Best Camera Apps for Android

Thomas Lucero
2 years ago

Nowadays, smartphone cameras play a significant role for every user. Global companies are making smartphone cameras even more reliable, with better low-light performance and features people need.

Consumers buy smartphones by looking primarily at the strength of the camera. Stock camera apps improve their performance. Manufacturers such as Google, Samsung, and Huawei employ artificial intelligence with other software optimizations for the hardware camera. But there is no limit to what you can do. Here are the best Android camera appcamera apps available for Android smartphones.

Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Camera

Adobe Lightroom is more of a photo editor than a camera application. The program has a built-in camera app that looks decent, including HDR, RAW support, and different modes with presets.

Adobe Lightroom has the usual set of manual camera controls. The program is also considered one of the best photo editing apps on a smartphone. 

A year ago, the Adobe Photoshop Camera appeared, supplemented with many features, such as different filters, Photoshop real-time effects, automatic toning, portrait mode control, etc.

The app is conditionally free, and activation of all features is priced at $52.99 for a month.

Bacon Camera

Bacon Camera is a decent camera app with manual controls (focus, white balance, exposure compensation, ISO). The program supports RAW and DNG along with JPEG. 

Some features of the program have support for GIFs, panoramas, and a photo timer. The program with the minimum features is free, and the pro version costs $1.99.

Camera FV-5

The current version of Camera FV-5 is loved by many users for its manual controls, exposure bracketing, and built-in intervalometer. The features are plentiful, and the entire set is priced at $3.95.

Camera MX

Camera MX is an old and the best camera app for Android. The developers are constantly updating the program to improve many photo and video capture modes. Additionally, a GIF mode is present. The built-in photo editor fully handles the main tasks. The program is free, but you can get all its features for $1.99.


Cymera is a well-known old camera app. The program is focused more on the essential functions. The user gets filters, stickers, special effects, and other features. 

The app still has a beauty camera mode, adding or removing facial features with the body. The program also has a photo editor for minor edits. The app is free and more parts can be purchased for $3.49.

Filmic Pro

Filmic Pro is a new camera app for Android smartphones. The program is the most expensive of all. 

The app’s features can be described as unique, such as a dual slider on exposure with focus, matrix white balance settings, and a gamma curve control. 

The camera also has additional analytical functions, real-time RGB control, etc. This program had a very shaky start. The app is priced at $24.98.

Google Camera

Google Camera is the official Google camera app. The app’s feature set looks decent, but there aren’t many of them. 

Highlights lens blur mode, slow motion, photospheres, and video stabilization. The disadvantage of the program is its compatibility (Android 7.1.1 and above). Google Camera is completely free.

HedgeCam 2

HedgeCam 2 is an open-source application from Open Camera. The program is simple but has a few extra features. The app version has many manual controls, HDR and DRO modes, the ability to change settings, and support for facial recognition. The program is provisionally free, and the full version is priced at $10.99.

Open Camera

Open Camera is a trendy application for professional photographers. The program stands out for its manual camera control, timer, support for external microphones, HDR, exposure bracketing. The program is entirely free.


The newest application Pixtica has got a lot of tricks and good post-processing. Features consist of live filters, manual control, exposure control, GIF recorder, slow motion mode, RAW support, QR code scanner, etc. The app kit includes a basic gallery and photo editor.

Pixtica is free, but all features are priced at $3.99.

ProCam X

ProCam X is new among camera apps. The program is focused on professional photography. 

The app has a continuous shooting mode, face recognition, support for 4k, and RAW video recording. Manual controls, the ability to mute the shutter, and camera ways complete the picture. The limited functionality of the program is free, and the full version costs $4.99.