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 5 Best Camera Apps for Android

So many people rely on their smartphones or their tablets as primary devices to capture both photos and videos. 

The stock of camera app on the average Android smartphone is usually optimized for your hardware so that it can deliver good image quality. This is why you can quickly shoot videos and photos and share images instantly to keep your Snapchat or Instagram stories up to date.

However, the phone camera app doesn’t always satisfy us with the best kind of pictures or provide the ultimate photography features to deliver the shots we would desire.

Now, there are third-party apps that can offer you with good creative extras like photo filters and specialized tools that can help you have a beautified image and achieve a lot more with your phone photography.

Best Camera Apps for Android

Here we have a list of some best camera apps for Android that can take your image capture to a another whole new level.

1. Open Camera

The Open Camera is a full-featured camera app for Android that offers different photo modes, exposure compensation, optional grids, and lock to give you a complete control over your cameras.

You can toggle the night mode, shoot in RAW, and noise reduction to make your photos extra flexible. Plus, you can also access a whole lot of other helpful tools including ISO, voice triggers shutter controls or countdown timers for taking the perfect snapshot.

2. ProCam X

ProCam X is another app that turns your phone into a professional camera with a layout that that can be switched from a simple auto mode to a feature-filled manual mode full of DSLR-like camera controls.

Some of its very powerful features include a built-in intervalometer that helps you to shoot long exposures and stop motion. You can also shoot in time-lapse video and slow-motion, and use a range of exposure and also focus controls to capture the best photos.

If you want to record a video, ProCam X lets you record that in a high resolution. The app’s sliding controls with haptic feedback are very easy to use and it adds to the experience, and the focus peaking helps you keep an eye on your photo’s concentration and sharpest areas.

You can also activate the shadow clipping to get the best exposure you want. However, in tricky conditions, you can use the automatic exposure bracketing to snap exposed shots in three different ways with one tap of the shutter release.

Other tools that you can use to bring your mobile photography to the next level include geotagging for photos with compass directions, real-time photo filter, external microphone support, and manual focus like DSLR cameras.

Note: ProCam X isn’t free, it is for $4.99 

3. Instagram

Instagram is one among the leading photo-sharing social networks available but it’s also one of the most popular photo apps. 

Whether you are updating your Instagram Stories with the perfect shot or you want to let your followers know what you’re up to, the app offers a variety of filters and creative tools to help control the look and feel of your pictures.

You can capture, edit and also post photos without leaving the application or even worrying about trying to snap your photo and then importing it later.

Instagram is free to install, and very easy to use, and it has lots of free effects including Boomerang video, beautifying filters, campaign slogans or quirky stickers. You can also cross-post to other social networks including Twitter or Facebook, and use the hashtags to participate with the various persons or communities on the platform.

If you don’t want to share your photo, you can also save it back to your camera roll for your later use or to share on other services.

As an open source camera app, Open Camera is constantly being developed just to add more features to it. You can use the app  alongside or in place of your default camera app, and allow it to handle the important parts of your images.

Open Camera also provides you with an overlay grid to help you implement the rule of thirds and balance photo dimensions.


If you are looking a more focused photography experience, VSCO offers you a platform to express your creativity through videos and pictures.

The app offers very powerful tools to help you get inspiration for your snapshots such as a video editor with 10 presets, saturation and contrast tools so your photos can pop.

If youwant to add texture to your photos you can use the Grain and Fade effects, which also allows you be able to mimic analog film effects. You can also skew and crop images to adjust or play around with perspectives, and then you can use Recipes to save and recreate your favorite edited images.

One of the unique VSCO tools that it offers is the Montage, which allows you to make video stories and make moving collages by layering videos, images and also shapes. Montage is majorly useful for celebrating moments, illustrating moods, or experimenting with media files you already have.

Once you’ve finish editing images, you can now share them across popular social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or share it to the VSCO Journal.

5. Cymera Camera

If you’re a selfie enthusiast, Cymera Camera will be a good option to help you spruce up your self-portraits. The camera app allows you apply drawings and handwritten messages to your images just as Snapchat and Photo Editor.

You will get more than 100 different filters that will help you to enhance your selfies, and other tools to edit away all those undesirable blemishes such as pimples and blotchy skin.  In terms of camera controls, Cymera Camera provides brightness controls, you can tap-to-auto-focus and pinch-to-zoom, touch shooting, anti-shake, and a shot timer, for the best shot settings.

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