The apps shown in this article are in alphabetical order, that is, their position in the list does not represent preference for one or the other.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC: RAW capture
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC can easily replace your conventional camera, adding professional features and adjustments to your clicks. Among the most interesting functions are blocking exposure adjustments and white balance, which few apps offer.
Another thing that can attract more experienced photographers is the possibility of capture in DNG, Adobe's RAW format. In this format the photo is heavier, but offers much more editing control and more quality than JPG images.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
Camera360: best for selfies and portraits
Camera360 is one of the most popular applications among Android users. Its popularity is due to the numerous selfie resources it offers. Regarding the camera interface, the features available in Camera360 are basic, such as framing, image proportion and field blur, for example.
The selfie options go beyond the beautify mode, allowing the user to edit the scenery, his face and apply different types of image filters. It is possible to improve the skin color and reinforce some features of the face, such as eyelashes and lips, for example. The images are saved in the photo gallery with high quality.
FV-5 camera: the best interface
This app surprised me positively for its interface and available commands. The resolution of the images can be adjusted only in the paid version, in the free version the maximum size of the photos of 640×480 pixels. There is an anti-vibration feature and the controls for ISO, exposure (AWB), focus and contrast can be done manually.
Single shot, HDR and timer modes are available in the free version and can be adjusted manually. The highlight of the free version of the Cmera FV-5, in my opinion, is the possibility to control the exposure and the shutter opening time – a great option for those who like to achieve different types of effects with moving lights. A great option for your Android.
Camera FV-5 Lite
Camera ZOOM FX: it's worth it in the paid version
Camera ZOOM FX is one of the most famous camera apps on Android. However, we recommend the paid version for the amount of additional effects that are offered. The free version features grids, flash mode, a basic image editor and common scene settings, such as ISO and image size. To use HDR or timer, for example, I need to upgrade to the premium version.
The software behaves very well, without gagging or freezing. Among the settings there is a light and exposure mode that help to improve the images captured from the Camera ZOOM FX. A good request, but, in my opinion, it is more useful in the paid version.
Camera ZOOM FX – FREE
Cameringo: very complete
Cameringo is an application with great interface and usability. It behaves very well, fluid and full of advanced features, such as manual ISO, compass, horizon correction, manual exposure, night mode, grids, timer and timer.
In addition, the app has more than 300 filters, various types of lenses, a way to make "mini planets", recording GIFs, effects that simulate old films, such as 16mm or Super-8 and the possibility to use any filter for both photos and videos.
Cameringo Lite – Photo Filters
Camu: the most suitable for social networks
Camu is a camera app aimed at personalization with very interesting features. Camu does not offer advanced photography features other than a blur mode, self-timer and flash modes. However, it offers a photo collage feature in real time, that is, you can take up to four photos in a row and form a mosaic with the images.
The effects available on Camu are few but it is possible to purchase filters for free at the in-app store. These filters add different types of effects in real time. A good choice for those who like to share images on social networks and do not have much time to edit them.
Cymera: intuitive and powerful
Cymera is an app with an easy-to-use interface, but very powerful features. It is especially recommended for those who want to "retouch" their selfies, since they have options to soften the skin, refine the face, shape the waist and even, according to the manufacturer, prick the butt.
It also has a collection with more than 130 augmented reality filters, an editor that allows you to apply stickers and make collages with your images, several options of "lenses" to modify the image and easy sharing with social networks.
Cymera – Selfie Camera, Photo Editor, Filter, Collage
HD Camera: simple and practical
With a clean interface, this app features features such as continuous autofocus and shooting, photometry and focus per point, and various effects and adjustable shooting modes. But the highlight is the "silent shutter", which allows you to shoot without the smartphone making the "click" of the camera.
HD Camera – silent shutter
Open Camera: powerful, despite the interface
The Open Camera interface is not the most beautiful or intuitive, and this can scare off some users. But if you give it a chance you will find that it is a powerful and feature-rich app, including automatic image alignment, "on-screen flash" support to improve your selfies, noise reduction modes and dynamic range optimization to improve your photos, HDR with ghost reduction and more.
In addition, it is fully configurable. You can define what the buttons on your smartphone (volume and on / off) do, how the zoom behaves, lock the screen orientation, activate a timer with counting out loud, choose between various types of grid on the screen and much more. Worth a try!
Pixlr: simple photos but complete editing
This one of those apps to make everyone happy. Pixlr is very famous, and very easy to use. It is really quick and easy to make stunning photos. The camera interface has almost nothing, but you can now apply some color and texture filters. But after taking the photo you understand the real reason he is popular.
In the editor there are dozens of adjustments, including auto-correction, red-eye removal, blur, overlays and various fonts for entering text. It is not complicated to use, and you will be able to quickly achieve very satisfactory results.
ProShot: manual controls at a good price
For R $ 12.99, there are those who find the ProShot expensive. But if you consider the amount of features it offers, this price is a good deal. If you are in doubt, I suggest you read the app manual, available on the developers website, which explains each of the features in detail.
Among the highlights are the three modes of operation (Automatic, Program and Manual), capture in JPG, DNG (RAW) or JPG + DNG, a "Light Painting" mode for long exposure photos, live histogram, automatic bracketing, and a lot more. The interface is minimalist, and the controls are inspired by those of DSLR cameras.
A Better Camera: the most complete
We leave the best for last: "A Better Camera" keeps its promise and is really "a better camera" for your smartphone. In addition to numerous manual adjustments, such as ISO control and exposure, the app offers several on-screen grid options, virtual level, and a "best shot" mode, which captures several photos in sequence and suggests the best one for you.
Another useful feature makes the camera capture, in addition to the exact moment you pressed the shutter, the previous 2 seconds. Great for taking pictures of children and pets that don't stop quiet. The DRO mode is an exclusive technology of Better Camera that maps the tones of the image and automatically improves color and light, being able to easily replace the HDR in some situations.
A Better Camera
And you, what is your favorite camera app? Do you know any other? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.
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