camera applications for serious photographers. It contains most of the serious features we discussed earlier. This includes manual camera controls. It includes a timer, support for some external microphones, HDR, exposure bracket, and more. This is a great option for both photographers and videographers. The app is completely free with no in-app purchases or ads. It is also completely open-source. That’s always a plus. If you wish to support the developer, there is a preferred (and separate) donation utility.
10. Pixtica: Camera and Editor
Price: Free / $ 3.99 per year
Pixtica is one of the newer camera apps on the list. It has some nice little tricks and some nice post-processing. Some features include Live Filters, Manual Controls, Exposure Control, GIF Recorder, Slow Motion Mode, RAW File Support, QR Code Scanner, and many more. It even comes with a very basic gallery and photo editor. We love its wide range of features and its all-in-one style. However, some features require a subscription and your stock camera application can do even better post-processing.