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Best Camera Apps for Android [Updated for 2020]

Photo taking and editing has never been so easy

We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Camera Apps for Android So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

Smartphone cameras are pretty awesome all on their own, but some ingenious app developers have added features beyond even the ones already built into your device’s native equipment.  These days, it’s completely possible to add flexibility and customization to your device’s camera that rivals the DSLR cameras.

With all of these options, it may be that you will no longer need a separate camera to snap the shots that you see in your mind’s eye. These apps offer an array of “new and improved” add-ons that will tickle everyone from novices to experts.

Free and Powerful

Camera Zoom FX

Google Play Store

Here’s a free app that meets your phone’s camera where it’s at and takes it over the top. One of the most unique features is voice activation, but there are other pluses as well. It also features a stability system, a timer, and easy to use controls that give you all of the features of a DSLR camera.

Once the photo is in the bag, so to speak, this app also offers a host of fun add-ons to dress up your pictures. Choose from frames, live effects, and more. You’ll be able to easily share your creations with friends and family after you have got them just the way you want them.

Camera MX – Photo and Video Camera

Google Play Store

Camera MX packs a lot of punch for a free app. Zoom in on the action with gestures, and choose the right resolution and ratio for your shot. You’ll also love the flash options that include “torch” that will brighten your scene while you’re working.

The app also allows you to take live photos that combine a few frames of video with your still photo and to grab frames from BEFORE you start your burst for action photography.

There are some great options for after you’ve snapped your shots, too. The app includes an array of filters, speed adjustments that will allow you to slow or speed up videos, and more. This is all in addition to common editing tools such as cropping and adjusting the light balance and tones of the photo.

Footej Camera

Google Play Store

Footej Camera is simple and intuitive, yet powerful. Grab great burst photos, create slow motion videos, and even shoot in panorama mode if your device supports that. Light your selfies with a special light, and take control of the camera’s settings if your device supports that.

The premium package (in-app purchase) offers even more features, like shooting longer (over 20 shot) bursts at a faster speed, capability to take longer than 5-minute videos, and the capability to create HD gifs. Developers have put together an impressive list of FAQs to help new users get started, too.


Worth a Small Investment

Snap Camera HDR

Google Play Store

Developers have provided a great trial version of this app, so users can check it out before they buy. The app features a gesture-based interface allowing users to control aspects by swiping, pinching and so forth to get to just the right settings. It works well in high and low light situations, too.

With features like fast picture mode, burst photography, and panorama mode, you should be able to capture just the right shot. The editor mode also offers some great features. The app costs $1.99 and is packed with features, making it a real deal.

Camera FV-5 Lite

Google Play Store

Camera FV-5 turns your device into a full-featured DSLR camera with all of the manual controls a photographer could want. From F-stops to exposure bracketing, you should be able to find the settings to capture the perfect shot in RAW format so you can work magic with editing, too.

The app even allows you to program controls through the volume buttons on your device, which will let you control aspects of your photography with the touch of a button. It’s perfect for situations when you need to adjust settings on the fly. The free version has limited resolution, so if you need more, consider upgrading to the pro version.

Moment Pro Camera

Google Play Store

This app features a fast, simple interface that makes it great for hobbyists, as well as features that will make professionals salivate. For only $3.99, it’s a real bargain. You can take full manual control or just tinker with one setting at a time.

If you understand the terms, you’ll find the camera is a great investment for your Android device. You get options like shooting in RAW, peak focusing, and more.


HedgeCam 2: Advanced Camera

Google Play Store

This advanced camera app offers a wealth of options that will keep your creative self snapping away for years. One of its best features is an array of customizable video settings as well as camera features. You can adjust the frame rate and the bit rate, and much more.

This free app offers a selection of in-app purchases to enhance your experience, ranging from ninety-nine cents to $10.99. And left-handers may want to pay particular attention: the app has an adjustment to move the controls to make it easier for you to use.

Best Camera Apps for Android